Global scientific and engineering consulting firm Thornton Tomasetti has made an investment in HyperloopTT after completing a safety and risk review that began in 2020. The deal is a good sign that HyperloopTT is actually making significant progress towards creating a successful Hyperloop system.
Thornton Tomasetti has been in business since 1949 and has since become a leader in computational fluid dynamics and solid mechanics analysis and safety evaluation. This enables you to judge the schemes of the hyperloop with a high degree of efficiency.
Powell Wells led the project for Thornton Thomasetti and he described in detail the challenges facing hyperloop transportation. “Because Hyperloop is a brand new system, technological challenges require innovative thinking. Working closely with the Hyperloop team, we have systematically assessed risks and developed multiple first-of-its-kind, practical solutions to reduce risk.”
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During the risk and safety assessment, Thornton Thomasetti initiated a detailed simulation based on various conditions, including thermodynamics, gas diffusion, capsule and battery safety, explosion and impact effects, and material selection. The results from its work will inform the repetition of the subsequent design of the main system components that the hyperloop is working on.
Anders de Leon, CEO of HyperloopTT, highlights the value of investing … “Passenger safety is the most important part of any transportation system. We use best practices from rail, aviation and other similar industries and employ leading professionals That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there. “
Founded in 2013, Hyperloop is truly a global company headquartered in Los Angeles, California and Toulouse, France. The latter is the site where it has a full-scale testing system The company says it is confident the system is technically feasible but will make a profit without government subsidies. Hyperloop is one of the few companies expanding in this field, with Elon Musk’s Boring Company and Virgin being the most prominent investors in this promising technology.
If the transportation system is effective, it will be groundbreaking. The hyperloop says it believes it can transport passengers safely and comfortably at speeds of around 760-mph (1,223 kph). Here’s hoping they’ll stop it because it sounds like a great ride.
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