University of Pennsylvania | UPenn Hyperloop
The UPenn Hyperloop Team has designed a robust Axial Compressor with the required 20:1 pressure ratio. The Compressor is integral for both the propulsion and levitation sub-systems. Designing an efficient and manufacturable compressor, specifically for the low-pressured environment, is an important step to make the Hyperloop a reality.
University of Southern California | USC Hyperloop
USC Hyperloop presents a pressurized, semi-monocoque pod with an externally pressurized compliant air caster levitation system, accommodating maximum speeds. Compressors driven by battery-powered electric motors provide the air source. Real-time telemetry and controls provide monitoring and control of pod and track states, and interface with a remote computer.
University of Texas at Austin | 512 Hyperloop
The 512 Hyperloop pod is designed to create a cost effective prototype, capable of reaching speeds of 350 mph while consuming 42.5% of the tube area. It aims to provide significant research in high-speed air bearing technology and forced flow compressor systems.
University of Texas at Austin | Texas Guadaloop
Our pod will use air bearings for levitation, the pusher plate for propulsion, and a clamp brake on the monorail to stop. Due to the high cost of a compressor, we expect to use an onboard compressed air tank for the levitation system. However, the presentation will still include designs for the compressor and other braking mechanisms.
University of Texas at Austin | ATX HyperGroup
Our pod will be comprised of a magnetic levitation system employing specially designed Halbach arrays to provide for levitation and propulsion. Our pods Loading/Unloading functionality: Our pod will have a chassis-wheel system that will be used for low-speed travel, mainly at loading and unloading stations. The pod’s levitation system will disengage allowing the pod to rest on the wheels during these areas. This will reduce energy consumption. One of the most important safety features is the use of shearing brakes due to the very high speeds achieved where conventional brakes would deteriorate. However, in the case of a catastrophic system failure, brakes designed specifically to dissipate the high energy through shearing layers might be integral to decelerating the pod and saving the lives of passengers.
University of Texas at Dallas | Comet
The Comet is structurally designed to be able to withstand the high shear stress from traveling at high speeds, as well as, from the normal forces due to the Comet’s external and internal pressure difference. When accelerating, the Comet levitates through electromagnetic repulsion generated by Arx Pax Hover Engines. When decelerating to low speeds, the Comet ceases levitation and the wheels and brake discs use differential braking and anti-lock braking to bring the Comet to a full stop.
University of Toledo | UToledo Hyperloop
Pods traveling at transonic speeds through tubes will experience vibrations and changes in acceleration. Therefore, a robust suspension system was developed in order to create a safe, reliable, comfortable ride for passengers. This semi-active suspension system was designed based on a mathematical model characterizing the vibrations in the cabin.