The research team from China successfully tested an incredibly rapid prototype transport – supermagleva, high-speed trains, which can accelerate theoretically to almost 2,900 km / h. This is three times faster than the cruising speed passenger airliner.
Prototype super- maglev in one cabin may seem the child’s toy. But this is not a toy. In fact, closed test track and cabin of maglev designed so in order to maintain the desired temperature at which the desired speed will achieved.
Supermagleva concept, developed by the Laboratory of Applied Superconductivity in the Southeast Transport University jiao tong, uses the same technology, which was previously suggested Elon Musk Tony Stark with his concept Hyperloop: propelling the convoy will be inside the vacuum tunnels that would eliminate the energy impact of air resistance and achieve ultrahigh speeds. Researchers say, that while the vehicle at a speed exceeding 402 km / h, 83 percent of the energy expended in the fight against air resistance.
However, magnetic levitation train inside a vacuum tunnel (although so far only in theory) can really develop a speed of 2900 km / h. And all because of being in a vacuum environment composition will have to spend only one-tenth of the energy, that is spent on overcoming air resistance in an open environment .
Dr. Deng Zigang, head of the research project, also believes that this is indeed possible to use the train in an isolated environment from external influences . According to him, such vacuum tube theory can even be used to launch rockets into space, as well as for military purposes – to accelerate projectiles.
Of course, all this is only a theoretical concept. However, the Institute continues research on superconductors and Maglev Technology, and Dr. Zigang and his team hope to be able to overclock prototype faster, much faster. It just boggles the mind.
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