Abstract Title

Evaluating Physical Characteristics' Performance on Linear Induction Motors

Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

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What campus are you from?

Daytona Beach

Authors' Class Standing

Jared Herron, Senior Esteban Ruiz, Junior Nicole Ramazzotto, Junior

Lead Presenter's Name

Jared Herron

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. James Pembridge

Abstract

A hyperloop pod is a theoretical transportation pod that can travel at several hundred miles per hour in a vacuum sealed tube. The Eagle-Loop propulsion and levitation teams are the two main systems working to develop a Linear Induction Motor (LIM) for the pod design. While there is a decrease in initial power output, the LIM allows for less rail contact, friction, weight, and wearing down of parts. A LIM also allows for decreased losses and higher speeds relative to rotary motors. Testing will be conducted to determine the power consumption, lift force, and axial force at different operational frequencies to determine the optimal performance configuration for the LIM. The results are used to develop the optimal full-scale design of the motor for integration into the hyperloop system.

Did this research project receive funding support from the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Yes, Spark Grant

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Evaluating Physical Characteristics' Performance on Linear Induction Motors

A hyperloop pod is a theoretical transportation pod that can travel at several hundred miles per hour in a vacuum sealed tube. The Eagle-Loop propulsion and levitation teams are the two main systems working to develop a Linear Induction Motor (LIM) for the pod design. While there is a decrease in initial power output, the LIM allows for less rail contact, friction, weight, and wearing down of parts. A LIM also allows for decreased losses and higher speeds relative to rotary motors. Testing will be conducted to determine the power consumption, lift force, and axial force at different operational frequencies to determine the optimal performance configuration for the LIM. The results are used to develop the optimal full-scale design of the motor for integration into the hyperloop system.