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July 2022

Moscow Poly Became Engineering Base for “Marussia GT” Race Car Revival

“Marussia GT” sport car has taken part in Russian Endurance Challenge 2022 race for endurance. The tracks took place at the Moscow Raceway in the framework of Russia Endurance Challenge for the revived lines. The REC organizer, Igor Ermilin, one of the founders of the Marussia car brand answered all questions about the possibilities for project revive and what role the University engineers take in the faith of the prototype in Moscow Poly Autonet group.

– What differs Marussia GT from the previous super cars of the brand in terms of technical parameters?

– Marussia GT was initially designed as a race car. The whole project was based on the idea of producing race cars and, on the one hand, and cars “for people”, on the other. The racing concept of Marussia GT laid the basis for all cars of the brand, however when producing the version for public roads the priority was given to the comfort of passengers. From the technical point of view, Marussia GT uses the racing components. The power unit, gearbox, braking system, ergonomics elements, such as pilot seats, seatbelts, as well as the fire extinguishing system – all of that is attribitutes of a race car that participates in the race. That is the main difference between Marussia GT from the previous cars.

– Moscow Poly became the engineering premise. Why exactly Moscow Poly?

– I am connected enough to the University [Moscow Poly]. I studied the “Automobiles” program (back then the University was called MAMI) and graduated in 1975. I stayed in touch with the University teachers, including Valery Seliphonov that has after many years asked me to hold a consultation for a team of students and share my experience with them. Back then the guys only started implementing the Formula Student project within the University and preparing the car for participation in Formula Student international competition. That is how I met the director of the Advanced Engineering School under Moscow Poly, Pablo Iturralde. We have been cooperating with Moscow Poly since then, and that lead to the idea to revive Marussia GT project, prepare it for racing, step up shared efforts to improve and get the car to the start line for the Russian Endurance Challenge 2022.

– What have you managed to achieve within Moscow Poly walls and what are the plans for the future?

– In the framework of cooperation with Moscow Poly we have got Marussia GT to meet the modern standards and regulations. We had to carry out some cosmetic repairs with the car and adjust it to the modern technical requirements. Power units that we thought of back in 2010 were only installed now. The situation is the same when it comes to the racing gearbox. It simply didn`t exist back then that`s why we were only able to fit it into the car now. So far, there is a certain amount of testing that has been carried out and that allowed us to modernize the engine-cooling system, and to improve aerodynamic characteristics.

– Is it possible to say that the result that Marussia GT showed during the endurance race is a so-called prologue for the revival of the Russian mass production super car?

– The interest to Marussia in general, as well as Marussia GT in particular is really high. The biggest part of the public has a positive attitude towards the project and are sorry that the project is not currently developed. Theoretically speaking it`s possible to assume that a successful appearance [of the car] on the roads and in media will spark fresh interest to such projects. Everything is possible, so is the production of sport cars in Russia.

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22 September 2022
Moscow Poly Starts Cooperation with BFU in Engineering and HighTech

Heads of Moscow Poly and Baltic Federal University (BFU) n.a. Immanuel Kant have signed the agreement on cooperation between the Universities. The documents was signed by the president Vladimir Miklushevskii and rector Alexander Fyodorov. The signing procedure took place during the business visit of Moscow Poly representatives to Kaliningrad.

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The Parties have agreed to develop cooperation in higher education in engineering and high technologies. Among joint areas are implementation of scientific and educational projects and events, developing student and teacher academic mobility, as well as realization of network educational programs.

During the visit, Moscow Poly delegation was introduced to elaborations made by the “Fabrika” center for multiple-access operations. This business accelerator under Moscow Poly unites scientific-research labs specializing in various field areas. It focuses on elaborations in physics, material science, biomedicine and others.

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According to the vice president for research and elaborations Anton Nalivaiko, the synergy of production premises and competencies acquired at Moscow Poly and BFT may contribute to solving complex practical tasks that the country is facing today, including the university key partner – “Avtotor Holding” large vehicle manufacturer located in Kaliningrad.

“We hope for a long and lasting cooperation with BFU both in educational and research spheres”, - noted Anton Nalivaiko.

As a reminder, the Cooperation Agreement was signed with the administration of the Kiliningrad region.

Together with “Avtotor Holding”, Moscow Poly is implementing an “Available Car” strategic project under the “Priority 2030” federal program.

16 September 2022
Moscow Poly Students Started Work On Over 150 Projects

Moscow Poly students have started their studies in one of the main disciplines taught at the University – ‘Project Activity’. The discipline will be present during all 4 years of their bachelor and specialist studies. Overall, there are more than 150 diverse projects in technical and engineering sphere, science, creative industries and other frames of reference.

Thus, how did the first classes go:

The “Photopolymer 3D Printer” team project took part in “Application Guide” exhibition (Moscow Poly booth). With the help of a 3D printer, students demonstrated the enrollees an example of a successfully implemented project.

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The “Composite Adsorbents” project team has started preparations for holding experiments. Students explored the work with refractometer. The plans for the nearest future are to carry out tests using new sorbent.

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The “Autonomous Transportation Systems. Robotics” project team has wired up and started the system via photo and tested the system operation correctness.

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The “Comi-Tech” project team studied examples of Russian and International comics.

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The “New Library” team members and supervisors have held a meetup in the course of the “2nd Reading Assembly of the Commonwealth”. The responsibilities were divided within the team, the goals and deadlines were clearly set. The students have practically evaluated the volume of work and developed the strategy for project promotion. One of the novelties became the organization within “Asterix” cinema club – the name is still being considered.

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The “WorldSkills” team formed of students majoring in ‘Flying Robotics’ has discussed the existing technical solutions in cargo discharge from unmanned aviation systems and set identified the main ideas for developing technical offers.

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The “DURECELL. Bettery Recycling” team has held a working meeting with the client`s project representative, head of the “Duracell. Battery Recycling” enterprise federal structure Alexander Pestereev.

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According to the Center for Project Activity employees, the guys develop and turn their ideas into reality themselves or under assistance from the industrial partners of the University – so far, there are over 350 of them. If a student has some idea that`s going to pass the expertise assessment  it will be launched in the course of a discipline.

 

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