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Vacuum Transport Seminar Session 2 | 26.04.2021 at 18:00 CET

April 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Ralf Effenberger – Intis GmbH – TVE (MagLev) test facility, Lathen, Germany

For the establishment of a European Hyperloop standard it is essential to further develop the technology with the help of a large scale European research center.

The creation of a European Hyperloop test track is explained using the example of the 32 km continuous MagLev test track in Lathen, Germany. The focus is on the operation, the coordination of the mechanical and electrical challenges as well as the subsequent standardization of the technology. INTIS is also developing wireless high power transmission, this technology could also play a crucial role in supplying power to all forms of levitating, contactless transport.

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering ETH

Wherever a tube of a vacuum transport system needs to be split into different sections with a valve, a gap remains inside the track. This axial gap needs to be closed, when a vehicle passes from one to another tube section. What are the requirements for a mechanism, which  closes the track gap and what are the problems of high speed rail  traveling?  The wheel rail interaction was analysed and other requirements for vacuum compatible mechanisms were listed to compare it with standard railways like the SBB.

Christian Harbeke, Dipl. Ing. ETH / Produktgestalter HfG

Partner nose design experience

Developing a completely new mode of transportation means making a few supercritical decisions regarding dimensions. In this case the cross section of the Hyperloop pods will decide on the cross section of the tunnel or vice versa. Reflecting our vast experience in transportation design we will show different strategies on how to arrange passengers in fast moving vehicles.


April 26, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm