Helmsley Charitable Trust, NYU Tandon Office of Undergraduate Academics, NYU Tandon Office of the President

Hyperloop

Goals

To design and build a pod based on Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Concept (2013). The primary objective is to compete in the annual SpaceX Hyperloop Competition and complete all necessary deliverables and milestones.

Issues Involved or Addressed

High speed mass transportation/freight, levitation systems (air bearings/maglev), vacuum compatible systems, the kantrowitz limit, transportation communication networks

Methods and Technologies

  • CAD
  • CFD Analysis
  • FEA Analysis
  • Air Bearing Levitatioin
  • Eddy Current Brakes
  • Aerospace Composites
  • Automatic Control Systems

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Business and Technology Management
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Preferred Interests and Preparation

ME­ a background in hands on engineering experience. Experience in manufacturing and design for manufacturing. Ability to perform FEA and CFD simulations
EE­ Basic concepts of Electrical Engineering and skills in programming.

All Majors­ Strong organizational skills, management skills. High initiative and problem solving. Highly articulate and motivated. Able to use foresight to plan and execute projects for the benefit of the team.

Team Advisors

Sponsor(s)

Helmsley Charitable Trust, NYU Tandon Office of Undergraduate Academics, NYU Tandon Office of the President