Abstract Title

Designing a High Speed Hyperloop Pod

Faculty Mentor Name

Sam Siewart

Format Preference

Poster

Abstract

Students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are designing and building a pod to compete in Space-X Hyperloop competitions. The vehicle requires powerful linear induction motors (LIM’s). The concept behind the design is as follows: the pod will drive into the tube, then the pod will levitate and be propelled by the LIM’s, accelerate to a high speed within the low-pressure environment of the tube, and then slow to a complete stop after traveling one mile. This project is part of a competition to improve the design of the proposed Hyperloop high speed transportation system. The first production system from Space-X will operate between San Francisco and Los Angeles and will complete the trip in much less time than a high speed rail line. Several benefits of the program include a significant emissions reduction and a modernization of the current rail transit system employed today. The team successfully competed in the first two phases of the 2015-16 competition this year and has begun work for next year’s competition.

Poster Presentation

EAGLE PRIZE AWARD

Location

AC1-ATRIUM

Start Date

4-8-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

4-8-2016 3:00 PM

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Designing a High Speed Hyperloop Pod

AC1-ATRIUM

Students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are designing and building a pod to compete in Space-X Hyperloop competitions. The vehicle requires powerful linear induction motors (LIM’s). The concept behind the design is as follows: the pod will drive into the tube, then the pod will levitate and be propelled by the LIM’s, accelerate to a high speed within the low-pressure environment of the tube, and then slow to a complete stop after traveling one mile. This project is part of a competition to improve the design of the proposed Hyperloop high speed transportation system. The first production system from Space-X will operate between San Francisco and Los Angeles and will complete the trip in much less time than a high speed rail line. Several benefits of the program include a significant emissions reduction and a modernization of the current rail transit system employed today. The team successfully competed in the first two phases of the 2015-16 competition this year and has begun work for next year’s competition.

Poster Presentation

EAGLE PRIZE AWARD