Podcast: MIT Student Engineer’s Team Leads Hyperloop Effort

Mar 31, 2016

by ASME.org

Chris Merian is the chief engineer of MIT’s student team that won an international competition to develop a working prototype of a pod to move people through the proposed Hyperloop transportation system. The team’s design relies on magnetic levitation and a current eddy braking system to propel and slow the pod on its nearly frictionless ride through an evacuated tube. Merian describes the challenges the team overcame to produce the design.

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