PEC ASME students participate in largest E-fest at VIT Vellore

The ASME E-fest, Asia-Pacific region took place in VIT Vellore from the 1st  to the 3rd  of February 2019. 40 colleges took part in the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge of the 3-day fest and  PEC participating for the first time. The team from PEC ASME  had built a Three-Wheeler HPV (Human Powered Vehicle) of tadpole trike type under the guidance of Dr Rahul Vaishya

The E-Fest held gave tremendous exposure to new ideas, encouraged networking and was an overall learning experience for the team from PEC. The Team from PEC included Akhil Aggarwal, Uday Raghuvanshi, Mansukh Singh, Praveen Singh, Amit Kumar, Gurjinder Singh, Naman Kumar, Nikhil Chawla, Nimit Manrao, Harkomal Singh, Avneet singh, Vivekanand Kunnath, Angadji Saggu, Sukhman Kaur and Divya Dhananjayan.

The first day began with a summarization of the competitions ahead and grading point system. The First day was the HPV Design Presentation. PEC team showcased a well detailed presentation about the features and the course of development of our vehicle. Following the presentation was a thorough safety inspection where every minor detail of the Vehicle was scrutinized and judged for any chance of failure. Various dynamic tests were also conducted to show off the maneuverability and braking capacity of the vehicle.

The second day saw the Drag race event unfold with the Men’s and Women’s race. Riders were supposed to start from rest and go head to head on a straight track.  Both of our drivers set impressive track timings.

The Final day had the endurance race event, where 5 members of the team took turns to complete a maximum number of laps in 2 and a half hours. The vehicle and the riders were pushed to their limits on tackling the 1km long lap, scattered with various obstacles and sudden turns. The riders combined, drove an impressive 26 laps in the given time. The students returned with a lot of hands on experience on manufacturing, designing and racing.

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