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SAE Formula Racing Car
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) club of IITK participated in the 9th edition of the formula SAE 2013event Ricardo Paletti Circuit- Varano de' Melegari (PR) Italy, during 13th-16th September. The team stood overall at 33rd position among 47 teams which participated worldwide and obtained 9th and 13th rank respectively in 'cost' and 'business plan' events. The team was led by Kewal Dharmashi, Rohit Arora and several other undergraduate students under the mentorship of Prof. Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Dhananjay Kumar Srivastava and Mr Roshan Lal of Engine Research Lab Accompanied the team to Italy. This is the first such student effort to bulid a large engineering device having various sub-systems. Most of the components except engine, tyres and wheel rim were designed and manufactured in-house by the team members themselves. The car is powered by a Royal Enfield 500 cc engine and it reaches its stop speed within 5 seconds. The car has a minimum turning radius of 2.5m. On 28th August 2013, Director Prof. I Manna Flagged off the car at 4.00 PM in the faculty building parking lot.
The Model car was designed and fabricated inside IIT Kanpur with active collaboration from the newly opened Tinkering Laboratory. Some of the components were fabricated in the central workshop and 4i-lab of the institute. The tinkering laboratory initiative promotes active student involvement in design and manufacturing of hardware; the SAE student team worked enthusiastically, in unison with the staff members of the tinkering laboratory, to bring their ideas to fruition.