2. CONVENTIONAL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION
1. RAIL Relatively slow and expensive
2. ROAD Relatively slow
3. WATER Quite slow
4. AIR Faster but expensive
3. • Hyperloop is a new mode of transport that seeks to change this pattern
by being both fast and inexpensive for people and goods.
• The mode of transport is through ‘low pressure tubes’.
• Proposed by ELON MUSK American business magnate, investor, and
inventor. He is currently the CEO & CTO of SpaceX and CEO & Chief
Product Architect of Tesla Motors.
• This system can achieve an average speed of 598 mph (962 km/h), and a
top speed of 800 mph (1,220 km/h).
5. COMPONENTS OF HYPERLOOP
1. CAPSULE For carrying passengers and cargo
2. TUBE For carrying the capsule
3. PROPULSION For moving capsule inside the tube
4. ENERGY Driving the above parts
• Sealed capsules carrying 28 passengers each that travel along the interior of
• The capsules are supported via thrust air bearing that operate using a
compressed air reservoir and aerodynamic lift.
• The capsules are accelerated via a magnetic linear accelerator affixed at
various stations on the low pressure tube with rotors contained in each capsule.
• The tube is made of steel. Two tubes will be welded together in a side by side
configuration to allow the capsules to travel both directions.
• Pylons are placed every 100 ft (30 m) to support the tube.
• The expected pressure inside the tube will be maintained around 100pa (low
• This low pressure minimizes the drag force on the capsule while maintaining
the relative ease of pumping out the air from the tube.
10. PROPULSION SYSTEM
• Linear accelerators are constructed along the length of the tube at various
locations to accelerate the capsules.
• Stators are located on the tubes to transfer momentum to the capsules via the
12. ENERGY REQUIREMENTS
• The Hyperloop as a whole is projected to consume an average of 21 MW.
• A solar array covering the entire Hyperloop is large enough to provide an
annual average of 57 MW, significantly more than the Hyperloop requires.
• Battery array at each accelerator, allowing the solar array to provide only the
average power needed to run the system.
• Lower cost.
• Pollution free.
• Immune to weather.
• Sustainably self-powering.
• Runs trough the median of existing highway
• Tube pressurization.
• Turning will be critical (with large radius).
• Insufficient movable space for passenger.
• No prototypes.
• A number of economists and transportation experts have expressed the belief
that the US$6 billion price tag dramatically understates the cost of designing,
developing, constructing and testing an all-new form of transportation.
• Hyperloop is a new concept of solar powered transportation system with high
speed of up to 800mph
• As it has number of advantages it will be very helpful for transport public as
well as goods in a very short period of time and also in lower cost.
• Hyperloop may be future NOT NEAR-FUTURE
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• Musk, Elon (August 12, 2013). "Hyperloop Alpha". SpaceX