Keynote Talk: Use of the COMSOL Multiphysics® Modules for the Design of the EPFLoop Hyperloop Pod

Prof. Mario Paolone, Nicolò Riva, Zsófia Sajó and Dr. Lorenzo Benedetti
EPFL, Switzerland
Published in 2018

The Hyperloop is a concept system targeting passenger transportation, aiming to carry people and goods over dedicated pods running at 1200 km/h in high-vacuum tubes. Within the framework of the SpaceX 2018 Hyperloop pod design competition, the EPFLoop team illustrates how the COMSOL® software was a fundamental tool to design the EPFLoop pod prototype. Designing the aeroshell and validating the stability system of the pod, braking system, and carbon fiber components have been just some of the challenging aspects that have been addressed thanks to the coupled add-on modules implemented with COMSOL Multiphysics®.