Vertechx 9.0 - POCKET BIKE RACING - MVJCE

INTRODUCTION

Pocket Biking is an intercollegiate design competition for undergraduate engineering students, where teams have to design and fabricate a miniature version of the Grand Prix bike. The vehicle must be aerodynamic, highly engineered, safe, and ergonomically designed. The design should be commercially viable as a product, and should be attractive to the consumers with its visually appealing appearance, performance, reliability, and ease of operation.

REGISTRATION

Team Requirement

  • The team registering for Pocket Biking must have a Team Name, Team Logo and a Team Captain. Multiple teams can register from one College/University, but in case of multiple registrations from a single College/University, the Team Name, Team Logo and the Team Captain must be different. There cannot be more than 7+1 members (ONE GIRL STUDENT MANDATORY) in a team, under any circumstances.
  • Team Name and Team Logo: Every team must have a unique Team Name and a Team Logo.
  • Discipline: All the team members must be undergraduate students.
  • Driver’s Age: Every driver must be 18 years or above.
  • Driver’s license: The driver of the team is required to have a valid driver’s license, and the license may be verified at any time.
  • Registration: Registration ends on 28th February 2019. For registration, all the teams must contact the organizing Coordinators.
  • Registration Fee – Rs. 1000/- per team.

JUDGMENT CRITERIA

Judgment Categories

  • The participating teams are judged in two rounds. The first one is the Virtual Round, and the other is the Dynamic Round. Virtual Round is the stage in which the documents like Vehicle Design, Design Report and interview of the team representatives. The decision of the Judges will be final.
  • Note: Virtual and Dynamic rounds will be held in MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore.
  • Dates will be communicated to the teams.
  • Design Report: All the students are requested to submit their design report by 18th February.

Virtual Round
In Virtual Round the following documents will be evaluated by the Judges, and points will be awarded accordingly. The total number of points for the Virtual Round is 100, the points being distributed as follows:

  • Project Plan and Presentation – 30
  • Design – 90
  • Cost Report – 30
  • Total – 150 (points)

Dynamic Round
In the Dynamic Round, the teams will be coming on the site with the vehicle fabricated by them, and will have to undergo a set of tests, and will be awarded the points accordingly. Clearing the technical inspection is essential; no team will be allowed to perform further in any of the dynamic events without passing in these tests, no points will be allotted for this test.

The final event will be a drag race, wherein two bikes at a time will be made to run. No points will be allotted for this event. It will be the knockout stage, where the winner out of the two will proceed ahead in the event.

The total number of points for the Dynamic Round is 650, the points being distributed as follows:
Acceleration – 80
Skid Pad – 120
Autocross – 150
Endurance – 300
Drag Race – NA
Total – 650 (points)

DRIVER’S REQUIREMENTS 

  • Age: Every team is supposed to have a driver who must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Driver’s License: the driver must have a valid Driver’s License, issued by the Government of India.
  • Driver’s Gear: Driver’s gear such as helmet, suit, shoes and gloves are mandatory.

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Chassis Material: The tube/rectangular pipe used in the fabrication of the chassis or the other frames/supports
  • Vehicle dimension: (Tolerance ± 50mm):
  • Width- max: Team requirement
  • Height- max: 700mm
  • Length- max: 950mm (Wheel base)
  • On-site GO-NOGO Technical Inspection will be done, to check the width and height.
  • Suspension: Use of suspensions is optional. But it is advisable to use suspension.
  • Wheels and Tyres: Teams are free to use tyres of their choice.
  • Braking System: Teams are free to use brakes of their choice.
  • Front Bodywork: The bodywork of the front part may be designed such that the vehicle number and the Team Logo may be displayed clearly.
  • Kill Switch: The vehicle must be equipped with at least one engine kill switch within easy reach of the driver.
  • Engine: The maximum displacement of the engine should be 50cc. Teams are free to use engine of their choice.
  • Exhaust System: The exhaust system must be properly shielded from the delicate parts which might get affected if exposed to the heat. The exhaust must be mounted properly, to avoid physical contact with the viewers or technical inspectors.

SAFETY REQUIRMENTS

  • Helmet: The driver of the vehicle is required to use an ISI certified helmet during the dynamic event.
  • Fire Extinguisher: Each participating team in the Dynamic Round must carry a fire extinguisher along with them, at all times.
  • Shoes: The driver must wear proper shoes while driving the vehicle in the Dynamic event.
  • Hand Gloves: The driver must have proper and comfortable hand gloves which will protect his hand in the event of an accident (*half cut gloves not allowed).
  • Driver’s Suit- The driver must wear a fire-resistant suit, made of a single layer that covers the body from the neck down to the ankle and the wrist.

VIRTUAL ROUND

  • The Virtual Round carries 150 points. In this round, the presentation of all the research and development over the vehicle is to be given in front of the judges, in 20 minutes (including the
    Questionnaire round).
  • The teams would be judged on the following criteria:
    • Knowledge of the Rulebook
    • Project Plan
    • Design
    • Materials used
    • Cost Report
  • Knowledge of the Rulebook: The team must be aware of specifications and terms of the Rulebook.
  • Project Plan: The project plan illustrates the start and finish dates of the terminal elements, and summary elements of the project.
  • Design: The complete design of the vehicle (CAD model) must be provided to the Judges at the time of presentation in the Virtual Round. It must contain all the necessary details of the vehicle including four (4) different views of the vehicle’s complete design (top view, front view, one side view and an isometric view).
  • Materials used: Teams are free to use materials of their choice.
  • Cost Report: A detailed cost report must be provided during the presentation.
    • Participants are expected to perform a set of manoeuvres over an expected area of football ground (91m x 36m approx.), within 5 minutes.
    • Participants will then have to do spot landing – i.e. land the plane in a defined area, after completing the manoeuvres.
    • The maximum time given to each participant (i.e. for engine warm-up, take off, manoeuvring and spot landing) is 5 minutes. Points will be deducted for exceeding the time limit.
    • Manoeuvres performed, or spot landing done, after the given time (5 minutes) will not be considered.

DYNAMIC ROUND

There will be following categories of events:

  • Technical Inspection
    • Rulebook/Safety check
  • Brake Test
  • Dynamic Events
    • Acceleration Test
    • Skid Pad
    • Autocross
    • Endurance Test
    • Drag Race

TECHNICAL INSPECTION (Mandatory for all Dynamic Events):

  • To ensure the safety of all the vehicles participating in the event, a technical inspection will be done. Maximum dimension of any vehicle must not exceed what is specified in the rulebook.
  • Rulebook/Safety Check:
  • Safety test will be done to ensure the safety of the vehicle as well as the driver. Vehicle will be tested according to the rulebook, as well as safety compliance. Teams must ensure that no part of the vehicle violates the rulebook.
  • There will be maximum 2 attempts available, to appear for the technical inspection. During this check, technical inspector may ask to make any changes/modification in the vehicle, if he feels that something is not according to the rulebook, or seems challenging the driver. Final decision in this regard lies with the Technical Committee Head.
  • After successful completion of first 2 tests, a ’TECHNICAL INSPECTION OK’ sticker will be issued by the Head of Technical Committee. The vehicle must carry this sticker throughout the event. It will be allowed to participate in any Dynamic event, only if the sticker is present on the vehicle. No type of changes is allowed in the vehicle, after technical inspection OK sticker is issued. Vehicle must participate in the event in As-OK condition. No part of the vehicle can be changed, modified, removed or replaced, thereafter.

DYNAMIC EVENTS

Acceleration test (80 points)

  • The goal of the acceleration event is to provide engineering students an opportunity to demonstrate the maximum acceleration and maximum speed capability of a vehicle, in non-race condition.
  • The course will consist of straight, smooth and level paved surface of suitable width, clear of obstacles, pits, cracks, or potholes. Track length will be of 50/100 meter, in time trap zone. Team will have to line-up at start line. There will be no separate run-up/warm-up zone.
  • The driver must drive the vehicle, wearing all driver safety equipment.
  • The team will be asked to standstill and cover the distance of 50/100 meter, in the minimum possible time. The time taken to cover the complete track will be noted down.
  • Every team will be permitted maximum 2 or 3 attempts. The minimum time out of 2/3 attempts will be considered for evaluation. In case of vehicle breakdown or rollover on track, departure from track before finish line, that attempt will be considered as void. No extra chance will be given, in lieu of.

Skid Pad (120 points)

  • Skid Pad will be done to ensure the driving capabilities of the driver on a maneuvered???? and also dynamic stability of the vehicle. Any cones down or vehicle going off track will invite penalties.

Autocross (150 points)

  • The objective of the autocross is to evaluate the vehicle’s manoeuvrability and handling qualities on a tight course, without the hindrance of completing vehicle ????. This course will combine the performance features of acceleration, braking and cornering into one event. The vehicle will be staged such that the front wheel is on the starting line, the time starts only after the whistle. Each team may take up two attempts.

Penalties:

  • Cones Down or out: Two seconds per cone.
  • Penalties will not be assessed accident avoidance or other reasons deemed sufficient by track        officials. (CHECK THE SENTENCE)
  • Missed Slalom: Missing one or more gates of a given slalom will be counted as one ‘off-course’ per occurrence. Each occurrence will incur a ten second penalty.

Endurance Test (300 points)

  • The goal of endurance is to provide engineering students an opportunity to demonstrate the durability of the vehicle in a race condition.
  • The event will be run as a single heat, maximum 5 to 6 km long. Teams are not allowed to work on their vehicle during the heat. Wheel-to-wheel racing is prohibited. Passing another vehicle may only be done, in an established passing zone.
  • If a vehicle breaks down, it will be removed from the course, and will not be allowed to re-enter the course when it went off, but no work may be performed on the vehicle.(CHECK)

Final Drag Race

  • The final event will be Drag Race, where 2 or 3 bikes at a time will be made to run. No points will be allotted for this event. It will be knockout stage where the winner out of the two will proceed further in the event.

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

Vehicle Identification:

  • During the event, teams must carry their vehicle numbers and team logos. Vehicle identification items must be visible from both sides. In case of obscured, tampered, damaged or lost vehicle marks, the team will be responsible for any loss in lap counting or scoring.

Vehicle Presence at Event Site:

  • Vehicle must enter the event site before the start of Technical Inspection, or as specified by the organizing committee before the main event. Vehicle must be parked in the assigned pit after the finish of events, each day. Vehicle is not allowed to go outside the event site at any cost, before completion of complete event, except in case of voluntarily withdrawing participation from the event. If vehicle is found outside the event premises, it will be barred from participation. Teams must carry all the necessary arrangements to the event site with them.

Workshop Facilities at Event Site:

  • Each team will be allotted a Pit Area to park their vehicle and to keep tools and spare parts. Teams are advised to bring their own necessary tools like welding machines, cutting tools etc. to avoid any difficulties. Power supply and adequate lighting will be provided in the Pit area.

Driver Rules:

  • Driver clothing and safety: Any driver/team found unsafe in the opinion of Technical Inspection, will not be allowed to take part in Dynamic events, until approved by respective Technical Inspector. A fire-resistant one-piece suit, made from a minimum of two layers that covers the body from the neck down to the ankles and the wrists, has to be worn by the driver. Riders are advised NOT to wear loose clothing during the Dynamic events. All drivers MUST wear helmet, suit, gloves and shoes. Vehicles should be free from any kind of sharp edges and protrusions that can harm the driver or crew members.

Driver’s Conduct:

  • A driver cannot push any other person or vehicles, during the event. A driver must not ride the vehicle with a flat tyre or other mechanical problems that the event official deems unsafe. The driver must stop or proceed on foot thereon with the vehicle, until it is repaired.   A driver can proceed on foot, as long as the vehicle is present on the track (carried, dragged or pushed). A driver separated from his vehicle may not proceed along the race route, but may travel backwards by any means, along the route. Drivers must not block or impede the progress of other vehicles. During the entire test, the same driver shall drive the vehicle. Only in case of some injury, the driver can be replaced with prior acceptance from event officials. All repairs MUST be carried out off the track. Drivers MUST comply with the instructions of the track volunteers and announcements. Any reckless or aggressive driving will result in disqualification of the team.
  • The organizer may disqualify a driver if the driver is too slow, too aggressive, or driving in a manner that, in the opinion of the event officials, demonstrates an inability to properly control the bike.

Behaviour:

  • In case of unsportsmanlike conduct by the team members in the event, the team will receive a warning from the official. A second violation will result in expulsion of team from the competition. Failure of team members to follow an instruction or command directed specifically to that team or team member, will result in a 20-point penalty.

Argument with officials:

  • Argument with, or disobedience to any official, may result in a team being eliminated from the competition. All team members will be immediately escorted away from the grounds.

Smoking and Illegal Materials:

  • Alcohol, illegal drugs, weapons or other illegal materials are prohibited on the event site during the competition. This rule will be in effect during the entire competition. Any violation of this rule by the team will cause expulsion of the team. This applies to both team and faculty advisors. Any use of drugs, or the use of alcohol by an underage individual, will be reported to local authority for prosecution.

Validation of the Rules:

  • The rules will be same throughout the event, and any amendments will immediately be made known to all the participating teams, through emails.
  • In case of any doubts on the rules, teams are advised to clarify from the Pocket Bike Racing organizing committee.

Protest:

  • Participating teams are assumed to have full faith in the Rulebook and event procedures, and hence, no team may protest against particular event procedures or Rulebook interpretation. In such cases of any objection/misunderstanding with the judgment taken during the event, or any issue with the competitors, the team may discuss it with the event organizers. But all such complaints will be taken into account for official consideration and further action, only when submitted in writing. Written complaints should be addressed to Pocket Biking Organizing Committee. Decision of Events Organizing Committee will be final.

PRIZE MONEY

  • 1st Prize – Rs.15000/-
  • 2nd Prize – Rs.10000/-
  • 3rd Prize – Rs.7500/-

FACULTY COORDINATOR

NAME MOBILE NUMBER
Sandeep S 9886468300
Mr. Raghavendra A 9738708185

STUDENT COORDINATOR

NAME MOBILE NUMBER
Nikhil 7899980997
Umesh B Sudi 8095490981
Vijetha Mishra 9113084619