LoopTransPort 2018

UCLA, California | July 23 - 24, 2018

University of California, Los Angeles

1st HARP International Conference on Hyperloop and Related Technologies

Program with Links to Presentation Video, Slides, and Posters

 

(Authors retain copyright on all of their presentations and work, below.)

Conference Keynote #1

 

K-1 Marcel Jufer (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and Swissmetro)

 

Video: From Swissmetro to Hyperloop

 

Slides: PDF

 

 

Session 1: Magnetic Levitation

 

O-1.1 Denis Tudor (EPFL)

 

Video: High-power, High-speed Hyperloop Pod

 

Slides: PDF

 

O-1.2 Vimal Viswanathan (SJSU)

 

Video: Spartan Hyperloop: A Halbach Array-Based Levitating Pod

 

Slides: PDF

 

O-1.3 Somruedee Uathawikul (Keio U)

 

Video: Dynamic Stabilization of Hyperloop Pod Constrained Against 6 DOF Directions by Magnetic Forces

 

Slides: PDF

 

 

Invited Keynote

 

I-1 Sam Gurol (General Atomics, Director of Maglev Systems)

 

Video: Electrodynamic Levitation Systems Development - from Urban to Rocket Maglev

 

Slides: PDF

 

 

Session 2: Organizational Design, Innovation, and Feasibility

 

O-2.1 Tom Lambot (rLoop)

 

Video: Rpod - An Active Levitation Hyperloop Prototype Designed and Built by The Crowd

 

Slides: PDF

 

O-2.2 Al Florence (independent)

 

Video: Proven Management & Technical Processes and Procedures are Paramount for Project Success

 

Slides: PDF

 

O-2.3 Perry Jia (presented by Nathan Wu) (UCSB)

 

Video: Comparing key performance indicators of past, present, and future forms of transportation, will the Hyperloop cover the main needs of consumers?

 

Slides: PDF

 

 

Invited Innovation Keynote

 

I-2 Pete Rahn (Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation)

 

Video: The Role of State Government in Innovative Transportation Infrastructure

 

Slides: PDF

 

 

Invited Keynote

 

I-3 Yoshiaki Ohkami (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Keio University)

 

Video: Beyond the Shinkansen System – A Challenge of Japan to Realize Innovative Transportation Infrastructure

 

Slides: PDF

 

 

Session 3: Pod/Capsule Technology

 

O-3.1 Ralph Blumberg (rLoop)

 

Video: Design of Permanent Magnets Based Passive Levitation Skis

 

Slides: PDF

 

O-3.2 Kai Ohashi (Keio U)

 

Video: Position and Velocity Control of Keio Alpha Pod for Hyperloop Competition

 

Slides: PDF

 

O-3.3 Amir Khan (rLoop)

 

Video: Aerodynamic Study of Multiple Pods in a Tube Using Automated Workflows

 

Slides: PDF

 

 

Plenary discussion

 

Video: Future Priorities & Activities (Facilitator: Dane Egli, President HARP)

 

 

Invited Keynote


I-4 Jesse Powell (Founder and President of Maglev Strategies, LLC)

 

Video: Hyperloop Does Not Exist in a Vacuum: The Challenges and Opportunities of Putting Maglev in a Tube

 

Slides: PDF

 

 

Session 4: Safety

 

O-4.1 Thomas Heaton (Cal Tech)

 

Video: Inertial Forces from Earthquakes on a Hyperloop Pod

 

Slides: PDF

 

O-4.2 Mostafa Mobasher (Thornton Tomasetti)

 

Video: Infrastructure Security Challenges to Hyperloop: A Multi-Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis

 

Slides: PDF

 

O-4.3 Ian Sutton (Sutton Tech Books)

 

Video: Hyperloop Safety Study

 

Slides: PDF

 

 

Session 5: Architecture and Economics

 

O-5.1 Brad Swartzwelter (Amtrak)

 

Video: Understanding the “Over or Under” Question for Hyperloop Right-of-Ways

 

Slides: PDF

 

O-5.2 Iman Ansari (UNLV)

 

Video: HYPER.STRUCTURE: Envisioning Hyperloop as an Urban Infrastructure

 

Slides: PDF

 

O-5.3 Marta Nowak (UCLA)

 

Video: Hyperloop: Rethinking Long Distance Travel Through Architecture, Urban Design and Human Experience

 

Slides: PDF

 

 

Invited Keynote

 

I-5 Rick Geddes (Director, Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy; Professor, Cornell University)

 

Video: Finance and Funding Models for Hyperloop

 

Slides: PDF

 

 

Poster Presentations

 

P-01 Juan Pablo Alatorre (Hyperloop West): Hyperloop West Corridor


P-02 Nicholas Autobee (UCCS): HyperFalcos - The Fastest Bird Around


P-03 Ralph Blumberg (rLoop): Design of Permanent Magnet Based Braking System for Hyperloop Vehicle


P-04 Jackson Button (UCSB): Dynamic Characterization of Magnetic Levitation Engines


P-05 Aaron Camere (rLoop): Design of a Li-ion Based Battery System with Very High Discharge Capability


P-06 Arthur Chadwick (VCU): Zero to Finalist in Six Months


P-07 Walter Neu & Lukas Eschment (University of applied sciences Emden/Leer & University of Oldenburg): The Transportation Vision of HyperPodX


P-08 Al Florence (independent):Short presentation on Risk Management


P-09 Al Florence (independent): Major risks in the development and operation of the Hyperloop


P-10 Christopher Mann (UT Austin): Texas Guadaloop -The Future of High Speed Transportation


P-11 Mostafa Mobasher (Thornton Tomasetti): Infrastructure Security Challenges to Hyperloop:A Multi-Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis


P-12 Ian Sutton (Sutton Tech Books): Hyperloop Safety Study


P-13 Ikuko Yasuoka (Tokyo City U): Aerodynamics on the POD of Team Keio Alpha

 

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Conference Program

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Book of Abstracts

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