Texas A&M University | TAMU Aerospace Hyperloop
We designed an aerodynamic shape based on compressible 3D CFD using High-Performance Computing, and a levitation system using novel air-bearings designed using advanced manufacturing methods, experiments and CFD. A lightweight frame was designed in detail and the dynamics of the whole pod system was studied using a state-of-the-art virtual world.
Texas A&M University | Aggieloop
Team Aggieloop’s pod is comprised of an aerodynamic aluminum/CFRP semi-monocoque structure, LiPo-cell battery pack, air bearing levitation, and an array of control systems which all work together to provide a safe, comfortable, and efficient high-speed transportation system that can be economically mass produced in hopes of revolutionizing the transportation industry.
Texas A&M University | Texas A&M Hyperloop Alliance
Simple pod design that embodies full meaning of blue ocean thinking. Entails strong focus of improved reliability, lower capital costs, and reduced maintenance. Comparatively, it has significantly larger capacity than the original concept and embodies much lower energy consumption with greater convenience than the airlines.
Texas A&M University | Hullabaloop
The hullabaloop pod features a robust design with a cylindrical structure, aerodynamic nose cones, electromagnetic suspension, and a linear synchronous motor propulsion and braking mechanism. The design also features novel safety features to ensure passenger safety while minimizing any damage to the pod and rail.
Texas A&M University | HyperWhoop
HyperWhoop has revolutionized transportation by eliminating passenger gridlock. Travelers can recline comfortably in spacious passenger compartments and enjoy uninterrupted travel as the compartment slides smoothly into a waiting pod, then zooms to its destination. Using this modular design, HyperWhoop provides a seamless experience for space-age transit.
Texas A&M University | Society of Flight Test Engineers at Texas A&M University
Our competition pod design will focus on creating a safe, reliable, and sustainable system at a low cost. We will use common off the shelf parts to supplement our design to overcome the Kantrowitz limit, to power our pod, and to provide levitation on the test track.
Texas A&M University | RB3
The pod will be composed of a compressor in the front with air tunnels running through the sides. The pod features a sliding door, rotating chairs that minimize momentum of a patron, and an entertainment system. The propulsion and levitation of the pod utilizes fundamental physics of induction and magnetism.
Technische Universität München | WARR Hyperloop
The WARR Hyperloop Team from Munich, Germany is developing and building a pod with a carbon fiber reinforced plastic chassis and includes a pressure cabin in which a dummy human will be placed. It is levitated through the Arx Pax system and will use a self-designed compressor for drag reduction.
Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent | MET
Our version of Hyperloop Pod uses combined effect of permanent magnets and electromagnets for Pod propulsion and levitation. Even if Pod levitates it has a physical contact with rails using wheels with minimized friction to have an energy supply and to achieve maximum safety. In our work we tried to find an optimal solution to achieve maximum performance and safety while keeping construction costs and energy consumption minimal.
University of Toronto | University of Toronto
Our design is a fully functional vehicle, scaled to the size of the competition but designed to focus on extensibility to a real-world implementation. It consists of a carbon-composite structure supported by tank-fed air bearings, and utilizes an axial compressor to prevent choked flow in the track. A variety of additional features are included to demonstrate the realism of the design.