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Newsletter — May 2013

I I T R O O R K E E M OT O R S P O RT S The Formula Student Team of IIT Roorkee



Vakrangee Softwares Ltd.


Tasks completed


Next Tasks


General Motors India and IIT Roorkee Motorsports


Vehicle Design Methodology


Team Photographs


Alumni Team Members


Become a Sponsor


Contact US


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It’s a tough time in the campus—the farewell time. With lots of sweet memories and priceless experience gained during last 4 years, the graduating class of 2013 is all set to embrace the new journey life. Amidst all these farewell parties and parting songs, the only place to find solace is our workshop. We promise to give an ultimate satisfaction of watching the car taking its final shape surrounded by spilled oil, scattered wires, nut-bolts and heavy metal. The competition is only 5 weeks away and the team is nervous as well as excited to become a part of a history as this will be IIT Roorkee’s first ever participation in the UK competition. The early morning of 15 April saw the first run of the car in pure electric mode. Everything went well and the car silently moved continuously for about 2 kms. The second run was done in last week of May and it was even more happening with car being pushed to its limit of acceleration.

4 — 7 July, 2013 Formula Student, Silverstone UK 149 teams, 32 countries Only 1 Hybrid Electric Car

Car # 77 from IIT Roorkee IIT Roorkee Motorsports is recipient of FS Award 2013 We are delighted to share with you all that the team IIT Roorkee Motorsports has been selected for FS Award 2013. This award is given to those teams who show extraordinary potential of creating a sustainable learning environment and utilising Formula Student for a larger benefit of the students, institute and the entire engineering community. As a part of this award, our team will get a financial support of GBP 2500 (approx INR 2,12,000/-) to participate in Formula Student 2013 at Silverstone. This is yet another feat for the young IIT Roorkee team because this award is given to only two non-UK teams and we are the one of the two, worldwide. We are highly thankful to our institute, alumni supporters, sponsors and well-wishers, without whose support and belief in our efforts, we could not have come so far on this road.

In the past one month, a no. of supporters have came forward to support us. We are highly thankful to Mr. Yogesh Munjal, 1964 - B.Arch. IIT Roorkee (MD, Munjal Showa Ltd.) for helping us with sponsorship at the time of need. Also, we are thankful to our 1962 class alumnus Mr Subodh Bhargava, who connected us with SIAM and many other organisations. Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) found our project worth supporting and decided to associate as a sponsor. We are thankful to : 

Mr. Vishnu Mathur (Directror General, SIAM)

Mr. K. K. Gandhi (Executive Director - Technical, SIAM)

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THANK YOU SPONSORS We heartily welcome our new sponsors without whose timely support, we could not have moved forward. Its our pleasure to associate with following for a successful participating in Formula Student 2013  Vakrangee Softwares Limited  Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK  Munjal Showa Limited  Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)  National Building Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC)

VAKRANGEE SOFTWARES LIMITED Vakrangee Softwares Limited is a public Limited company Listed on BSE & NSE, having a consolidated turnover of over Rs 889 the year 2010-11. The company was acknowledged as among the 100 best mid-size companies in India in 2006-07 by Business World and it also figured in ET500 best companies in 2006-07 conducted by the Economic Times of India. Vakrangee was also awarded as one of the 250 fastest growing technology companies in Asia Pacific by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in 2003-04. In the year 2009, Vakrangee has won Rajasthan e-Governance Choice Award. The sectors where Vakrangee Caters to : Government






Healthcare & Life-sciences

Transport & Aviation

TASKS COMPLETED  Testing of Servo Controlled Throttle  Fabrication of body molds  Brake system mounting on roll cage  Wheel assembly  Powder coating of CNC machined Aluminum components  Assembly of battery with other powertrain components  Two test runs of car  Submission of Design Report

NEXT TASK  Fabrication of body.  Final test runs of the car  Testing and Debugging of individual systems

I I T R o o r k e e M o to r s p o r ts

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IIT ROORKEE MOTORSPORTS AND GENERAL MOTORS INDIA It gives us immense pleasure to mention that two of our 3rd year team members - Mr. Rahul Yadav from Mechanical and Mr. Rahul Jangid from Electrical Engineering would be joining General Motors Technical Center India Pvt. Ltd. During the two month internship, both will work on hybrid powertrains. This is the first ever association of any kind between our team and General Motors India and we hope to strengthen this relationship in the years to come. The team was lucky to host Mr. Pankaj Mithal (EGM, Electrification, Vehicle Systems, GM Technical Center India) in our workshop. On 23 April, Mr. Mithal visited our workshop and had a good 2 hour interaction with the team where we explained him the project as well as the design of our car. He discussed various aspects of hybrids and answered the students queries. It was a wonderful experience for the students.

Mr. Pankaj Mithal interacting with the team members in the workshop

VEHICLE DESIGN METHODOLOGY Generator  Generator rating is decided on basis of the combined power requirements for the charging of battery and veh icle run.  The engine generator set will be connected to motor controller through a control unit to stabilize the voltage of the engine generator set by setting the speed of rotation of the engine shaft .  Whenever the battery SOC will fall below a critical limit, the engine generator unit will be turned on, delivering a constant amount of power. A part of this power will be taken up by the motor controller for the purpose of running the motor and the rest will be utilized for the charging of battery module. The engine generator will turn off once the battery SOC crosses a particular value

Vehicle Control System (VCS) A VCS monitoring the state of each of the individual powertrain components and responding to the actions or the commands from the driver is also required. This controller should generate control signals for turning the engine on/off, the ultra-capacitor module, charging of the battery, etc. The controller should also be able to modify the control strategy during the course of driving for the maximum efficiency of the car. VCS would be implemented on FPGA to accomplish the following tasks.  When the vehicle is turned ON, the battery powers the motor with ultra-capacitor module providing the necessary boosts required during rapid acceleration. The motor is coupled with the differential which drives the wheel shafts to move the vehicle forward.  During deceleration (braking) Regenerative Braking (RB) feature comes into action, in which the electric motor behaves as a generator and the mechanical energy is converted to electrical energy to recharges the battery.  As soon as the battery charge falls below a predefined value, the engine is turned on which drives the generator. Energy generated by this engine-generator unit is used to power the prime-mover and the Battery. Once the battery is charged to a certain level, the engine generator set is turned off.  Different control strategies are employed during the different modes of operation i.e. Acceleration, Braking, Cruising.

Alumni Team Member



Membership Club

Mr. Pramod Saxena

1975, Chemical

Chairman, Oxigen Services Pvt. Limited


Mr. Sunil Pahilajani

1984, Mechanical

MD, Greaves Cotton Limited


Mr. Ashok Soota

1963, Electrical

Chairman, Happiestminds Technologies Limited


Dr. S. S. Jain

1977, Civil

Professor, Center for Transportation Systems (CTRANS), IIT Roorkee


Mr. Yogesh Munjal

1964, Architecture

MD, Munjal Showa Ltd.


Mr. Om Prakash Goyal

1967, Chemical

Adjunct Professor, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai


Mr. Rajiv Bhargava

1979, Mechanical

Mr. Sanjiv Sinha

1989, E&C

International Software Sales consultant (USA)


Mr. Sanjeev Agarwal

1981, Industrial

General Manager, Industrial Sector, IBM Singapore


Mr. Rakesh Verma

1981, Mechanical

Vice President, Nestle South Asia


Mr. Anjan Das

2003, Mechanical

Operational Head, Dabur Egypt Ltd.


Mr. Kuldeep Kumar

1995, Civil

Senior Cost Control & Estimation Engineer, Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd.


Mr. Vipul Arora

2010, Mechanical

Assistant Manager, ITC Ltd.


Mr. Atul Misra

1981, Industrial

Projects Controls Director, Petrofac


Mr. Amit Sahay

2005, PhD

Asst. Vice President, IL&FS Construction


Mr. Sachin Rajpal

1997, Computer Science

Product Director, Dun & Bradstreet, (USA)


Mr. Mohit Gupta

2010, P&I

Head - TPM, Trident Group


Mr. Rajesh Patel

1996, Mechanical

Senior Manager, Engineers India Ltd.


Mr. Vinay Singh

1996, Chemical

CEO, Vital Wires Consulting


Mr. Vineet Gupta

1992, Electrical

Sr. Div. Electrical Engineer, Indian Railways


Mr. Satish Suneja

1992, Civil

AVP - Commercial, DLF Laing O’Rourke


Ms. Priya Rastogi Mr. Niranjan Sahoo


Well-wisher 2002, Civil


ARE YOU AN IIT ALUMNUS ? BECOME OUR ALUMNI TEAM MEMBER... For a team to achieve its goal, it is very important that all of its members perform to the best of their potential. Making a hybrid car from scratch and then taking it at the international level is not an easy task and an enormous input is required in terms of money, mind and matter. We students have been giving our best to fulfill the need of mind but to arrange the matter, we do not have sufficient money. This is an effort to create a history in IIT Roorkee. At this stage, we invite you to become an active part of this grand project by including your name among those who supported and nurtured the project during the real times of needs. All your contributions will go a long way in enabling the team to participate in the competition. It would be an honor for us to recognize you as our team members as below:

Alumni Team Member Club


Account Name

SAE Indian Institute of Technology Chapter


Rs 75,000 or more

Account #



Rs. 50,000 or more



Rs. 25,000 or more

Punjab National Bank, IIT Roorkee


Upto Rs. 25,000




Rs. 5,000



Income Tax Benefits !!! You can also avail Section 80(G) Income Tax Benefits on your contribution to our project. Just drop a mail to us to know more on this.

BECOME A SPONSOR !!! IIT Roorkee Motorsports is a group of enthusiastic engineering students from IIT Roorkee who are involved in design and development of a prototype Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle for the international competition Formula Student 2013. We have raised sufficient funds to build the car and take it to UK and now we need to raise funds for team travelling. We request you to associate with our team and project as a sponsor. In return of your monetary or in-kind support, we offer attractive sponsorship benefits. Following slots are available for association: 

Gold Sponsorship  Silver Sponsorship

F O R M O R E D E TA I L S , C O N TA C T U S Dr. Akshay Dvivedi

Digendra Singh Rathore

Virender Pratap Singh

Saurabh Dudani

Assistant Professor

Team Leader

Marketing Executive

Marketing Executive

Mechanical Engineering




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