Ryerson University international Hyperloop team has sponsored a digital engineering solution with the Aerospace Industries Association and CADENAS PARTsolutions, the company said.
The Ryerson Team is utilizing native CATIA 3D CAD models of the AIA National Aerospace Standards (NAS), built by digital parts management firm CADENAS PARTsolutions. Using these certified components in the design process, the team was able to reduce their engineering time and focus on the core design of their deployable wheel system.
The Hyperloop is a theoretical system of tubes recently proposed by Elon Musk, who is also known for his involvement with Tesla Motors and Space X. The tubes will be sealed and air extracted to create vacuum. The pods, which will be propelled and suspended by either MAGLEV (magnetic levitation) or by air bearing levitation, enabling travel at more than 700 miles per hour, due to the lack of atmosphere and air resistance. Early analysis has suggested that a trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco could be completed in 35 minutes, as opposed to six hours by car.
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