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Hyperloop Project Pushes the Limits of Conventional Transportation.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cam Miskho
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The Hyperloop, a transonic rapid tube transport system, capable of reaching speeds

of 700 mph in a low-pressure vacuum is becoming a reality thanks to Elon Musk and

SpaceX. Now hailed as the 5th means of transportation behind planes, trains, ships

and cars, Hyperloop will change the way we move from city to city. With cities

becoming more and more crowded, the need for high-speed energy efficient

transportation has arisen. High-speed bullet trains have reached their limits due to

friction, aerodynamics, and economics. The Hyperloop concept proposes a mode of

transportation that is safer, cheaper, and faster than other modes of ground


A Mechanical Engineering senior design team at the University of Colorado, Denver

is building a Hyperloop pod and testing it at the Hyperloop competition, sponsored

by SpaceX, in June 2016, held in Hawthorne, California. The pod is being designed

and built by using advanced engineering techniques, supplemented with computer

design and analysis.


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