Send Hyperloop at Virginia Tech to Competition III
Hyperloop at Virginia Tech is a student-led design team competing in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.
We are an interdisciplinary team composed of students from the College of Engineering, Myers-Lawson School of Construction and Pamplin College of Business.
Hyperloop is a transportation concept proposed by Elon Musk in which a levitating pod will travel at transonic speeds in near-vacuum pressure. This would allow for trips from New York to Washington, D.C. in as little as 30 minutes.
Building off of our previous 2 Hyperloop pods, we have seen the successes and identified key areas of improvement. Now, more than ever, we need your help to continue transforming this concept into a reality.
Join us in creating the V-18 pod and be a part of the future of transportation!
VHyper: The First Prototype Design
V-17: The First Fully Functional Pod, Designed For Competition I
How do your Contributions help?
After placing Fourth and Seventh in Competition I and Competition II respectively, we are overhauling our pod. Previously we used cold gas propulsion, coupled with electronic braking, sensors, a carbon fiber shell, and custom suspension. Not only are we redesigning all of that, but we are also going all electric! After in-depth analysis and testing, we decided to use an electric motor to power the majority of our pod to achieve our target speed.
Through your generosity and the pride that stems from the Hokie community, we can maintain our status as a top player in the future of engineering.
For more information about our team visit our website! www.vthyperloop.com
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