The Future of Transportation
China Hyperloop to Connect the World
China Hyperloop Limited was incorporated in Hong Kong , Headed by Mr. Edmond E. Amir , with the sole purpose of initiating the research & development of Hyperloop projects across China and within the Silk Road countries implementing the One Belt One Road (“OBOR”) policy alongside with major State-Owned Enterprise of the PRC, Various regulatory departments, Major insurance companies, provincial financial institutions , private investment firms and banks.
rLoop Limited has developed the leading cutting edge technology for hyperloop, a conceptual, high-speed transportation system initially proposed by Mr. Elon Musk. The concept consists of passenger and cargo pods being propelled at up to 760 mph in a low pressure tube using sustainable and cost-efficient energy, and won the competition of the Pod innovation.
China Hyperloop Limited and rLoop Ltd., including subsidiary companies rLoop Networks Limited (England) and rLoop Corp. (Delaware), has establish a joint venture with its official name of “Hyperloop Technology Engineering Limited” in order to facilitate the development and commercialization of a commercial high speed transportation system using the Hyperloop technology in connection with the early establishment of the Hyperloop industry in the Silk Road Countries.
What is Hyperloop?
The Hyperloop is a next-generation transportation system designed for very fast travel between large cities. The design principle is relatively straightforward: levitate and propel a vehicle in a partial-vacuum tunnel. The result is an energy elegant and sustainable system, capable of traveling faster than an airplane with the convenience of a train.
Partial Vacuum Environment
Benefits of the Hyperloop
The Hyperloop has an estimated top speed of 1,200 km/h, drastically reducing travel times between large cities. It is entirely electrically powered, providing an environmentally sustainable alternative. The infrastructure can interface with existing local transit systems (like subways) to build passenger volume and provide convenience to users.
Placing the vehicle in a tube or tunnel alleviates traditional environmental hazards; aesthetic considerations, surface congestion, noise pollution, protection against sabotage, and potential relocation of utilities.
Immune to Weather
Lower Cost Hyperloop Transportation System is a proposed transportation system for traveling between across cities. The Hyperloop consists of several distinct components, including: 1. Capsule: a. Sealed capsules carrying 28 passengers each that travel along the interior of the tube depart on average every 2 minutes up to every 30 seconds during peak usage hours.
Hyperloop Vehicle – Passenger Configuration
A modular approach is used to create multiple pod configurations. Adaptable to specific environments and use cases, with common system elements to reduce costs and ease scalability.
The vehicles that operate in the Hyperloop system are unique. Levitated and propelled within the infrastructure at immense speeds, these vehicles need be optimized for energy efficiency, safety, comfort, ease of manufacturing and durability.
Hyperloop Vehicle – Cargo Configuration
Rather than the ‘delicate’ and complex vehicles envisioned by others, rLoop has drawn inspiration from cargo rail vehicles that are designed for ease of manufacturing and durability. A configuration for cargo includes accommodations for a standard shipping container while incorporating similar elements used in the passenger configuration.
The Hyperloop requires a tube or a tunnel in which we can control the environment to achieve optimal operating conditions. The size of the tube is directly related to the size of the vehicle and the maximum speed that the vehicle will travel. Several options exist depending on the type of levitation chosen.
Infrastructure – Tube
The tube may be at grade or elevated on pylons. There are several basic benefits to this: tube may be manufactured anywhere and installed in place, less ground clearance is required in comparison to traditional rail and high speed rail, less right-of-way or land acquisition costs, less surface level disruption, isolates the vehicle from weather and debris on track, and the outside of the tube may be used for solar panels. If the tube is elevated then crossing the tracks can be achieved anywhere by pedestrians, motorists, and wildlife. The disruption on the surface is similar to a bridge overpass.
There are also challenges faced by a surface level tube, including thermal expansion, sagging or distortion of tube between pylons, deflection due to gravity or thermal expansion, earthquakes or other seismic activity, community outcry (“NIMBY”), right-of-way/land acquisition costs, and sabotage.
Infrastructure – Subterranean Tunnel
A subterranean High Speed Rail requires either one 17 m diameter tunnel, or two tunnels at 10 m diameter each. The Hyperloop is much more economical by only requiring a diameter of ~4.2 m, reducing costs on the Tunnel Boring Machine, tunnel support, and material removal. Further, infrastructure can be shared to reduce costs of the tunnel, such as relocating utilities underground.
Our Station Design Details
Hyperloop stations are unlike any other existing hubs and require a specialized assessment in the context of the urban grid. The station can be located in the city center and should connect easily to other forms of public transportation. Every station will be unique to the locality and will reflect the local culture and history. Using advanced materials and embedded smart systems, the conceptual station design should also be modular to simplify the addition of terminals and routes, and to expand off the primary infrastructure.
1.For stations that are terminal endpoints with a lower capacity of passengers traveling through.
2.Ideal for lower capacity terminals in smaller cities, with a secondary track that will “split off” towards other connecting stations.
3.Suitable for larger cities with three separate loading dock areas, for larger capacity of passengers in more populated cities that are more frequently visited.
4.Second-stage hub for larger cities, where more tubes are required as well as multiple loading areas for increased capacity
Station Design Principles:
-Having multiple entry/exit stations spread out in order to relieve/avoid congestion
-Connect to existing city strategy for mass transit
-Improve traffic flow (of transport and passengers/people
-Enhance the capacity of passengers per hour
Digital Tech Integration and Payment System
Mobile experience for frequent passengers and commuters for trip planning, booking, real time arrival and departure updates, account information, as well as showcasing Hyperloop capabilities.
NFC, iBeacon, and other digital payment technology are just the beginning, allowing commuters to purchase fares and board their vehicle with speed, ease and efficiency.
Determining Station Sites
Location assessment for a Hyperloop line requires examination of topological configuration, population density, integration with existing transport methods, and pedestrian accessibility, to name a few. Locations that enable access to health, education, and entertainment are important factors. The location of a station should be chosen using criteria to attract or serve the greatest number of passengers.
Our Hyperloop Infrastructure: Tube & Pylon
A tube may be employed at grade or elevated on pylons. There are several basic benefits to this:
● the tube may be manufactured anywhere and installed in place
● less ground clearance is required in comparison to high speed rail
● less right-of-way/land acquisition costs
● less surface level disruption
● isolates the vehicle from weather and debris on track
● outside of the tube may be used for solar power generation
● elevated tube allows crossing at any point by pedestrians, motorists, wildlife
● disruption on the surface is similar to a bridge overpass.
Our Hyperloop infrastructure is modular in design to allow addition of tubes to expand the capacity of the system without significant investment or surveying. Flexible photovoltaic panels line the surface of the tube to provide energy for the system.
Our Pod Transfer
Upon arriving at the station, a pod would immediately enter the first slot in the first revolver mechanism. The revolver would then rotate clockwise in similar vein to a carousel, bringing the pod and the passengers to the station floor. The pod can exit the revolver for passengers to disembark at their leisure. The next slot of the revolver would be empty, allowing newly arriving pods to pass through the first revolver and enter the second revolver mechanism. As the two revolvers alternate steps, each stage of the individual revolvers are allowed to operate twice as fast as the pipeline stage cycle.
At an average departure time of 30 seconds between capsules, a minimum of 28 passengers per capsule is necessary to achieve the desired passengers per hour. Decreasing time between departures can increase capacity.
In order to achieve the desired launch cycle while occupying minimal footprint, two revolver style mechanisms will be used in series to facilitate loading and unloading pods from the passenger tubes.