IAB Baja Special- Resonance from University of Pune
Harish Kumar, Hi, I'm Harish Kumar, fondly known as Harry. Two words explain me - Car Nut.
As the team is nearing project completion, photographs of the finished car will be featured on IAB during the race later this month.
TEAM NAME – RESONANCE
UNIVERSITY – UNIVERSITY OF PUNE
CAPTAIN’S NAME – ANAND IYER
FACULTY ADVISOR’S NAME – AVINASH. V. WAGHMARE
TEAM DETAILS –
TEAM STRENGTH – 25 SAE MEMBERS- Order of Name, Year, Department and Designation.
Anand Iyer Third Year Mechanical Sandwich Captain, Driver
Debashish Biswas Final Year Production Sandwich Vice Captain, Co – Driver
Pranav Patil Final Year Mechanical Sandwich Design, Validation
Aditya Dandawate Second Year Mechanical Sandwich Procurement, Reports
Chetan Supekar Final Year Mechanical Fabrication
Tejas Nisal Second Year Production Sandwich Fabrication
Kanaka Warad Final Year Mechanical Design, Validation
Sayali Apte Final Year Mechanical Sandwich Marketing
Aditya Palsule Final Year Mechanical Software Design
Nitesh Khole Final Year Mechanical Fabrication
Praveen Bokil Final Year Mechanical Procurement
Harshal Thackere Final Year Mechanical Software Design, Reports
Amol Dhawale Final Year Mechanical Drawings
Suvjeet Bhoumik Second Year Mechanical Sandwich Fabrication
Soham Pore Second Year Mechanical Sandwich Fabrication
Rahul Gaikwad Third Year Mechanical Drawings
Rajeev Ranjan Final Year Mechanical Sandwich Testing
Satyajit Kadam Third Year Mechanical Sandwich Testing
Hemant Patil Second Year Production Sandwich Testing
Kunal Patil Final Year Production Sandwich Marketing
Bhavesh Pimpalkar Second Year Production Sandwich Marketing
Aditya Mohanty Third Year Mechanical Sandwich Procurement
Raymond Raj Second Year Mechanical Sandwich Procurement
Krishna Aradhi Final Year Mechanical Validation
Shrikant Kulkarni Final Year Mechanical Sandwich Validation
Front - Double Wishbones (A Arms)
6” Travel Shock Absorbers
Rear – MacPherson Type (Maruti 800 modified with stabilizer bar)
All wheel disc baking, with dual circuit system
Centered Quick Return Racing Rack & Pinion
Front – 22 * 8 * 10
Rear – 22 * 8 * 10
Steps adopted for weight reduction -
Weight reduction being one of our main aims, Team RESONANCE has set a target of 320 kgs (inclusive of driver). To achieve this, we have used alloy material for the chassis, smaller and less heavy tyres. We have also drilled holes on parts after analysis, thus achieving effective working without reducing strength or increasing stresses.
Our vehicle is designed to catch the eye of any person, concentrating much on aesthetics and ergonomics,
we are very happy to present a light weight, sturdy, great looking and fun to drive buggy.
Sponsor Details -
Team RESONANCE is proud to be sponsored by FIAT India Pvt Ltd. Safety Equipment and Team apparels are sponsored by Pierburg India. (Hmm..sounds heavy! If Fiat's doing the honors for this team, there's much to look forward to!)
Message to other SAE Baja 2009 contestants -
Being our first time, we do not want to judge ourselves or others, we want to be judged by eminent personalities and we are confident of making a mark in the event. For other teams, we wish them all the best, luck and hope we do get some tough competition.
WE ARE WINNERS NOT BY CHANCE NOR BY CHOICE, BUT BY BIRTH !!!
IAB Comment- Looks like these guys are fired up and up for the grabs. Going by the pictures they have sent, their vehicle looks like a building's water lines, but that's just work in progress, you see. IAB believes the final product is going to look and go colossal if their write up is anything to go by.
We wish Resonance from Univ of Pune all the very best for the competition. Needless to say once again, but thank you so so so very much for participating on Indian Autos Blog!