Project on Design and Fabrication of an All-terrain Vehicle

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CAREER EPISODE 2CE 2.1 Project InformationName of the project:Design and Fabrication of an All-terrain VehicleLocation of the project:Plot No. 32-34, Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida, UttarPradesh-201306, IndiaProject Duration:August of 2014 to February of 2015Organization:Sharda UniversityRole and Designation during the time:Team Member, Brake DepartmentCE 2.2 Project BackgroundCE 2.2.1 Characteristics of the projectThis project was undertaken by “Team Tornadoes” formed by the students of mechanicalengineering department of Sharda University. This project was about building an ATV or all-terrain vehicle for participating in BAJA Student, a national level competition and BAJA SAE,an international level competition.CE 2.2.2 Objectives developed for the projectThe main or primary objectives of the project were:To give the best design for developing the ATVTo design a cost-effective as well as weight-effective ATVTo fabricate an ATV having the best endurance capability, manoeuvrability andhill climbing strength
The secondary objective of the project was to create an engineering as well as innovativeenvironment in the university where the engineering students would get attention for working onprojects, get involved, get inspired and value engineering projects. The project aimed to create anatmosphere that would support the significance level of projects in and beyond the university.CE 2.2.3 My Area of workMy area of work was to monitor the activities that were carried out in the braking system/brake department. I had to carry out an intensive research work and find feasible calculations forsuiting ergonomics as well as the prescribed standards. My main area of work was to monitorevery aspect of the brake department starting from research, theoretical calculations, brainstorm,prototype fabrication, engineering design to braking system fabrication. I also had to make surethat all the team members were appropriately following the design plan and keeping track of theplan.
Team Captain(Soorya Kalasalivan)Team Vice Captain(Arun Tiwari)Brake Department (ME)Suspension DepartmentEngine DepartmentTransmission DepartmentCE 2.2.4 Project GroupFigure 1: People involved in the projectCE 2.2.5 My responsibilities throughout the projectMy main responsibility was to design and fabricate a braking system that would stop thevehicle by locking all its wheels while the vehicle is running at a speed of 60km per hour. I wasresponsible for managing the brake department. I had to conduct brainstorming sessions forgetting unique ideas and selecting an appropriate brake for the vehicle. I had to carry out relevantresearch studies for getting an insight into various types of brakes and determining its feasibility.I had to coordinate with the seniors who handled the brake department in the previous events forunderstanding the braking system of motorbikes, cars and tractors. I had to ensure properfunctioning of the system by carrying out regular repair of the assembly components.
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