Future KAMAZ Vehicles
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 07 March 2013
Release date -27022013
The results of the design contest 'KAMAZ-MASTER 3D' organized by ASCON, the Russian developer of engineering design programs, were announced.
The contestants tried to model an exact copy of the legendary KAMAZ rally vehicle or develop a 3D-model of the next-generation racing truck. The contestants' main task was to develop projects in the 3D modeling system - KOMPAS 3D Home by ASCON. The winners were chosen by the design engineers of the famous rally team KAMAZ-master - Evgeny Yakovlev, Sergey Bochkaryov and Mikhail Arsenyev who have been using the KOMPAS-3D system since 2012 to improve the construction of their racing trucks.
The contestants had to imagine and model their own racing truck in the 'Future' category. According to the jury, it was especially difficult to assess the models of this category because it was necessary to take many factors into account - the interior and exterior of the vehicles, their components, and unique solutions. Ukraine's engineering designer Aleksandr Voytyuk managed to develop the best future vehicle. At his workplace, the winner designed a tent for KAMAZ's platform for transportation of cargoes under wet conditions. And then he got an idea to experiment on the truck itself. 'I modeled the whole truck in order to become an absolute winner. I played with the construction of the truck, formed a streamlined body, made an independent wheel suspension and sent my project literally on the last day,' said Mr. Voytyuk. 'When I learned that I had won I was happy like a child! I hope that someday they will design and produce a real racing truck based on my drawing.'
According to Sergey Bochkaryov, the member of the jury, it was the most interesting project. 'Though there are actually no technical solutions, except perhaps the independent wheel suspension, which can be rather useful in future, but there is a good idea for the exterior design - a streamlined form enables to reduce losses during operation. And it is a solution of today's problem!' he said.
There were also other interesting projects, including Dmitry Kotlyar's developments. According to the experts, the construction of his models was thoroughly designed, but, unfortunately, with no account of the truck concept. 'But our vehicle, though designed for rallies, should be a truck in the first place,' added the representative of KAMAZ-master.
Mikhail Pankov, processing engineer of the first category, manager of the department for development of control programs for numerically controlled machines at the research institute in Kursk, won in the 'Copy' category. His KAMAZ model simply amazed the jury. 'Mikhail caught practically all tiny components and worked out all details, be it a suspension bracket or a steering column, a dashboard or a cab, a platform or axles, and so on. Even colors were perfectly chosen. Good job! Mikhail is the absolute winner!' It took him three month to fulfill this project. The author tried to take into account all nuances and specifications of the truck, from the interior of the cab to advertising posters on the sides. 'It took much time to work out all elements from the form of the body and frame to the dashboard with all devices and switches. And, of course, I had to reproduce its mechanisms: for instance, the crankshaft of the engine moves the pistons, and the brake shoes slide apart in the brakes,' said Mr. Pankov. 'I'm very happy that I created such a project. This is the most beautiful design I've ever made.'
The winners of the contest in each category received professional graphics cards and small models of the racing KAMAZ truck with autographs of Vladimir Chagin, manager of KAMAZ-master and sevenfold Dakar winner.
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