Saint Gits College, Kottayam wins QuEST Ingenium 2017 The winning team won a cash prize of Rs.One Lakh and a trip to Airbus facility in Germany Park College of Engineering & Technology from Tamil Nadu and Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu emerges as first and second runners up Received over 7,500 registrations from 650 colleges across India
Jobby George and Jose Tom, Mechanical Engineering students who graduated from Saint Gits College of Engineering, have won the coveted cash prize of Rs.One Lakh by becoming the winners at the QuEST Ingenium 2017 that was held today in Trivandrum. They won the top honours for their project – Electricity Generation Using Speed Breakers. Apart from the cash prize these two students will also get an all-expense paid trip to the Airbus facility in Germany where they will be given an exclusive tour of the facility and introduced to the manufacturing processes and cores engineering side of the business. Park College of Engineering & Technology from Tamil Nadu for their project Design and fabrication of a fighter aircraft with yawing wing and Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu for Hi-Tech bionic prosthetic legs have been declared first and second runners up respectively.
The seventh edition of QuEST Ingenium received more than 7,500 applications from 650 engineering colleges across India. The top 10 teams were invited to present their projects to a panel of judges and eminent personalities from the industry at an event hosted in Trivandrum. Ms. Nidhi Mathur, Co-Founder of Niramai was the Chief Guest of the event and Mr. Burkhard H. R. Heinke, Project Leader, Airbus Cabin Electronics Buxtehude Predevelopment delivered a Keynote Address to the young engineers from across the country.
The students of MVJ College of Engineering (MVJCE), Karnataka received Special Jury mention for their project Advanced prosthetic hand for handicapped. The Most Popular Project Award, a special category of award selected by public by voting on social media, was won by Sri Sairam Engineering College, Tamil Nadu for their project MOBSCOPE.
This year, QuEST Global’s endeavours in nurturing engineering talent were supported by Ingenium sponsors including – Airbus, Siemens, Qatar Airways and MSC Software.
Speaking at the gala event, Mr. Shrikanth D Naik, Senior Vice President & Global Delivery Head, QuEST Global, expressed, “QuEST Ingenium brings together Indian students who demonstrate a passion for engineering and innovation. This national-level engineering innovation competition, encourages students to create engineering solutions that help transform our world. This initiative is one of many that QuEST Global organizes globally, where we work with the academia to ‘future-ready’ our next generation of engineers.
Mr. S Narayanan, Vice President and Centre Head, QuEST Global, Trivandrum said, “This year, the Ingenium projects have seen a hue of diverse innovation with projects from embedded, mechanical, automotive, healthcare and aerospace streams. It is good to see students presenting projects like bionic prosthetic legs, compressed air vehicles, hybrid bike and electricity generation from braking system. This year, 641 teams from engineering colleges in Kerala had registered for the competition, which is three times more compared to last year. We are happy to host the engineering master minds from different engineering colleges across nation in Trivandrum, in this momentous year when QuEST Global turns 20.”
“It was once in a life time experience to be a part of QuEST Ingenium 2017. We are lucky to be chosen among the finalists and we are excited to visit the Airbus facility. All thanks to QuEST Global and all who have supported us in this project”, said Joby George and Jose Tom, members of the winning team.
About QuEST Global
QuEST Global is a focused global engineering solutions provider with a proven track record of 20 years serving the product development & production engineering needs of high technology companies. A pioneer in global engineering services, QuEST is a trusted, strategic and long term partner for many Fortune 500 companies in the Aero Engines, Aerospace & Defence, Hi-Tech & Industrial, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, Power, and Transportation industries. The company offers mechanical, electrical, electronics, embedded, engineering software, engineering analytics, manufacturing engineering and supply chain transformative solutions across the complete engineering lifecycle.
QuEST partners with customers to continuously create value through customer-centric culture, continuous improvement mind-set, as well as domain specific engineering capability. Through its local-global model, QuEST provides maximum value engineering interactions locally, along with high quality deliveries at optimal cost from global locations. The company comprises of over 8,300 passionate engineers operating out of different global locations intent on making a positive impact to the business of world class customers, transforming the way they do engineering.
Project name: Electricity generation using speed breakers
College name: Saintgits College of Engineering, Kerala
Vehicles like trucks, buses, cars and two wheelers have different weights and whenever they pass over a speed breaker, lots of energy is wasted. This project aims at generating electricity by tapping this energy using the speed breakers. Instead of the regular speed breakers on the roads, the team proposes the use of speed breakers that consists of return spring enclosed within the frictionless sheet. When the vehicles pass by this speed breaker, the energy produced by the vehicles can be converted into electricity that can be stored in the battery and can be converted into A.C. current using the inverter.
First runners up
Project name: Design and fabrication of a fighter aircraft with yawing wing
College name: Park College of Engineering and Technology, Tamil Nadu
The main idea of this project is to produce yawing motion in fighter aircrafts without the use of rudder. This is achieved by the use of yawing wings, which can change their swept angle on the pilots command when it is necessary to yaw the aircraft. In this project, flow simulations are carried out on the selected fighter aircraft models in two methods – one with rudder and other without rudder using Ansys Fluent solver. This project gives a new idea of designing the fighter aircrafts with increased manoeuvrability using yawing wings.
Second runners up
Project name: Hi-Tech bionic prosthetic legs
College name: Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu
Hi-Tech bionic prosthetic legs are cost effective, precise and robust powered (bionic) legs designed for use by trans-femoral (above knee) amputees. The originality of the project lies in the techniques used by the team in obtaining the required inputs by two methods, one by placing surface EMG electrodes on the residual limb (femur) and second by placing sensors like IMUs, Load Cells, Piezos and Rotatory Potentiometer etc.
Special Jury mention
Project name: Advanced prosthetic hand for handicapped
College name: MVJ College of Engineering (MVJCE), Karnataka
Advanced prosthetic hand for handicapped people by interfacing muscle sensor and digital signal processing helps people with amputated limbs become as independent as possible. This advanced arm allows them to complete their routines such as clothing and feeding on their own. The prosthetic arm is limited in lifting weight and other works such as typing which may be daily income source for their family. The arm can be configured for any individual by adjusting the sensor to the skin impedance of the user.
Most Popular Project Award
Project name: MOBSCOPE – Mobile Microscope supported by whirling centrifuge for the effective imaging of pathogenic cells
College name: Sri Sairam Engineering College, Tamil Nadu
One of the most basic and powerful tools in all of science and medicine is the light microscope, the fundamental device for laboratory and research purposes. The team proposes a MOBSCOPE a new approach wherein the camera of a mobile phone would be sufficient to study the blood samples and check for the presence of malarial parasites and prediction of the pathogen (Plasmodium ovale/vivax/falciparum/malariae). Being a portable, low cost hand-held device, MOBSCOPE makes it possible for easy detection of malaria right at home. This enables lesser time and energy consuming diagnosis of malaria from home.