ESTECO has sponsored the Hyperloop Team from the Universitat Politécnica de Valencia as it participates in the next phase of the SpaceX International Hyperloop Challenge. The group has already won the Top Design Concept and Technical Excellence awards in the first round of the competition.
For their winning project, the Hyperloop Makers UPV used the ESTECO modeFRONTIER optimization platform to select the best design in terms of travel experience, while maximizing energy efficiency and accelerating the development time, a company press release states.
For the second round of the competition, ESTECO will provide a free ESTECO Academy membership, which will allow the Hyperloop Team to take advantage of the software.
“modeFRONTIER allowed us to obtain a family of optimum solutions for a range of inputs in a mere fraction of the time that would be necessary with a traditional approach” said Germán Torres, the technical director of the Hyperloop Makers UPV team. “We are now developing a small levitation demonstrator for the next phase of the SpaceX international challenge and we plan to use modeFRONTIER to optimize our new Hyperloop design proposal”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.