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The only option for super fast travel is to build a tube over or under the ground that contains a special environment
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CONSTRAINING PROBLEM

The Hyperloop (or something similar) is, in my opinion, the right solution for the specific case of high traffic city pairs that are less than about 1500 km or 900 miles apart. Around that inflection point, I suspect that supersonic air travel ends up being faster and cheaper. With a high enough altitude and the right geometry, the sonic boom noise on the ground would be no louder than current airliners, so that isn’t a showstopper. Also, a quiet supersonic plane immediately solves every long distance city pair without the need for a vast new worldwide infrastructure.

However, for a sub several hundred mile journey, having a supersonic plane is rather pointless, as you would spend almost all your time slowly ascending and descending and very little time at cruise speed. In order to go fast, you need to be at high altitude where the air density drops exponentially, as air at sea level becomes as thick as molasses (not literally, but you get the picture) as you approach sonic velocity.


WHAT IS HYPERLOOP?

Short of figuring out real teleportation, which would of course be awesome, the only option for super fast travel is to build a tube over or under the ground that contains a special environment. 


At one extreme of the potential solutions is some enlarged version of the old pneumatic tubes used to send mail and packages within and between buildings. You could, in principle, use very powerful fans to push air at high speed through a tube and propel people-sized pods all the way from LA to San Francisco. However, the friction of a 350 mile long column of air moving at anywhere near sonic velocity against the inside of the tube is so stupendously high that this is impossible for all practical purposes.

Another extreme is the approach, advocated by Rand and ET3, of drawing a hard or near hard vacuum in the tube and then using an electromagnetic suspension. The problem with this approach is that it is incredibly hard to maintain a near vacuum in a room, let alone 700 miles (round trip) of large tube with dozens of station gateways and thousands of pods entering and exiting every day. All it takes is one leaky seal or a small crack somewhere in the hundreds of miles of tube and the whole system stops working.

However, a low pressure (vs. almost no pressure) system set to a level where standard commercial pumps could easily overcome an air leak and the transport pods could handle variable air density would be inherently robust. Unfortunately, this means that there is a non-trivial amount of air in the tube and leads us straight into another problem. 


THE CAPSULE

The interior of the capsule is specifically designed with passenger safety and comfort in mind. The seats conform well to the body to maintain comfort during the high speed accelerations experienced during travel. Beautiful landscape will be displayed in the cabin and each passenger will have access their own personal entertainment system.

The Hyperloop passenger capsule (Figure 8 and Figure 9) overall interior weight is expected to be near 5,500 lb (2,500 kg) including the seats, restraint systems, interior and door panels, luggage compartments, and entertainment.


THE TUBE

The geometry of the tube depends on the choice of either the passenger version of Hyperloop or the passenger plus vehicles version of Hyperloop.


In either case, if the speed of the air passing through the gaps accelerates to supersonic velocities, then shock waves form. These waves limit how much air can actually get out of the way of the capsule, building up a column of air in front of its nose and increasing drag until the air pressure builds up significantly in front of the capsule. With the increased drag and additional mass of air to push, the power requirements for the capsule increase significantly. It is therefore very important to avoid shock wave formation around the capsule by careful selection of the capsule/tube area ratio. This ensures sufficient mass air flow around and through the capsule at all operating speeds. Any air that cannot pass around the annulus between the capsule and tube is bypassed using the onboard compressor in each capsule.

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Michael DeFelice

Individual capsules would need to accelerate and decelerate at rates that avoid too many G-forces on the passengers brain and body in order to avoid black-out/red-out events or damage to the human body/internal organs. As a result, you would need an acceleration/entrance tube/lane/ramp and a deceleration/exit tube/lane/ramp for each station significantly increasing the cost of the system Further, you would need to regulate "launches" and "exits" so that each capsule has sufficient room to undertake its acceleration/deceleration process without running into other capsules on the ramp or in the main tube itself. Finally, there would have to be some kind of accommodation for capsule malfunctions throughout the system so that individual capsules could be cleared from the main tubes so as not to block traffic creating a traffic jam.

With all that, it seems that this is just another interstate highway system. Just more expensive. My view is that the research & development money for this would be better spent on developing Auto-pilot technology and more efficient engines for automobiles that utilize existing highway infrastructure.

Nice marketing coup for Elon, though.

Michael DeFelice

My prior comments were mostly premised on the thought that there would be individual capsules for each passenger. Reading further from other sources, I see that the intent is to carry anywhere from 6 to 12 passengers per capsule and it would be strictly a point-to-point system. So, my concerns about entrance/exit ramps do not apply. That makes a huge difference in system construction cost and operational management. Still, the breakdown issue needs to be resolved.

I like the inclusion of solar power on the roof of the tubes. But this would have to operate in cooperation with the various local utilities - netting excess generation during the day to the utility while drawing from the utility at night.

On reflection, maybe more viable when compared to high-speed rail than I originally thought. Still not clear that it is superior to higher efficiency auto engines with auto-pilot capabilities - which provides passengers with more freedom/flexibility. But that is just another question to be considered as part of this effort and analysis.

Fred Remus

I've seen this article verbatim, elsewhere. Was it written by Musk? Shouldn't the source be credited?

Brendon Weidner

The Idealtor assigned to this is Elon Musk. And from what I've read, he's given a green light for this.

Allan Merrell

I recomend that these be build with flat bottoms. This will serve two functions. First, it will allow for them to be built alongside existing roadways, reducing the cost. Second, having a flat bottom will make reactions to a bounce on the bottom surface more predictable and thus easier to manage.

Daniel  Davison

The first thoughts, questions I had about this were, around emergency stoppages (exit points) and toilets. Musk's pdf claims that in case of an in cabin emergency, say a heart attack, the passenger would simply complete the journey. And if there were a failure to part of the system, all capsules would just shut down (brake). But what would happen if both occurred at the same time? Or if restart times from normal outages were longer than the average person should be expected to hold their bladder?

It seems to me toilets would be a capsule requirement. Also the ability to declare and emergency and eject a capsule from the system; where emergency crews could be available would be another.

I seriously doubt regulatory approval would be forthcoming without said emergency and sanitary contingencies.

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Garnell Schack

I have to say that I thought the EXACT same thing as Fred… I know I have read/heard that before. That is great that the “idealtor” has been assigned to Elon, but I think that needs to be made clearer in the writing. People that do not follow him, or the Hyperloop, would most likely never know this without looking at it in detail. A lot of people will just skim the article/post (not sure what to call it??) unless they are specifically looking for something. If they were just browsing the “ideas” I think they would miss this important point. And that will become more of a problem as this site grows.
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Patrick Kawonczyk

A small scale proof of concept needs to be completed before anything full scale is built.

Samuel Jennings

Instead of using fans, why not just vent the tube? A high pressure zone will build up in front of the capsule, but this could be ameliorated by adding vents.

Brendon Weidner

The most important pieces to build in the concept are the compressor fan and the air bearing suspension skis. Instead of building the tubes, we can modify a wind tunnel to mimic the physics within the hyper-tunnel (saving R&D costs). We would test a basic pod, with only the mechanical needs (fan, skis, coolant, etc; no seating). The goal would be sending low-pressure, fast-moving air to the pod, and shooting through the skis. Who has a wind tunnel they're willing to lend?

Andrew Quintero

For those making comments, I would like to ask the ideators on thoughts for next steps. Should this move right into crowdfunding mode for a demonstration system, say at NASA Ames, or should it attempt to got straight for a $6B raise to initiate a project? Or do you think this is sufficient to add to the debate about the $68B train?

Jose Espinoza

I am very interested in learning more about this project. Would any of you mind commenting on, what method would be best to follow this project? I personally would like to attend a panel discussion, preferably with Mr. Musk present and listening what he has to say on this project.

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Ray Bosch

Making use of self-healing and shape memory polymers would potentially reduce the occurrence and impact of cracks/leaks on the system. These materials are however, for the most part, in the experimental stages. A concept such as the Hyperloop, if brought to reality, would most likely boost investment in this field as well. The demand created for such materials by Hyperloop should also bring the costs down. The long-term advantage being less maintenance and less critical failures.

Jeffrey Franklin

Me and several others have started working on a wiki and GitHub repository for fleshing out the idea, design, and possible business models for a Hyperloop system:

https://github.com/OpenHyperloop/OpenHyperloop/wiki

Hopefully you can use some of the information and ideas on there and ideally contribute back.

 sandeep  amilineni

The technicality of the project is not the matter here. Since ElonMusk have given the clarity for the need to implement the idea, that is to fill in the gap of lack of new low cost (efficient) advanced(high speed) transportation system. Transportation system hasn't changed much for more than 50 years.
So ET3, Rand corp are old ideas ,OpenHyperloop on GitHub will not be a big help until somebody lead it in a Garage. So a Lead is needed who is a bit crazy, and extremely logical.
I would like to fund the project

Rayan Black

I have a praise for you:
I am humbled by Elon's idea. I am more humbled by the enthusiasts and amateurs/scientists, commenting here, who care enough to share their knowledge and ideas with us and the world. Today, and right here, is an example of how selfless we could be in the drive to better our lives. Today it's good to be a human. Gentlemen you are unstoppable.

Vance Christian

LA to san francisco is too far of a distance. Multiple hyperloops end to end, 200 km each will make the project easier to control and cheaper.

Simon Luke

if the focus on this product was specifically for cargo many of the obstacles posed by moving humans wiuld be removed including oxygen, toilets, food etc.by removig a high proportion of cargo movers off our hwys would in turn probably allow safer roads access for electric cars, bikes and other energy efficient modes of transport. A great way to solve moving fresh produce to regions of need aswell look at chains in Australia has around 10000 tricks just to move supermarket produce

Andrew Quintero

I like the idea of certifying the technology with cargo first. This is similar to the current SpaceX model of ISS supply missions prior to human space flight missions. Good call

Brendon Weidner

A focus on cargo will bring more interest from the commercial sector. With proven figures, businesses will see the potential savings in hyperloops over rail. With that, It will be easier to raise capital for the heavier hyperloop than the passenger-only.

 jacob  rojas

And why are we running this over land?

Caichang Chan

I agree that a cargo version might be more feasible. Utilisation would be more evenly distributed throughout the day driving down unit costs. Initial costs can also be lower through smaller pod size and less regulatory hurdles to cross. I do not expect initial passager demand to be high enough to cover the operating costs. Kinks in the stability can also be identified and resolved before a passenger version can be released

Tyler Harris

The acceleration profile will need to incorporate the work of John Stapp from the Apollo program. The human factors issues will parallel those of high altitude cockpits. If a low pressure system is used will the system need to consider precautions for rapid decompression of the cabin chamber and possibly decompression sickness?

 jacob  rojas

Similar idea with a different spin. i would love to get some dialogue on this. http://www.jumpstartfund.com/index.php/hyperloophydro.html

James Burton

My thoughts: Having the batteries and motors on the outside of the firewall, in the near vacuum would lower the fire risk. Having emergency evacuation stations with doors that open outward (can't be open when vacuum is present). During emergency, tubes would be re-pressurized, pods would move to next emergency station. Passengers would disembark, pods would travel slowly towards the nearest end station. Mixing people walking in tunnels and pods is a concern.

Bryan Horvat

Andrew, I also like the idea of proving out the design with cargo first. To me, this concept has been proved to be technically feasible through the reports released by Elon and others. This project only needs funding and a team engineers + others to develop it further and finally build it. My feeling is that both the engineers and investors would appreciate making a working demo system so that the bugs can be worked out in a test environment. I just hope that enough high energy engineers and investors get involved to make this happen in a relatively short time frame.

Brendon Weidner

I'd like to see a forum when this site is completed. It will allow for more organized discussions on the different pieces of the Hyperloop system.

Rich Partain


The Hyperloop concept appears to be based on moving and handling a lot of air to move the people pods from point A to point B. This requires air moving equipment and an energy source from solar or otherwise.

Approaching one aspect of the project: environmental impact and opportunities. The tubes would run through some of the most air-polluted regions of California. If the volume air involved is significant, filtering and or treating it and releasing it back into the atmosphere could increase air quality. Energy and air quality credits could help offset system cost.

Joshua Bowles

The whole "tube system" would need to be supervised or monitored for maintenance or emergencies. Emergency evacuation. One freak accident and whole idea goes flushing down the toilet.
On a second note if the other states will get involved and share some of the burden this project could become a reality for the whole nation. Eventually the entire earth. Imagine traveling seamlessly to Tibet or Alaska for the weekend?

Lawrence Mabe

It's a great idea, but the wrong place.
The heavily traveled corridor between Houston and Dallas, Texas is in dire need of an alternative mode of transportation.
It's a distance of 238 miles with a lot more open land and fewer restrictions than California. Just the labor cost would be considerably lower.
It would be a great place to build the first Hyperloop.

peter nilsen

Attended a reception of the Consul of the Peoples Republic of China at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Convention in Vancouver. Found an encouraging show of support for a China Hyperloop to connect Shanghai Airport and Beijing Airports 1 and 2. Route map at:
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=204640359394330165479.0004e6f1018da118ef275

Paul Neuhausen

At one tenth the cost of the CA High-Speed Rail Project, much of the Hyperloop project could be built without the same political/engineering issues. Furthermore, right-of-way issues are mitigated by using established rail paths which already accommodate telecom Fiber Optic infrastructure and Natural Gas lines. Simplicity is the key; both in engineering and economics. The mentality should be how to build a VW Beetle, not a BMW. Also, inherent redundancy of air tubes maintains pressure while propulsion is maintained by simple redundant air "pumping" stations every 20 to 25 KMs or so. Lots of jobs, jobs and more jobs.

Paul Neuhausen

From a civil engineering standpoint, Hyperloop fits into the current move within the urban areas like San Francisco and Los Angeles to have singular points of embarkation for Amtrak, Metrolink, Bus Lines, Electric Vehicles, and the like. Hyperloop could integrate into L.A.s downtown Union Station all the way to S.F.'s primary BART station and then allow passengers to disembark and use an array of established forms of transport (BART, Metrolink, Amtrak, EVs, bicycles) to make their final destination.

Paul Neuhausen

By not reinventing the state's transportation infrastructure and instead integrating with extant outlay this project will be the most cost effective in its financial scope. Also, I see a triangle of the loop; Los Angeles to San Francisco to Las Vegas and back the Los Angeles. Although each location would be independent to travel to its own destination this triangle could be an eventual outcome of the entire project.

Paul Neuhausen

Power: The vast arrays of solar farms, in addition to the "overhead" panels as part of the preliminary plan, would power the Hyperloop but also make a great "statement" on solar power. Similar to the Solar Impulse project, Hyperloop promotes the idea that high-speed, mechanical projects can be powered alone by the Sun. Besides, in a state that is "starving" for jobs and renewable energy-based solutions this is the "piece-de-resistance!"

Robert  Wendell

Too many comments clearly show their authors haven't read Musk's publicly available pdf document describing his alpha version of what he proposes as open source design. Please, I would like to request that those who comment just read the document thoroughly and then comment. It would help a lot if you know enough about science to understand it.

Greg Voth

The main question I have about this project is what scale demonstration is the next step. Do we need to build a small (20-50 cm) tube to work out aerodynamic and skid design? This could possibly be built as a 'cyclotron' so that high speeds could be obtained with a small system, although that would introduce additional complexity due to large lateral accelerations. Or do we need to start with a straight linear human scale demonstration system. That would be an enormous investment. I think it would be very effective if someone were to find a way to fund construction of a ~1km circular track with ~30cm diameter and make it available for testing. In addition to testing by professional engineers, students could build vehicles and create enthusiasm and knowledge to help the full scale system be built eventually.

Robert Hahn

Implement this in Texas.

Cory Combs

I'm a Californian but I also think the Texas regulatory environment and the Texas triangle location (flat, ideal distances) might make it the best fit for the first Hyperloop... and might actually help push California to also adopt Hyperloop. I have an idea to nearly halve the amount of tubes required in a triangular arrangement by implementing one-way lines for most of the system. While one leg of travel will be longer than the other, capital costs will be dramatically lower and travel time is so fast that the added distance will still allow this to be feasible. (as ridership increases 2-way lines can be built).

John Case

Since Elon Musk's HyperLoop is a practical refinement of Daryl Oster's ET3, if the teams merged the resulting product could be realized in a much shorter time frame.

Andrey Derevianko

Robert Hahn, I am working on a similar idea in Austin, TX.

Andrey Derevianko

John Case, Daryl will never change his design. I had a discussion with him nearly a year ago.

John Case

Andrey: That's a shame. Daryl's concepts are theoretically superior but can not be realized due to the impracticability of a complete vacuum. Hyperloop strikes a feasible, cost-effective compromise that can (and should) be implemented. It's illogical that Daryl does not see this and would want to work towards an achievable goal.

Jonathan Silverstein

The hyperloop concept is certainly exciting and intriguing. Still, as anyone who has been to Japan or France knows, there have been proven technologies to dramatically transform the train experience for decades. Technology has never been the obstacle to implementation in the United States. Rather, it has been the cost and displacement of right-of-way acquisition and the problem of grade crossings. That is why the rail improvements that have been made in the United States have mostly been incremental upgrades of existing rail service, with less-than-satisfying results.

Right-of-way planning must be at least as important as engineering for advocates of hyperloop or any other high-speed train scheme. It seems to me that the most logical approach is to run the vehicle along existing interstate highway right-of-way. Ideally, the vehicle would move through medians rather than shoulders to avoid conflicts with entrance-exit ramps. Where necessary, the vehicle could be elevated above the roadway, although this would be more costly and create conflicts with overpasses. This approach would reduce land acquisition costs close to zero. While conflicts with cross traffic and overpasses would still occur, they would be limited by the fact that exit-entrance ramps generally only occur once every couple miles, and by cloverleaf design. Also, the conflicts would be purely engineering challenges, as opposed to, for example, a need to displace a religious site or even a whole community.

Many land use conflicts can only be resolved through tunneling, especially as the system enters urban areas. Since some of the finest engineering minds in the world are collaborating on the hyperloop project, they ought to devote as much energy to improving tunneling technology as to the vehicle itself. Transformative breakthroughs in tunneling technique would impact not only intercity transportation, but urban mass transit, water supply, sewer and stormwater management, and many other facets of critical infrastructure.

 
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What types of ideas can be submitted?
JumpStartFund specializes in new business ideas, so if you believe a company can be founded based on the idea, it’s the right one. Always be sure to ask yourself: will my idea influence people’s lives, can it be done, is it a company or actually only a product, and will you be able to make money? These are some of the things we’ll be considering.
How much will I make if my Idea gets selected?
In case your great idea got selected and moved into the participate section, you’ve just earned yourself 30% of the community share of revenue (in average 10% of the future companies revenues generated of your idea). That means you’re getting around 30 dollars for every 1.000 dollar the company invoices. That’s $30,000 if the company starts reaching a million dollar in revenues. But wait, it can get better… your percentage can grow just like everyone else’s if you continue to collaborate on chosen ideas throughout their development process.
Why do I have to pay $10 to submit my Idea?
Well, you have to play big to win big. In the best case scenario? Your $10 investment takes your submission from an Idea to a successfully funded company known worldwide, earning you a lot of money. In the worst case scenario? That $10 gets you lots of valuable feedback on who liked and didn’t like your idea, which serves as focused consumer market research. You might receive comments or get comparisons with things like it out there. You then have the option to resubmit your idea, or you can use the valuable insight you received to try to make it all by yourself.
How do you select Ideas?
After you submit your idea it immediately opens up to the JumpStarter community for viewing, voting, commenting and collaborating. Your idea will remain on JumpStartfund for 30 days, during this time it may be chosen by one of our team members for being reviewed by our team of Experts, or, if it earns at least a 100 votes, we will review it automatically. If we think it has what it takes we will move it into the participate section.
Will my idea be safe?
We’re using the power of the crowd to help companies getting started that never would have been by allowing regular people to bring their ideas to life without sacrificing their livelihoods. Can we guarantee that someone reading your idea won’t try to do something similar? No. But we can guarantee that if we select your idea, our expert staff will work day and night to make it the most successful company ever, without any additional capital investment from your end. We believe, it’s worth the risk.
Should I upload a picture or video?
It certainly helps, but it’s not obligatory. The Community appreciates visual stimulation and it helps them get a better understanding of the idea. Photos and videos are great ways to explain things.