NYU Hyperloop

Research & development of a Hyperloop system in the context of NYC and the Northeast region.

NYU Hyperloop logo which is a skewed infinity symbol in green and purple

The objective of the team is to conduct research on electrical and mechanical transportation components, analyze trends through model simulations and testing apparatus, and build a physical transportation pod from scratch. Throughout the academic year, the team goes through multiple rounds of the competition, which include a preliminary design briefing, a final design package, defense interviews with SpaceX employees, and the final competition in California - each focusing on different aspects of the design, such as creativity, safety, and manufacturability. By having a cross-functional team with mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and more, we aim to teach students not only how to build a pod, but also how to build relationships and collaborations with other people!

Methods & Technologies

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Structures & Aerodynamics
  • Magnetic Levitation
  • Fabrication
  • Stability
  • Suspension
  • MATLAB Programming
  • COMSOL
  • ANSYS
  • Heat Transport
  • Braking Systems
  • Controls Systems
  • Power Systems
  • Software Development
  • 3D Printing
  • Business

Subteams

  • Structures
  • Braking
  • Magnetic Levitation
  • Fabrication
  • Stability
  • Propulsion
  • Control Systems
  • Power Systems

Areas of Interest

  • Civil Engineering
  • Corporate Finance & Economics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Finance
  • Management & Organizations
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sustainable Business
  • Transportation Engineering

Partners

  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • NYU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
  • NYU MakerSpace

Faculty Advisor

  • Nick DiZinno
  • Email: nad291@nyu.edu