rubber foam tires ?

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by ael65, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. ael65 certum quod factum Registered Senior Member

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    Can a rubber foam be created and successfuly vulcanized to create tire filled with lots of small air bubbles ? I'm looking for a tire that never deflate, even if get punctured.

    -al
     
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  3. thecollage Registered Senior Member

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    try steel tires, all metal ones are great.
     
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Just make it out of solid rubber or synthetic solid rubber.
     
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  7. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Heh! The problem with that idea - and the original suggestion/question is a very simple thing called heat. It builds up very rapidly, cannot escape fast enough - and almost just as quickly will destroy the tire.

    Why would you suppose all the tire engineers/designers stick with the current type anyway, eh??

    And as if that's not enough, your idea would drive automotive engineers nuts because it would considerably increase the unsprung weight of the vehicle - which in turn leads to all sorts of problems. Things like performace, handling and ride comfort issues.
     
  8. tablariddim forexU2 Valued Senior Member

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    They have run-flat tyres in any case.
     
  9. Steve100 O͓͍̯̬̯̙͈̟̥̳̩͒̆̿ͬ̑̀̓̿͋ͬ ̙̳ͅ ̫̪̳͔O Valued Senior Member

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    Tyre companies are probably better off making normal tyres opposed to foam ones etc. Because they run out, and that is what the company wants.

    Ever thought why Willy Wonka only made a few everlasting sweets?
     
  10. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    No, I wouldn't be so certain of that. It's a VERY competitve business and all the major makers are constantly researching ways to gain an edge over each other. Now, if there was only ONE company you would have something - but that's FAR from the case.
     

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