Entries - 2017
To prevent accidents by reducing stopping distance.
A recent study has concluded that the most of the accidents can be prevented by more effective braking i.e. reduced stopping distance*.
Increases in contact surface of the tires, increase the road traction**, thereby decreasing the stopping distance.
Sensor to measure the brake pedal speed, speed senor to measure the vehicle speed, microcontroller board to control the entire system, gas cylinder and air compressor to inflate the tires, vacuum cylinder and vacuum pump to deflate the tires with maximum possible speed, electronically controlled valve switch ...
In engines used before the late 1990s, the valve-lift of inlet and exhaust valve remain the same for all the speeds of the engine. This resulted into deviation in performance characteristics when the engine was not running at design point. The engine has to change its specifications according to its speed. There are many parameters which are to be changed constantly for better performance of the engine over a wide range of speed. The valve is one of the components that influences engine performance. Hence parameters related to the valve affect engine rendition. Valve-lift is a field where comparatively less ...
Khimki, Moskovskaya Oblast
Jun 4, 2017
The series of vessels are created from one basic form. By adding two basic forms, we get a new shape (vase / vessel). When the cut level of this form is changed, we get the following new forms. Having one basic form we can get a different product. Possible materials: ceramics. Also, the distinguishing feature of the project: manufacturability for production. You do not need to create several different plaster molds for ceramic castings - just make the same castings of the same base shape, and connect the two forms, and then we can do different cut ...
Apr 9, 2017
TOPIC: Improvements in On-Road-Vehicles takes inspiration from Aerofoil Sections and Ekranoplans.
As per Illustration 1- principles of Ekranoplan can be used to reduce fuel consumption of vehicles- like trucks- by reducing their effective weight, which would lead to reduction in friction, which in turn, would lead to reduction in traction torque, which in turn would lead to reduced fuel consumption. An aerofoil section attached to the underside would lead to an upward force being exerted. This would lead to reduction in load on the wheels and bearings, which in turn would lead to reduced torque requirements and reduced ...
Each year, approximately 37 children and hundreds of pets die in the United States from being left inside vehicles on warm days [NBC]. These tragedies are not intentional and usually result from a child falling asleep in the back seat, and parents forgetting their child is asleep. Inside a car, temperatures can rise rapidly. In 70°F weather, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach 90°F within 10 minutes [CNN]. Currently, there are few systems on the market to help combat this problem. Most of these are detection devices based on weight sensors or seat belts that trigger an ...
The Velocity EMC (Electric Motorcycle) can be the most energy efficient and safest personal transportation on the planet. Customers are attracted to the styling, sold on the handling and safety, and rewarded with extremely low cost of ownership. The streamlined, composite exoskeleton provides excellent crash protection and all-weather comfort. Doors on both sides ensures easy entry and exits, and can be removed by the owner for warm weather rides. The Velocity EMC is uniquely energy efficient due to its advanced aerodynamic streamlining and state-of-the-art electric propulsion system. It uses just over a kiloWatt of power to cruise at 60 ...
Implanted VADs include an electrical power cable or driveline passing through the body tissue and exiting through the skin to connect with an external power supply. The driveline exit site in the skin is sealed by the natural tendency of living skin tissue to adhere to a compatible penetrating foreign object, and under favorable conditions forms an adherent interface that prevents dangerous bacterial invasion and penetration along the driveline. The problem is that the interface between the driveline and the skin is mechanically fragile. Routine patient activities as well as accidental events result in torsional, pull and bending loads ...
Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu
May 29, 2017
If the efficiency of a wind turbine is increased, then more power can be generated thus decreasing the need for expensive power generators that cause pollution. This would also reduce the cost of power for the common people. The wind is literally there for the taking and doesn't cost any money. Power can be generated and stored by a wind turbine with little or no pollution. If the efficiency of the common wind turbine is improved and widespread, the common people can cut back on their power costs immensely. The blades on vertical axis windmills are designed to give ...
Jun 16, 2017
The proposed technology is a revolutionary vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) that solves three major problems associated with wind turbines today. The first is high manufacturing/maintenance costs, the second is low efficiency, and the third is safety in stormy weathers. The developed turbine, fig (1) consists of a disc(s) and flat surface blades that can rotate about vertical shafts parallel to the main turbine shaft. The blades can only rotate relative to the disc(s) in one direction, and are restrained from rotating in the other direction by pin(s) (or other means) attached to the disc(s). As the wind flows ...
Hood River, Oregon
Jun 20, 2017
The Viento HD is the first commercially available High Definition 1080p longwave-infrared (LWIR) camera providing true high-definition (HD) imaging. The fully functional camera system is based upon a unique 1920 x 1200 x 12μm image sensor utilizing uncooled vanadium oxide (VOx) technology with a resolution of more than 2.3 million pixels with a 12-micron pixel pitch and NETD of less than 50mK. The Viento HD is ideal for industrial, military/defense, and airborne reconnaissance applications where the number of pixels should be maximized. The uncooled microbolometer detector provides high reliability and long life by eliminating the need for a cryocooler ...