Event Title

Tubeflight -A Review

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4-1970 8:00 AM

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A survey is made of theoretical and experimental work done as part of Project Tubeflight at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute which has been directed at the development of a novel means of highspeed ground transportation. Tubeflight involves a vehicle, shaped much like an aircraft fuselage, which is supported by air cushion devices, and propels itself by one of several possible flow induction devices through a non-evacuated tube. The principal research areas reviewed are: the guideway, propulsion and power required, support, and small-scale experimentation.

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Apr 1st, 8:00 AM

Tubeflight -A Review

A survey is made of theoretical and experimental work done as part of Project Tubeflight at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute which has been directed at the development of a novel means of highspeed ground transportation. Tubeflight involves a vehicle, shaped much like an aircraft fuselage, which is supported by air cushion devices, and propels itself by one of several possible flow induction devices through a non-evacuated tube. The principal research areas reviewed are: the guideway, propulsion and power required, support, and small-scale experimentation.

 

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