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SEP 18 2017

Students harvest braking energy from vehicles

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Mon 18th SEP 2017

 

A project proposing generation of electricity from energy wasted by vehicles as they negotiate custom-made speed breakers has won top honours at the QuEST Ingenium 2017 contest for engineering colleges organised by QuEST Global here.

Trucks, buses, cars and two wheelers have different weights and waste a lot of energy when they pass over a speed breaker, explained Joby George and Jose Tom, who ideated the winning project.

Special speed breakers

The aim is to tap this energy by replacing the regular speed breaker with one that consists of return spring enclosed within the frictionless sheet. As vehicles pass by this speed breaker, the energy produced is converted into electricity and stored in the battery which in turn is converted into AC current using an inverter.

George and Tom are mechanical engineering graduates from Saint Gits College of Engineering, and have won a prize of Rs. 1 lakh for their project. The duo also gets an all-expense paid trip to the Airbus facility in Germany where it will get introduced to the manufacturing processes and core engineering side of the business.

Runners-up

Park College of Engineering & Technology, Tamil Nadu, is the first runner-up for design and fabrication of a fighter aircraft with yawing wing. Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, emerged the second runner-up for its hi-tech bionic prosthetic legs.

The seventh edition of QuEST Ingenium received more than 7,500 applications from 650 engineering colleges across India. The top 10 teams were invited to present their projects to a panel of judges and eminent personalities from the industry. Among those sponsored QuEST Global’s effort this year were Airbus, Siemens, Qatar Airways and MSC Software.

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