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Vacuum Transport Seminar Session 4 | 10.05.2021 at 18:00 CET
May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
M.Sc. Student, Management and Technology TUM
Based on a trend analysis of the long-distance transportation industry we find that a major driver of innovative ultra-speed transportation systems is determined by the willingness of the German Federal Government to invest in transport infrastructure. In addition, this kind of investment would enable Germany to better reach its emission reduction targets, switching to more sustainable ways of transport, where we observe an increased preference for ground transport among the population, especially on recently opened high-speed lines. Our results show that instead of focusing on cargo transportation, the Hyperloop has greater potential in passenger transport, because of its strengths of high speed, good urban integration, low noise levels, independence of weather and sustainable energy use. Using an iterative software application developed for this study leads to fast and accurate route planning results that can be used on a worldwide scale, so we identified several routes with the most promising ones between Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Hamburg. The anticipated infrastructure costs of Hyperloop are expected to be similar to other lane-based transport modes for long distance travel and we argue that a Hyperloop system in Germany has great potential.
Dr. Oliver de Haas, CEO evico GmbH
Superconductors conduct electric current without resistance – that is well known. Superconductors displace or store magnetic fields. This makes them ideal for inherently stable, efficient magnetic bearings. The operating principle of superconducting magnetic bearings is the pinning of magnetic flux lines in the superconductor material. This intrinsic property creates a stable levitation with repulsive and attractive forces and does not require any control electronics. However, the so-called high-temperature superconductors must be cooled to their working temperature of 77 K. The presentation will provide insights into SupraTrans technology, its significance for Hyperloop, how the hoverboard works, and what industrial applications evico is working on.
TUM Expert Tom Kammermaier
A full size Hyperloop tube will be the largest vacuum vessel in the world. Pump technology has to account for pump down requirements, leak flows, pressure distribution etc. A brief overview of suitable pump mechanisms, layout considerations and simulation results will be given.