A2_6 Tubular Travel

Simon Clapton, Calum Meredith, David Boulderstone


This paper looks at whether it would be possible to use pneumatic tubes as a transport system for humans, similar to that shown in the cartoon series Futurama. We looked at the pressure required to push a human through a tube horizontally, assuming the only force resisting their movement was air resistance. The pressure required was found to be 90.1 kPa (0.89 Atm).

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