International Research

International Research2018-01-25T07:28:34+00:00

FRANCOL LAB

NI LAB

Research with International Collaborations

The International Research projects at Vel Tech are funded by International Industries/Universities

Research with International Collaborations

This project is funded by both the Governments and this project is in collaboration with Tamkang University, Taiwan. The objective of this project is to

  • Design and Analysis of Micro Ornithopter.
  • The CAD model of the Ornithopter will be designed in CATIA and analyzed in ADAMS software.
  • The aerodynamic analysis will be carried out using CFD and ANSYS packages.
  • The optimized structure of Ornithopter will be attained by analytical comparison.
  • The optimized parameters derived from the analytical study will be considered for the construction of Ornithopter prototype.
  • Wind Tunnel Setup measurement for the Measurement of aerodynamic forces and moments.

This project is funded by both the Governments and this project is in collaboration with University of Victoria, Canada. The objectives of this project include

  • Development of innovative remote sensing equipment using UAV for infrastructure condition assessment
  • Mock-implementation of developed techniques on a reinforced concrete test bench at the University of Victoria
  • Condition assessment of an Indian Railways bridge using developed techniques and comparison to data collected using mounted sensors
  • Development of algorithms correlating bridge condition to gathered data
  • Field application of developed technology to remote bridges in India and Canada

In Collabration with M/s.FranceCol Technologies, France

Under this activity, following research activities are undertaken.

  • Embedded electric wheel 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 to be used in all types of cycles. Work done in last month: the lamination alignment in 120 degree Phase shift, winding of the coils and testing, increase of torque by modifying the Vissim program parameters.
  • Solar energy module with LED drive and USB charging:This project consists of designing, developing, fabricating and testing of an embedded Solar energy module with an LED drive of 10V and a USB charging port of 5V. Work done in last month: drawing of the schematics of the circuit, designing the modules of the circuit board, rooting for the circuit board.
  • Cost effective Bamboo Bicycle for the purpose: The project consists of designing, developing, fabricating and testing of bicycle made up of bamboo frame with a new innovative design and structure. This project is a proof of concept and will later be integrated with the e-bike motor.
  • Induction motor control: The project entails designing,developing and testing of an induction motor control with the power boards V5C-R-V5A and V5C-R-V5B. 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 for
  • Meta Language: Metalanguage is the user friendly IDE 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 to user to write the programs at ease. Using Metalanguage, it is possible to read and write a GPIO and interfacing it to a sensor to do a lot of interesting things. Right now, Metalanguage is developed for TMS320F2808 and many hardware micro processors will be includes in future.
  • Energy efficient motor controller using MSP430F5529:Brushless DC (BLDC) motors are electronically commutated motors that offer many advantages over brushed DC motors and therefore are becoming very popular industrially and commercially. This project report discusses a sensored 3-phase BLDC motor control solution using MSP430F5529 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.
  • Energy efficient motor controller using STM32: BrushlessDC (BLDC) motors are electronically commutated motors that offer many advantages over brushed DC motors and therefore are becoming very popular industrially and commercially. This project report discusses a sensored 3-phase BLDC motor control solution using STM32 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.
  • Energy efficient motor controller using STM8S: Brushless DC (BLDC) motors are electronically commutated motors that offer many advantages over brushed DC motors and therefore are becoming very popular industrially and commercially. This project report discusses a sensored 3-phase BLDC motor control solution using 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.
  • Bluetooth driver controlled renewable energy system:The project consists of integrating a Bluetooth module to the V5 power 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.
  • E-Bike motor (Version 1): The project consists ofdesigning, developing, fabricating and testing of electric motor for bicycle for commercial purposes. A prototype has been made successfully and is under testing.
  • Designing new type of electric motors: Miscellaneous motor designs some in parts and some in entirety have been completed based on the demand order from France. All designs are based on the standard motor frame for industrial applications.

In Collabration with M/s.MBDA Missiles, France:

Under this collaborative work, every year 5 batches (15 Students) of Students are assigned with research problems. The projects are

Hybrid air breathing propulsion – preliminary design of a flying demo

    • The goal of the Project is to conceptually design the experimental vehicle and its acceleration system with Hybrid Propulsion system.In that view, 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.


Hybrid air breathing propulsion – preliminary design of propulsion system

  • The goal of the Project is to conceptually design the experimental vehicle and its acceleration system with Hybrid Propulsion system.
  • In that view, 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.

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.
    • In that view, 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).


Hypersonic Transport – Low speed flying demo

  • To study the aerodynamic characteristics of hypersonic transport vehicle numerically at low speed condition usingcommercial 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

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

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

This project was funded by both the Governments.This project is undertaken jointly with Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (Korea) two Industries namely Ucal Fuel Systems Limited (India) and ROVITEK (Korea). The objectives of this project is to

  • Design and development of Autonomous Amphibious Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (AAUAV) vehicle that can autonomously fly to the test location and test the water quality in real time with the aid of on-board sophisticated water analyzing sensors.
  • Incorporation of hyperspectral imaging for the identification of water sampling points and to analyze miscellaneous chemical constituents from their particle size.
  • To design, develop and integrate water sampling mechanism that aids in collecting and storing the water on board for laboratory-based bacterial and physiochemical tests.
  • Design of database management system to facilitate improved water quality assessment and assurance.