Interesting papers providing a knowledge base for safety of Hyperloop systems

Together with our report (shared by Brian Cats), these supporting articles provide a solid foundation of knowledge for the investigation of Safety By Design on Hyperloop systems. Interesting aspects, facts and thoughts are shared and these should be used in future designs of Hyperloop systems.

First of all, the handbook written by Delft Hyperloop provides an extensive overview of the stakeholders for a Hyperloop system, but for chapters 5 and 6 also cover standardization and external effects. The handbook can be accessed via: Report: A Hyperloop Handbook for Public and Private Stakeholders | Hyperloop Connected

Secondly, the paper by I.A. Hansen from TU Delft enriches us with a broad Hyperloop technology assessment. This assessment is based on a pure system analysis combined with a feasibility check covering a wide range of aspects from design to operations and from safety to traffic control. The paper can be accessed via:

The third paper is written by N. Lyngby, E. Grøv and T. Myklebust who are all from SINTEF. Their paper is focussed on on the evacuation of people from pods when it travels through a tunnel. With a tunnel they mean the passage of for instance a mountain. The tube in which the pods travel without air friction is different from that, which adds an extra degree of difficulty to mountain passing. The paper can be accessed via: (PDF) Evacuation of an Hyperloop Pod in a Long Tunnel (

The fourth and final paper is from S. Premsagar and J. Kenworthy, both from Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and their work dives into the technical -, environmental – and human aspects of a Hyperloop system. As these aspects are the foundation of the Safety Cube method, this paper provides valuable insights into the Hyperloop specific application of the Safety Cube method. The paper can be accessed via: