University of Cincinnati | Hyperloop UC
The Hyperloop UC pod will be a magnetically levitated, light weight structure, with a fan placed at the mouth to bypass flow through the pod. The system will carry on-board power to provide for the fan, electrical components, and emergency scenarios. The design will also convert energy in the flow to stored energy for consumption. Build cost, reliability, mass & safety of the system have been major design parameters. The pod is designed with scalability in mind, so it maximizes the space available for future passenger & payload carrying capsules.
University of California, Los Angeles | UCLA Hyperloop
Levitated by means Halbach Arrays.
Velocity maintenance by means of multiple high-powered fans with converging/diverging nozzles. Braking by means of eddy current magnetic brakes (multiple units for safety in failure, actively disengaged by electromagnets for braking capability during power failure), as well as with brake pads. Movement while grounded by means of 4 wheels, motor-driven.
University of California, Santa Barbara | UCSB Hyperloop Team
Our pod will levitate using magnetic levitation and will accelerate up to roughly 200mph via the SpaceX pusher. Our centering mechanism and frictional braking system rely on the provided center rail, with emergency braking activating in cases of communication loss, power failure, or large deviations from the expected velocity profile.
Universidad Anáhuac México Norte | DeLorean
The designed subsystem corresponds to the fuselage (outer mouldline) of the pod. Computer Aided Engineering was used to validate the design, by the means of structural Finite Element Analysis, fluid simulation and materials selection. Thickness and frontal profiles were varied to achieve optimal values.