The air is at 13 kPa and 400 K. I can raise both the supply temperature and the pressure if necessary. No problem with that. I could get 1.7 kg/s for the air bearings, but I have no more air.

I thought levitation this way was possible, but I'm doubtful now because there's an Australian engineer who's skeptical.

Elon Musk said it was possible, but Hyperloop critics deny it.

  • $\begingroup$ Elon had the vision not the proof. Noone does yet. engadget.com/2018/04/12/… $\endgroup$ Apr 22 '19 at 23:48
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. I'll stick with the air bearings formulae I know and I'll see what the results hold. I don't have CFD simulation software, but I'll do what I can. $\endgroup$
    – user20096
    Apr 23 '19 at 1:03
  • $\begingroup$ There's no magic involved, despite what Musk seems to believe. Hovercraft have been a thing for decades and can lift a lot more than 15 tons. Learn from that experience, not "hyped" and/or "loop(y)" concepts ;) . $\endgroup$
    – alephzero
    Apr 23 '19 at 23:31
  • $\begingroup$ So we can do it! Thank you! $\endgroup$
    – user20096
    Apr 24 '19 at 0:18

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