Engineering students advance to the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

Team HyperLynx, comprised of 18 students from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, has advanced the the final stage of the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, scheduled for July 21, 2019 at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Cali. CU Denver is the only Colorado school to advance to the final stage of the competition, and will compete against schools including Delft University of Technology and MIT. A complete list of competitors is available at www.spacex.com/hyperloop.

Hyperlynx began designing their pod more than a year ago, a process that’s included refining, redesigning, and basically starting over from scratch. The end result is a simplified, less expensive, lighter, faster pod.

Leading up to this, the team completed internal preliminary design reviews followed by critical design reviews.  They sought out subject-matter-experts from around the world with the goal of doing everything possible to learn the true scope of the project. In January, the team participated in a final design briefing with SpaceX and Boring Company engineers, which was the final hurdle to making the top 20.

The team will spend the next few months fabricating and building the pod, ensuring it’s in top shape for the late-July event.

Learn more about Team HyperLynx by visiting www.denverhyperlynx.com.

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ME students compete at SpaceX Hyperloop Design Weekend; advance to testing competition

Congratulations to HyperLynx, a team of eight undergraduate mechanical engineering students! This past weekend, HyperLynx participated in SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend, and they are one of 22 teams (from 115) whose design prototype was selected to be tested at Elon Musk’s Hyperloop track this summer in California.

“Team Hyperlynx is one of only two teams advanced in the “wheeled vehicle” category of the competition,” says Jack Nelson, Hyperlynx team member. “We will be going head to head against “Gatorloop” from the University of Florida as our ONLY competitor in this category.  The award for winning will be cash prizes and what SpaceX has referred to as ‘The coolest trophy ever’ (seriously).”

This is an awesome accomplishment, and we can’t wait to see their work in action this summer.

Learn more about the team and the project at denverhyperlynx.com.

HyperLynx senior design team featured on the Denver Channel

hyperloop-pod_Fotor_1442938051616_24264183_ver1.0_640_480A team of mechanical engineering students are designing and building a pod for a Hyperloop—a low-pressure tube designed to transport people from Los Angeles to San Francisco—for their senior design project. The team, their project, and their Kickstarter campaign were featured on Channel7 News. The team will be tested at the Hyperloop competition, sponsored by SpaceX, in June 2016.

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