SpaceX Hyperloop MIT team wins design competition
#Cosmoread: Build a super-fast new transport system at Elon Musk’s dream weekend got a step closer to reality.
Saturday (January 30), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a team design competition SpaceX Hyperloop, Texas A & M University in College Station, which was held in the first leg victory.
MIT graduate students carry a passenger SpaceX Hyperloop with their design teams to beat more than 100 other “pods,” and now this summer, Hawthorne, California, SpaceX headquarters next to a small-scale prototype to test Construction will start.
“MIT in the last century has been involved in so many technological breakthroughs,” captain Phillip Kirschen, a master’s student in Aeronautics and Astronautics, said in a statement. “It just means that
we will help advance the future of transportation might make.”
Musk – Private spaceflight company SpaceX and electric car company Tesla Motors CEO – in a 2013 white paper announced its vision for SpaceX Hyperloop. Pod system would use vacuum tubes for a trip, such as San Francisco and Los Angeles in the big cities that have no more than 900 miles (1,500 km) are difference between people to move for.
Pods will levitate above the ground. So they would encounter less friction, and can zoom around at the speed of sound (about 767 mph or 1,234 km / h at sea level), according to Musk.
Musk leverage to get fancy, using a cushion of air, but the MIT team above a conducting plate with magnets decided to go. SpaceX Hyperloop aluminum test track that is already built near its headquarters will serve as the conducting plate, said members of the MIT team.
“We design the beauty of the system is that it completely passive, is a beautiful property that will make our pod very scalable,” Kirschen added.
The MIT team SpaceX Hyperloop prototype pod 3.3 feet (1 meter) wide, and 8.2 feet (2.5 meters) long and will weigh 550 lbs. (250 kg), wit
h the feel of an aerodynamic of bobsled, Kirschen said. A mechanical pusher vehicle (which will provide propulsion) as well as to accommodate a variety of sensors will be built, university officials said.
The MIT team in mid-May to finish the final assembly of the pond will need. Students at least 225 mph (362 km / h) the opening 20 seconds of the vehicle during the run, carrying passengers who are not included in any of the target will be to get up to speed.