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Industry Collaborative Research

Research Labs in Vel Tech are established in association with Industries/International companies for collaborative Industrial Research work. There are many projects sponsored by the industry with an objective to produce the result for their pressing demands. The following table gives the information of project undertaken in collaboration with the Industry from India and Abroad.

Project TitleCollaborating Agency
Development of High Temperature Austhenitic Alloy through Mechanical Alloying for Engine ValvesRane Engine Valves, India
Design and Development of Autonomous Amphibious Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and UAV mountable water sampling devices for Water Based ApplicationsUcal Fuel Systems Limited, India & ROVITEK, Korea
a. Space Launcher-Optmiation of a 3rd Stage Powered by a CDWE
b. Ramjet Energy Recovery System Using a Closed Loop
c. Hybrid Air Breathing Propulsion
d. Hypersonic Transport- Low Speed Flying Demo
e. Dual-Mode Ramjet – Conceptual Design of a Flying Accelerator Demo
MBDA Missiles Systems, France
a. Embedded electric wheel for assisted mobility in bicycles
b. Solar energy module with LED drive and USB charging
c. Cost effective Bamboo Bicycle for the purpose
d. Induction motor control
e. Meta Language
f. Energy efficient motor controller using MSP430F5529
g. Energy efficient motor controller using STM32
h. Energy efficient motor controller using
i. Bluetooth driver controlled renewable energy system
j. E-Bike motor (Version 1)
k. Designing new type of electric motors
FRANCECOL Technology, France

Vel Tech along with Rane Engine Valves, are working to find a solution in the manufacture of Engine Valve through Powder Metallurgy Route. Presently these valves are manufactured through conventional upset forging route.

Current Research Area:

Development of High-Temperature Austenitic Alloy through Mechanical Alloying for Engine Valves funded by Department of Science &technology, Ministry of Science &technology, Govt of India.

About the Lab:

Laboratory set up for this purpose will also carry out various research activities which are related to Heat Treatment of different ferrous and non-ferrous Alloys and various Metallurgical analysis of different components.

Objective:

  • To sinter newer Alloys, Composites and special steels through powders.
  • To obtain high-performance materials such as Engine Valves etc through Vacuum Hot Press.
  • To Heat treat various materials to alter the microstructure for desired applications.
  • To develop dissimilar materials for various applications through powder metallurgy.

Facilities

Vacuum Hot Press(1200 C)
Industrial ResearchIndia-Republic of Korea Joint Applied R&D Programme WITH UCAL JAP Pvt Ltd, Chennai, INDIA, AND ROVITEK. SOUTH KOREA.
UCAL JAP Pvt Ltd Chennai has the in-house capability to Design, Prototyping, Testing, Manufacturing and Operating a wide range of unmanned systems and targets.
Rovitek, a leading company in South Korea have known n the field of Electronic Components & Supplies, Active Components, Sensors.
Vel Tech along with UCAL JAP Pvt Ltd and ROVITEK. South Korea are engaged in
Design and Development of Autonomous Amphibious Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and UAV mountable water sampling devices for Water Based Applications.

Goals / Objectives

1. Design and Development of Autonomous Amphibious UAV to access remote areas where human access is practically not feasible.
2. To analyze the water condition using the onboard hyperspectral imaging sensors with inbuilt image processing software to post-process the spectral image for the identification of chemicals present in the water with the particle size present in the water body.
3. Water sampling and quality analysis are also carried out through laboratory experiments and compared with real-time values to validate the consistency and performance of the proposed system.
4. Database management system for storing the real-time data, and can be retrieved or used for comparative analysis.

Significance:

1. Water quality monitoring involves continuous sampling and assessment of water constituents for condition estimation. The primary requisites for effective monitoring program are to determine the type of water quality problem, sampling, accuracy, and cost of monitoring equipment and capabilities of the professionals. In overall monitoring process, an effective sampling strategy is critically important as it dictates the extensiveness of laboratory analysis in terms of physical, chemical and biological tests.
In conventional methods, the sampling of toxic substances such as heavy metals, organic chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, solvents, and PCBs) and harsh water environments are performed in a much-limited way, as it offers difficulty for volunteers to reach and requires a lot of safety procedures. These limitations in sampling results in inadequate laboratory analysis thus lead to misleading water investigations.
2. The conventional problems can be effectively encountered by the deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, for its capabilities to reach and sample in any toxic or highly contaminated water bodies. The extensive water bodies can be effortlessly covered and sampled in a time effective manner and thus contributes to rapid water assessment. The requirement of expensive boats, professionals samplers and safety protocols can be avoided, thus results to substantial reduction in cost and operational safety.

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FranceCol is a consulting and innovation industrial firm in the field of power electronics and offer a range of electronic inverters, Transformers and inductive single and three phases, Motor Control, Technical documentation, Training in electronics.

Vel Tech along with FranceCol is engaged in the following Research Projects:

1. Embedded electric wheel drive for assisted mobility in bicycles
This project consists of designing, developing, fabricating and testing of an embedded wheel drive with electric motor of 500W rating. The wheel drive can be retrofitted in all types of cycles.

2. Solar energy module with LED drive and USB charging
This project consists of designing, developing, fabricating and testing of an embedded Solar energy module of 1 kW with an LED drive of 10V and a USB charging port of 5V.


Fig: Flowchart for the primary components of the Renewable energy system (Arrows denote the direction of energy flow).

3.Bluetooth driver controlled renewable energy system
The project consists of integrating a Bluetooth module to the V5 power board( 1Kw Converter-Inverter Power circuit Board) and control its applications using an android application from a smart phone. The module is further used to control the solar energy system from previous project.

4. Cost effective Bamboo Bicycle
The project consists of designing, developing, fabricating and testing of bicycle made up of bamboo frame with a new innovative design and structure. This concept and will later be integrated with the e-bike motor.

Fig: CAD model of the bicycle

5.Induction motor control
The project consists of automatic speed control of induction motor using Vissim software and also implements the Vissim program into the standard industrial form of command-generique-4 function, and testing of the V5 board (1Kw Converter-Inverter Power circuit Board ) for production.

6.Meta Language
Meta language is the user friendly IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for users who has less knowledge in C programming and wants to develop prototypes using certain hardware. It is written in C code and its user friendly IDE helps the user to write the programs at ease. Using Meta language, it is possible to read and write a GPIO(General Purpose Input Output) and interfacing it to a sensor to do a lot of interesting things. Right now, Meta language is developed for Digital Signal Processor (TMS320F2808) and more micro processors will be included in future.

7. E-Bike motor (Version 1)
The project consists of designing, developing, fabricating and testing of electric motor for bicycle for commercial purposes. A prototype has been made successfully and is under testing.

8. Designing new type of electric motors
Based on orders from France ,Vel Tech team deign Miscellaneous parts, and complete motors as required by their customers. All these designs are based on the users’s requirement meeting industrial applications.

9. Energy efficient motor controller using various Micro Controllers, Brushless DC (BLDC) motors are electronically commutated motors that offer many advantages over brush type DC motors .This project works on 3-phase BLDC motor control using MSP430F5529, STM32 and STM8S, as the motor controller. Hall sensors are used to detect the rotor position and close the commutation loop. Both open loop and closed-loop control implementations are discussed. This project is conducted as an experiment for replacing the TMS320 processor in V5C-R-V5 board which is a patented power inverter board of FranceCol Technology.

MBDA is the only European group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future needs of the three armed forces.

MBDA in association with Vel Tech are doing the following Projects :
1. Hybrid air breathing propulsion – preliminary design of a flying demo
Objective:
• The goal of the Project is to conceptually design the experimental vehicle and its acceleration system with Hybrid Propulsion system.
• MBDA will provide basic experimental results of Hybrid Propulsion test setup with 750 RPM motor.
• The goal of the acceleration system is to develop cycle analysis and preliminary design of propulsion system components.
• The goal of preliminary design demo is to develop conceptual flying vehicle to test the performance of hybrid propulsion system.

2. Hybrid air breathing propulsion – preliminary design of propulsion system
Objective:
• The goal of the Project is to conceptually design the experimental vehicle and its acceleration system with Hybrid Propulsion system.
• MBDA will provide basic experimental results of Hybrid Propulsion test setup with 750 RPM motor.
• The goal of the acceleration system is to develop cycle analysis and preliminary design of propulsion system components.
• The goal of preliminary design demo is to develop conceptual flying vehicle to test the performance of hybrid propulsion system.

3. Dual-mode ramjet – conceptual design of a flying accelerator demo
• The goal of the Project is to conceptually design the experimental vehicle and its acceleration system taking into account already existing accelerating system, particularly those available in India.
• MBDA provided a simple performance model for the TCDMR system allowing to perform trajectory simulation to determine what should be the size of the system to ensure its acceleration up to Mach 7 (or to ensure first its acceleration from Mach 2 to 5 in a first flight and, by using a bigger booster, its acceleration from Mach 5 to Mach 7 in a second flight).

4. Hypersonic Transport – Low speed flying demo

Objective:
• To study the aerodynamic characteristics of hypersonic transport vehicle numerically at low speed condition using commercial software package ANSYS® Workbench™.
• To study the aerodynamic characteristics of the same vehicle experimentally at low speed condition using Low speed wind tunnel
• To do preliminary design of flying demo to evaluate the flying characteristics of the vehicle with modified configuration
• To fabricate the vehicle and test the flying capabilities

5. Space launcher – Optimization of a 3rd Stage powered by a CDWE

Objective:
• To create the indigenous tool that can optimize the trajectory
• To develop the tool that can evaluate any changes in input (Various engine like ramjet, CDWE etc and various launch vehicle)