Minggu, 28 November 2010
Diposkan oleh pak yons | di 06.23
Human efforts to breach the speed limit never stopped. A group of British team plans to surpass the record of the world's fastest land vehicles, which until now has not been solved, since 13 years ago.
This car is called Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SSC), is targeted to be rising as tight as 1000 miles per hour or about 1600 km per hour, exceeding the current speed of the fastest vehicle, Thrust SSC, which can be sped up to 763 miles per hour or 1228 km per hour .
With speed, the Bloodhound even beat the speed of a bullet fired from the mouth of Magnum revolver pistol-speed 0357 441 meters per second.
"We get many offers from various companies around the world, who want to become a sponsor," says Richard Noble, the record-breaking project director, told BBC News.
As a result, more parties who intend to provide financial assistance, rather than Bloodhound ability to promote these companies. Clearly, major airline companies are also involved in this project.
As quoted from Physorg, Machine Bloodhound rocket powered by a combination of the Falcon and an EJ200 jet engine used on the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft.
Jet engine is capable of producing thrust as hard as nine tons, while the rocket engine will provide additional impetus by 12 tons.
EJ200, the engine used in the Eurofighter Typhoon jet
The Bloodhound body made of a thin mixture. The wheels were made from a mixture of solid aluminum, weighs 97 kg and 90 cm in diameter. Especially for this wheel, Lockheed Martin, maker of jet aircraft F-22 Raptor and F-35, which will make it.
Wheels are an important element, because the estimated wheel vehicle is a rotating wheel with the highest speed of 170 revolutions per second (about 10,200 rpm). The pressure on the wheel was also estimated at about 150 megapascals.
While the jet engine maker in the F-1 car, Cosworth, who recently joined, will be involved in the manufacture of one power unit that controls the liquid oxidiser in rocket Bloodhound. And Hampson Industries will build the rear of the car.
This record-breaking itself will be held in Hakskeen Pan in northern Cape Province, South Africa. On the track along the 20 km and 1.5 km wide, it should not found a stone at all, because it can cause a fatal accident.
Therefore, around 300 local people have been mobilized to clean up the track from the rock. Bloodhound must do twice this track to break records. Results average speed is what will become the official speed of the vehicle.
Richard Noble himself is a person who also heads the vehicle Thrust SSC team in 1987, which until now his record is still unresolved. In fact, in 1983 he himself was riding a record-breaking Thrust 2 vehicle the fastest in the world, beat the speed of Bluebird CN7.
Bloodhound vehicle speed 1600 km / h
For the sake of his mission this time, Noble brings with it some personnel to the mission lawasnya earlier in 1987. They are the Royal Air Force Wing Commander Andy Green as driver's vehicle, and Ron Ayres, Chief of aerodynamic design.
Bloodhound Construction will begin in January next year. The plan, the Bloodhound will break a new record speed of cars on earth, in 2012.