The students from Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, G.D. Goenka University, participated in Tech-Invent 2017 on 31st March & 1st April 2017, Chandigarh University. Mayank Sehdev and Gurmeet Singh (2nd Year) participated in the Industrial Exhibition under the supervision of Mr. Prashant G.K. and Mr. Hardeep Singh, and secured the First Prize amongst 89+ Universities and Educational Institutes.
Their project title Hydrogen Powered Vehicle is standardized and developed from an idea which was first developed under the supervision of Dr. Mayurika Goel of Department of Basic and Applied Sciences. Pollution is the main concern in today’s world due to the overall extensively high usage of fuels. Combustion of fossil fuels has caused serious problems to the environment and the geopolitical climate of the world is the major cause of Global Warming. Emission gases like NOx, CO, CO2, and unburned hydrocarbons has brought significant changes in our atmosphere including global warming and these issues need immediate attention. Hydrogen with high calorific value on substitution with Petrol and Diesel can provide higher temperature and pressure causing better combustion. The principle of the hydrogen fuel cell is based on electrolysis, and it is used to separate the water molecules (H2O) into hydrogen and oxygen. It is introduced into the combustion chamber which helps in improving the engine combustion parameters.
The event is the annual congregation of engineering, science and technology students, organizing events for the curious minds willing to contribute dynamically in the advancement of science and technology for the betterment of mankind. The environment is electric, the level of enthusiasm thunderous and the resulting ideas incredible!
The event organized and managed by students entails Theme-based Competitions inspired from social needs (like smart vehicle of tomorrow, agriculture supply chain management, rural drinking water scheme, green fridge and many more), precisely planned technical competitions, intellectual guest lectures, modern themed workshops and presence of prominent speakers making Tech-invent a hard to miss event. Tech-invent also sees itself as a socially responsible entity, encouraging and undertaking various humanitarian causes every year.
The hard working and ever persistent students have gone ahead with the theme and have put forth their efforts ensuring that their project was flawless and had basic concepts of science and technology. A proud moment indeed for them and their University.