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The initiative to enter the SupraSAE competition 2016 was taken by the Mechanical Engineering Department of Ambalika Institute. Head of Department Mr. Anup K. Singh guided a group of enthusiastic student who named the group “the Technoambalikans” and the Department was instrumental in getting the project Formula Car completed in record time to participate at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida.

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SAE India (Society of Automotive Engineers) is an affiliate society of SAE International, dedicated to the advancement of mobility community in India. SAE India comprises members who are individuals from the mobility community, which includes engineers, executive from industry, government officials, academics and students. Principal emphasis is placed on transport industries such as automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicles.

Team “TECHNOAMBALIKANS” from Ambalika Institute of Management And Technology, Lucknow aims to design the best performance car on SAE ground using the rules specified by the SUPRA SAE 2016 rule book. Our aim throughout the project was to manufacture a low cost student formula car. Every member of the team worked with remarkable enthusiasm breaking all possible records of nonstop working round the clock to finish the car on a tight deadline. Most of the parts were manufactured in-house in the Ambalika workshops leading to required performance at low cost without compromising on efficiency.

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At AMBALIKA,the Centre of Excellence (CoE), a unique technical training establishment, provided machinery, tools and hands-on experience in the varied domain expertise ranging from high-end Industrial robotics to rudimentary welding and sheet metal works which greatly helped in achieving the desired goals  in technology while making the F1 formula car.

The Technoambalikans have proven themselves and will surely make a mark in world of motorsports and automotive engineering.

It is a pleasure to introduce this great team lead by:

HOD Mr. Anup Singh, Aditya Veer Gautam (Faculty and Project Advisor), Akash Shukla (Captain), Gaurav Singh (Vice-Captain), Vishnu Kumar Sharma, Tabish Ali, Nitesh Kumar Singh, Utkarsh Kumar Sharma, Abhishek Kumar, Shivam Verma, Prashant Srivastav, Vikas Singh, Narsingh Chauhan, Muzamil, Aakash Sharma, Anurag Vishwakarma, Aman Shukla, Yogendra Verma, Ashutosh Pandey, Amit Vishwakarma, Mohit Singh Chauhan, Ravi Chaudhari, Manish Verma, Shobhit Tyagi, Yashpal Singh, Saurav Raj, Apoorva Chauhan.

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Here is sharing some glimpse of processes and experiences:

-Designing: At the start, we designed a prototype of the car using solidworks. It took a lot of time but the knowledge that we gathered in the process helped us a lot in understanding the concept of mobility engineering. Static analysis and Dynamic analysis helped us generate reports and thus the valid modifications were made accordingly.

-Fabrication:We prepared a BOM and the college provided the initial capital to start the fabrication of the project. In the meantime, we had another group of students working towards sponsorships from industry to bridge the financial gap. Cost efficiency was our major challenge, so we did not shy from using old and re-conditioned parts. This greatly reduced our project cost by as much as 65%. FEA analysis is done on roll cage to obtain high strength and rigidity keeping low mass. We ourselves manufactured parts such as bell crank and upright to keep the overall weight of the car to bare minimum, without compromising on safety. FEA result included roll over, Front impact, side Impact, Front impact deformation.

Our aim was to make a STUDENT FORMULA ONE CAR in compliance to the SUPRA SAE standards. The car that we have designed is stable on the road and safe for the driver. It’s easy handling makes it super-efficient and hence the fun and joy of riding this vehicle multiplies many folds. We are confident that our F1 car will be able to perform well and attract attention of F1 enthusiasts.

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