Human Powered Vehicle (HPV)
Human Powered Vehicles (HPV’s) are aerodynamic, highly engineered vehicles that may be used on land and which are capable of achieving speeds of over 60 mph.
Every year, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) conducts an international Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC). The competition challenges the participants to come up with radical ways to improve these vehicles in terms of design, safety and performance. The ultimate goal is to find a design practical for everyday use.
All areas of engineering problem-solving are addressed in this challenge set by ASME. The club aims to design and develop a human-powered vehicle that is capable of competing in the ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge.
Objectives of the Club
- To compete in the HPVC conducted by ASME.
- To empower the members of the club and make them capable of designing and developing an HPV by involving them in the engineering activities like designing, analysis, fabrication, testing etc.
- To give greater exposure to the members to design and analysis software.
- To provide the members with a platform for the application of theoretical knowledge.
- To help club members develop new innovations for HPV that can be converted to the 3rd year design project.
“The point of the competition is the elegance and ingenuity of the design, including presentation, practicality and safety”.
In March 2017, a group of 15 students from MechFISAT had competed in the ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge, held at The LNM Institute Of Information Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
They had spent about INR 60,000 for designing, and manufacturing the HPV, named “SATVAN”. The team finished in the Thirty First (31st) position.
The competition provided them with a wonderful learning opportunity and the ASME FISAT chapter decided to set up a club to pass on the knowledge and train a team to compete in the annual event.
Winning the competition is now inevitable it’s only a matter of when.
Be A Part Of HPVC
- The club will be expanded by adding members from the upcoming batches.
- No member can attend the competition for consecutive years thus giving the opportunity to newer members. He/She is, however, allowed to work in the background.
- The Club is bound by rules set by the department, college and ASME bylaws.