Halbach Wheel Development
The electrodynamic wheel (Halbach wheel) uses a motorized circular Halbach array interacting with a conductive guide way to produce thrust and lift. We seek to optimize the geometry of the wheel to maximize thrust/lift forces. Some simulations have been developed, but are reduced and currently not verified by experiment. We'd like to build a test rig to validate the models for a few prototypes. This project will further long term development of Hyperloop technology, and could be used in future pod competitions.