Audi Mesarthim F-Tron Concept imagines how a nuclear fusion reaction can be used to power the automobiles
When the fossil fuels are long gone by, experts the world will have to rely on nuclear fusion that creates immense energy. It is the typical fusion of atomic nuclei together energising the universal stars. The energy exhibited is enormous while the catalyst acting as a fuel need not to be that big an amount.
The key lies in controlling the fusion process and the subsequent energy developed. If the emitted energy cannot be supervised it could lead to catastrophic after effects. But have you ever thought of propelling your car with nuclear energy? A concept by a Russian design Grigory Gorin thinks it is possible.
He has framed a design study called Audi Mesarthim F-Tron Quattro. Mesarthim is an intriguing star system in the Aries constellation and as that name suggests the concept of the propulsion system is complex too. He designed the fusion reactor and plasma injectors in the car’s middle and around which the steam generating equipment are fitted.
The reactor’s heat spins the turbine connected to the generator. It in turn charges the battery packs located up front and along each side. The electrical energy produced by the battery powers the motors mounted on the wheels.
Flywheels power the plasma injectors and helps in acceleration and condensers help the steam to be recycled. The chassis called ‘Solid Cage’ is 3D printed from lightweight metal alloy.
The closed systems maintenance can be carried through the detachable chassis parts. The chassis control system or Magnetic Hydro-Dynamic System is peculiar to this concept just like the propulsion source and mechanism. A flat-bottomed tank is fitted underneath the car and is brimmed with magnetic fluid. It acts as underbody aerodynamic force generators as downforce is produced due to the attraction of magnetic road surface.
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While taking turns, the magnetic fluid moves around to provide sufficient aero grip and adjusts pitch and rolling. The exterior of the F-Tron Quattro is ultra-futuristic but the cost of manufacturing a nuclear propulsion system and the safety concerns arise will have to be taken into account for practical use. We cannot expect such powertrains in the immediate future but all plaudits to those who try and make the impossible a certainty like Grigory Gorin.