IAB Baja Special- Team Nemesis from College of Engg, Pune

Harish

Harish Kumar,

Hi, I’m Harish Kumar, fondly known as Harry. Two words explain me – Car Nut.

Lets not forget these guys were winners of the inaugural Baja SAE India 2007 event held between 21st-23rd Dec 2007. So, a lot is expected of them who will be working their guts out to retain their trophy. Here are the details of their vehicle for 2009

College of Engineering, Pune

Team Captain: Amit Tyagi
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Arvind A Latey

Name                          Department                     Year
Amit Tyagi                   Mechanical Engineering    Final Year B. Tech
Aditya Deshmukh         Mechanical Engineering    Third Year B. Tech
Anup Kadam               Production Engineering    Third Year B. Tech
Avnish Dhongde          Mechanical Engineering    Final Year B. Tech
Dhanesh Agarwal        Mechanical Engineering    Final Year B. Tech
Dinesh Khanwelkar      Mechanical Engineering    Final Year B. Tech
Hrushikesh Kulkarni    Mechanical Engineering    Final Year B. Tech
Kaustubh Bhat            Mechanical Engineering    Third Year B. Tech
Neeraj Chirmulay        Mechanical Engineering    Final Year B. Tech
Niranjan Sane             Mechanical Engineering    Final Year B. Tech
Parth Wandrekar        Mechanical Engineering    Third Year B. Tech
Piyush Hazari             Mechanical Engineering    Final Year B. Tech
Rohit Pitale                Mechanical Engineering    Final Year B. Tech
Salil Harlikar              Mechanical Engineering    Third Year B. Tech
Sanket Kulkarni          Mechanical Engineering    Final Year B. Tech
Shreeyash Patankar    Mechanical Engineering    Final Year B. Tech
Shrikant Nanaware     Mechanical Engineering    Second Year B. Tech
Sumeet Thete            Mechanical Engineering    Third Year B. Tech
Swapnil Phatak          Mechanical Engineering    Final Year B. Tech

Car Specifications:

Suspension:

Front:    Independent Double Wishbone with Coil Springs
Fiat Uno Gas dampers with 6 inch Travel
Rear:    Independent Double Wishbone With Coil Springs
Fiat Uno Gas dampers with 6 inch Travel

Brakes:

Front:    118 NE Front Disc Brakes with Bajaj Pulsar Callipers
Rear:    Maruti 800 Front Disc Brakes with Bajaj Pulsar Callipers

Master Cylinder:
Tandem Master cylinder with Integrated Vacuum Booster

Steering:

Rack and Pinion Steering gear with center take off

Tyres:
Make:          BAJATRAX (Kings)
Outer Diameter:    25 Inches
Inner Diameter:    8 Inches
Width:        8 inches
Weight :    14.5 Kg

Steps for Weight Reduction:

Selection of rack and pinion steering gear mechanism over standard direct link pitman arm gear, which requires more linkages and heavier mounting.A refined roll cage along with space liberation and integrated mountings without compromising safety of the driver.Lighter firewall meeting the safety requirements.

Vehicle Specialty:

Customized suspension to give stability and effective shock absorption over the rough terrain.Large tires giving adequate ground clearance and traction over the rough terrain along with special ATV treads.Use of  auxiliary transmission system to increase the starting torque to compensate the use of large and heavy tires.Driver comfort considering the ergonomic standards and adequate space for free movement.

Sponsorship Details:

Team not sponsored
Vehicle expenditure carried out by student contribution.

IAB Comment– Their last year performance will give them confidence when heading into the track to take the competition on. Let us wish them all the best for their venture in 2009.

We would like to thank Team Nemesis from College of Engg, Pune for their participation on Indian Autos Blog.

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