Extension steps

The goal of this version of the simulation is to get confirmed input parameters that allow realistic assumptions.

Economical analysis

If it was true that the virtual systems shows significant performance improvement, that does not yet means that it is useful. Even if the existing high speed tracks could be reused, still considerable investements are needed for the bypasses of the cities. However, compared to revolutinary technologies demanding a complete new infrastructure, these costs might be considerably less as describe in Possible benefits of a circle train.

But the economical benefits are still a hypothesis as this simulation focuses on the calculation of transport capacity and energy consumption. Tt has to be checked in a next version if the costs of the changes will be in a favorable relation to the improvements to judge the cost efficiency and feasability of the system.


Further on, the next extension steps might check 2 more assumptions:


Hooking trains increase performance

It will be possible to hook 2 Trains during running. There will be a traction train or circle train, collecting jumper trains on their way heading for the same destination.

This would increase the amount of goods transported and it might also reduce the energy spent for the transport because of the slip stream.

Using excess capacity for water supply

The results of the first simulation shows that even using classical train composition‚ might provide a very high transportation capacity that could be greater then todays transport volume.

If these results were true, that means there is free unused transport capacity of the system.
The third idea is that the free capacity could be used to transport water.

Using water transport to create energy

If the water was not taking from the low lands but will be collected in a bit higher regions, the transport down in the low lands could spend energy. On the way down the breaking energy can be transformed into electricity using eddy current brakes.

Thus this part of the transport would add energy to the system. If the water is not transported too far in the plane, the system might be optimized to run with a minimal‚  foreign energy supply.