LPU Hosts Effi-Cycle 2016

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On the 12th of October, the seventh season of Effi-Cycle 2016, an initiative by SAEINDIA, began at Lovely Professional University. This the second year in a row that LPU has had the honor of hosting this prestigious event. Efficycle is an intercollegiate design competition for undergraduate and graduate engineering students where teams have to design and fabricate an energy efficient Hybrid-human powered – three wheeled – electric vehicle. 

The vehicle designed must be aerodynamic, highly engineered, safe and ergonomically designed. The design should be commercially viable as a product and should be attractive to the consumers because of its visual appearance, performance, reliability and ease of operation.

The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for engineering students by setting up a trend of using eco-friendly vehicles in India and come up with some innovative designs. Students have to tackle real world engineering problems, work in multi-disciplinary teams, practice design for manufacturability and manage a full product development cycle of life.

The competition includes designing, fabricating and validating that the three  wheeled vehicle can be driven by two drivers. The vehicle would have to be capable of being driven simultaneously as well as alternatively by two drivers and also simultaneously and alternatively on electric and human power. The vehicle would be evaluated for its design, performance , safety, durability. Cumulative scores of all the events would decide the overall ranking of the teams in the event.

There will be following categories of event s:

 

1) Technical Inspection

a. Rulebook/Safety Check

b. ‘Figure of 8’ Test

C. Electric Drive Inspection

d. Brake Test

e. Weight Measurement

2) Static Events

a. Design Evaluation

b. Cost Evaluation

c. Marketing Presentation

d. Build Quality Evaluation

3) Dynamic Events

a. Acceleration Test

b. Gradient Test

c. Maneuverability Test

d. Utility Test

e. Endurance Run