ASME HPVC (Human Powered Vehicle Challenge) India 2014 winners
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) has announced ASME HPVC (Human Powered Vehicle Challenge) Contest results. Under the aegis of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) the contest was held in India for the first time wherein Delhi Technological University (DTU) partnered with IIT Delhi in organizing this event. 36 teams participated.
Team Wheelism from ISM Dhanbad won this year’s championship. Design Event was won by Chandigarh Group of Colleges. Endurance Race was won by Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, and Drag Race won by Jamia Milia Islamia. The design event was sponsored by Dassault Systems, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company. The platform alos promotes environmental sustainability by designing viable modes of transportation for future needs.
HPVC, an inter college design, fabrication and racing competition for students sees teams conceptualise, design and fabricate a human powered vehicle to participate in a three day event where a design competition, endurance race and a drag race are held. The races gives students an opportunity to demonstrate speed and reliability of their vehicles.
ASME HPVC chief Dr. Michael Moorhead said, “We are very excited to see India’s inaugural ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challengehosted at IIT-Delhi with Delhi Technological University as synergetic partner. Co-curricular competition project opportunities, like HPVC,motivate engineering students to develop important skills not commonly taught in theclassroom. In addition to the application of sound engineering principles, studentsmust adhere to firm deadlines, financial constraints, and reconcile open-endedproblem statements – skills which are highly valued by today’s employers. We hopethat this event is able to establish a lasting and meaningful presence, openingdoors that were not previously open to aspiring Indian engineers.”
Dr. Chandan Chowdhury, Managing Director-India Dassault Systèmes said, “Growth of sustainable worlds is the core of the work we do at Dassault Systemes and I am extremely proud to be associated with a contest which recognises innovative work in this area. I am also delighted to see the level of creative solutions which young engineers from across the country have come up with and I congratulate everyone including the winners on this stupendous work, they make me very optimistic about the future of 3D Design in India”