Engineering students in Dhanbad design racing-cum-rally car

January 20th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI  

By Girija Shankar Ojha
Dhanbad, Jan 20 (ANI): A group of engineering students at Dhanbad in Jharkhand have designed an indigenous racing-cum-rally car named ”MechISMU”.
This unique car conceptualised and assembled by the mechanical engineering students is capable of manoeuvring through odd rough terrains.
For the racing car and adventure driving enthusiasts, ”MechISMU” is a rare treat.
“Unlike other racing cars that only move on plain roads, this car is very different because it has been designed to move on uneven roads. It has been specially designed for the hilly areas,” said Prof. N K Singh, Project Incharge, School of Mines University, Dhanbad.
This car with the capacity of moving on the ”dirt track” is fitted with a 340 CC engine. Its steering and suspension prevent the driver from facing any difficulties while driving over a rough terrain.
MechISMU can traverse at a speed of 70 kilometres per hour unlike other cars which at the most may move along at 40 kilometers per hour over rough terrains.
A group of 15 enterprising students joined hands under the guidance of Professor Singh in designing and assembling this speciality car.
“We have made this car particularly for the off road purposes. The car has a disc brake in the front part and a drum brake in the rear part of its body. Its suspension has been designed in such a manner that it can pass over any number of potholes and small ditches on the road with utmost ease and very smoothly,” said Abhineet Menaria, captain of the MechISMU designing team, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
Among the other notable features of MechISMU are the comforts for the driver that resembles a cockpit of an aircraft!
Further, apart from the power steering and well-designed suspension of axles, MechISMU ensures that the driver has a comfortable ride irrespective of the conditions of the roads. (ANI)

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