Academician Alyoshin visited GCTC of VIAM
On October 1, 2013 academician of RAS Nicolai P. Alyoshin visited Gelendjik climatic testing center after the name of G.V. Akimov, branch of VIAM.
The guest from MSTU after N.E. Bauman familiarized himself with new specimens of materials and structural elements, exposed under conditions of open atmosphere ground. A special interest was shown in large size structures from PCM, subjected to influence of climatic factors and mechanical loads. The work of precision laboratory apparatus (microscope Olympys LEXT, hardness tester Zwick Z0, 2 etc.) for testing of initial steps of alloys corrosion and surface destruction of polymer composite materials without failure was demonstrated to Nicolai Alyoshin.
The academician highly appreciated the efforts of VIAM in the field of development of remote control system for monitoring of aggressive atmosphere corrosion effect using humidity and temperature sensors for the surface of specimens and large size structural components. Nicolai Alyoshin considered the work of GCTC in this area to be important and promising. Besides, the chief of GCTC Sergei Panin discussed with Nicolai Alyoshin the issue of creation of a net of centers of environmental tests in the Russian Federation, but also perspectives of cooperation of VIAM and MSTU after N.E. Bauman in frames of joint climatic tests laboratory on a base of GCTC.