Lists sites about transportation systems using fixed tubes, with cargo in suspension or in capsules. Taken literally, tube based transportation is that in which the system's way (the equivalent of the road or rail line) is a tube. 'Tube' can be interpreted in a wide range of ways, to include pipelines and almost any form of underground transport. Sites listed here typically relate to developing technology, and/or involve technology or applications which are uncommon or not widely implemented for commercial transportation purposes.
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Describes a system for conveyance of goods through pipelines in Bochum, Germany. Includes an introduction, background, and news.
Characteristics of a Freight Pipeline Transportation System
A scoping paper by Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Covers linear electric propulsion, drag and stability.
Computerworld: Shipping Goes Down the Tubes
An introduction to many of the large diameter schemes under development.
Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies
Describes ET3, a project developing an evacuated tube system. Includes a summary of the technology and application, list of benefits, FAQ, and patent and licensing information.
Describes a Russian proposal for a tube transit system.
Magplane Technology, Inc.
Includes a description and technical papers covering a linear synchronous motor based capsule pipeline.
Describes synchronous linear motor based system for moving lightweight freight, with movie of prototype in operation.
Public Roads: Tube Freight Transportation
A review of the subject by Lawrence Vance and Milton K. Mills, United States Federal Highway Administration.
3rd International Symposium on Underground Freight Transportation by Capsule Pipelines and other Tube/Tunnel Systems
ISUFT2002, a conference hosted by Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Contains an introduction, and conference and exhibition details. (September 19, 2002)
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