Published on November 27th, 2008 | by DUBeat
NSIT Solar Car
Spread over a sprawling 145 acre lush green campus, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) was established by the name of Delhi Institute of Technology (DIT) in July 1983.Started with a view to churn out highly competent, intelligent and dedicated engineers, the institute has more than achieved its motto by emerging as one of the leading tech schools of the country. Unlike the clichéd saying that ‘engineers are not created but are born’,
NSIT SOLAR CAR
In January 2008, a small group of engineering students decided to manufacture a solar car for the South African Solar Challenge 2008.The team comprises of students from the following disciplines:-
A) Manufacturing Process and Automation Engineering
B) Electronics and Communication Engineering
C) Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Faculty Advisors :- Mr. Pradeep Khanna
Mr. Sanjay Gupta
Sincere thanks to our sponsors
1. Career Launcher India Ltd
We thank Career launcher a lot without this project would not have been possible
SOUTH AFRICAN SOLAR CHALLENGE 2008
The South African Solar Challenge 2008 is a world solar racing competition in which solar cars from around the globe participated in a 4175 Km race through the country of South Africa. The race started from Pretoria on 28th September 2008 and ended at Pretoria on 8th October 2008. The teams had to cover the maximum distance in the race to win it. The teams were to travel in escort vehicles at the front and rear of the solar car. The front vehicle has a trailer, for the purpose of towing the solar car. The racing time was from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
An observer was to travel with the team to record the distance covered and to observe whether the traffic rules were followed or not.
PARTICIPANTS OF SASC 2008
1) Tokai University, Japan
2) Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology(NSIT), India
3) Delhi College Of Engineering(DCE), India
4) Team Sunna, South Africa
5) Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia
6) Oelsner Group, Cape Town, South Africa
7) Two Professional teams from South Africa.
OUR EXPERIENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA
A team of 8 members went to participate in the South African Solar Challenge 2008 (SASC 2008) from 28th September to 8th October 2008.
The team reached on the 26th September 2008.
The car passed the scrutinizing with respect to all the rules and regulations of the event. The car had the best brake test record as compared to other cars. Our observer said that our car has the strongest roll cage and it’s the safest car both mechanically and electrically. It was the only solar car which had the driver seat of a real automobile. The scrutinizer said that it was the most comfortable solar car as it has ample leg space for the driver. It was the cheapest solar car (manufacturing cost Rs 6 lakhs) in the event.
The team crossed the finish line successfully at Pretoria.
NSIT SOLAR CAR came 3rd in the World Ranking.
It is India’s first ever solar car to participate and compete in any of the World Solar Challenge.
REVIEW FROM TEAM MEMBERS
“It was a tough task but we still managed to achieve it due to the support from our faculty advisors , sponsors and all our supporters. I extend my heartiest gratitude to them and hope to keep the Indian Flag flying high in the coming future” as said by Ankur Gupta ,Team Captain.
The car has recorded a maximum speed of 60Km/h.