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Students of Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology (MJCET) have conceptualised and fabricated a fully functional All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV). The vehicle was developed as part of Saeindia Baja, a premier design and fabrication competition for aspiring engineers in the country.
Mech students develop autonomous ATV
Students of Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology (MJCET) have conceptualised and fabricated a fully functional All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV). The vehicle was developed as part of Saeindia Baja, a premier design and fabrication competition for aspiring engineers in the country. The competition requires engineering students throughout the country to develop an ATV while following rigorous standards and parameters.
The ATV has been named ‘El-Fateh’ and has been built using extensive student fabricated assemblies and sub-assemblies. Components like the chassis, knuckles, hubs, body panels, gear shifting mechanism have been fabricated in-house, while the brake components, steering rack and suspension have been sourced from the market after careful research. The design, specifications like turning radius, braking distance, impact resistance etc have all been calculated by the team itself.
The car uses a 305cc Briggs and Stratton engine putting out 19.5Nm of torque which is mated to an Alfa Mahindra transmission. El-Fateh features a first-of-its-kind mechanical paddle shifting mechanism which is aimed at not only smoother shifts but also ease of driving. The car has a wheel base of 1340mm, track width of 1321mm, weighs 270kg, covers 100 ft in 4.03 seconds, has a mean turning radius of 5m and a comes to a standstill from maximum speed in a distance of 4 feet.
The car will be put through its paces at the Natrip Testing Track - Natrix, Pithampur, Indore, at the Mahindra Baja Saiendia from February 19 to 22. The competition is divided into dynamic events like endurance race, hill climb test, acceleration and braking tests besides static events like technical inspection, business plan presentation, and design and cost evaluation.
The MJCET team is headed by Mohd Abdul Haq and Mohd Abdul Rahman. Syed Furkhan Ali would be the driver of the ATV. The project is under the guidance of D Srinivas Rao and Mohd. Viquar Mohiuddin, faculty advisors of Saeindia MJCET Chapter. The project is actively supported by Prof. Shaik Khadar Vali, head of Mechanical Engineering Department and powered by Dr Basheer Ahmed, director cum advisor, MJCET.