Special Issue "Hyperloop and Associated Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2020).
Interests: combustion; hyperloop; high-speed combustion/propulsion; modeling, simulation and optimization of energy systems; laser diagnostics for reacting flows; turbulent flames; space weather; supersonic flames
The Hyperloop concept exploded in the public perception in 2015, after SpaceX inaugurated the eponymous design competition. The concept, which can be described succinctly as a sonic train that travels in an evacuated tube, was envisioned in a white paper written by Elon Musk in 2013. In the span of the few last years, since the first design competition that was held at the Texas A&M University in 2016, a number of academic institutions and industrial concerns proposed and constructed different Hyperloop designs, with the actual prototype implementation currently in its early stages.
For the Hyperloop concept to become a competitive mode of transportation at distances of 1000 km, the friction associated with all aspects of the problem must be minimized, as follows: contact friction wherever applicable, shear stress in the boundary layers surrounding the device, wave drag due to ensuing shocks, electromagnetic drag when magnetic levitation is used, and all other present sources of drag must be suppressed in order to minimize the level of required propulsive power. Hyperloop, then, introduces novel problems in areas of aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, turbomachinery, tribology, electromagnetism, power generation and battery management, dynamics and controls, propulsion and locomotion, and ergonomics, to name some of the more obvious ones.
Contributions are solicited in this Special Issue of Energies on all topics relevant to the Hyperloop concept as well as its associated technologies. All aspects, from academic research to specific, narrow topics with relevance to the concept, to the design and trade-off studies that examine the broader issues of its implementation, are necessary before Hyperloop becomes the “fifth mode of transportation” in the future; the Special Issue should reflect the same synergy.
Dr. Adonios Karpetis
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- electromagnetic suspension
- transonic transport
- high-speed rail
- air bearings
- Kantrowitz limit
- wave drag