FAQs

What's Hyperloop?

Why did you work on Tunnel Boring Machines now?

Hyperloop is essentially an electric-powered vehicle traveling in a low-pressure tube with capabilities to exceed the speed of sound (760 mph). To put this into perspective, you could travel from Cincinnati to Chicago within 30 minutes with Hyperloop. This includes accelerating and deccelerating. Elon Musk popularized the concept of the Hyperloop in his Alpha papers which can be founded here: https://www.tesla.com/blog/hyperloop

A lot of Hyperloop concepts involve placing Hyperloop underground. Currently, tunneling technologies travel slower than a snail, so we decided to develop our Tunnel Boring Machine to #BeatTheSnail.

How do I become a member of Hyperloop UC?

Any major and experience-level can join Hyperloop UC! If you are interested, please fill out this form and we'll reach out to you: https://forms.gle/VDNu1r2bdo4zwHZm7. You can also go to the Team section of our website and join our CampusLink there to be added to our Microsoft Team.

Together as a team, we meet the first Sunday of each month at 6pm. For sub-teams, they meet once a week virtually. Feasibility Study team meets on Mondays at 8pm  and the Linear Induction team meets Wednesdays at 8pm.

How often does Hyperloop UC meet?