SPV Aerodynamics Competition-1: Total Project/Prize Money Rs 22000/-.

Students only can take part in this competition. Participants have to submit a small write-up, blue-print along with the model/project. Last date of submission of the project is 15 Apr 2018. The projects/models (along with the write-up, blue-print) which get the prize will be kept by the sponsors of this competition.

Queries if any may be given in the comment section of this post. To read more, click on the post title.

Following are the various categories:-

1.  Wind Tunnel Science Project:- Project/Prize Money Rs 10500/-

A wind tunnel of test cross section of at least 9 inches by 9 inches is to be manufactured using cheap & daily usage items like fan, straws, hardboard, glass/plexiglass, agarbatti (for smoke generation) etc.

A balance using lever principle or any other method should be able to estimate the amount of drag, lift (& hence CL, CD) etc. on the various models of aerofoils, aerodynamic or other bodies.

A flow visualisation facility like smoke, woolen tufts, dry ice etc. needs to be incorporated so that streamlines can be seen and effects of stalling etc. can be seen and understood.

Air flow speed measurement facility also needs to be there. Pitot-static tube, venturi or some other method can be used.

Students can take help of the following videos (and many more) for their guidance:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm3uNAq5aHU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=620ex2qivDs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsKDz0istMY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhA2r7Xv5vY

2.   Portable Air Speed Measurement Device:- Project/Prize Money Rs 3500/

Suppose you are travelling in bus or car. You want to know the speed of the vehicle. One method is to look at the vehicle speedometer.

The other method is to use a portable air speed measurement device. You just hold it outside the window and the gauge gives you the air speed. Vehicle speed = air speed (assuming zero wind).
This device can be based on pitot-static tube, venturi principle etc.

3.   Flying Aeroplane/Glider Model:- Project/Prize Money Rs 4500/

A small flying model glider (aeroplane without any engine) made of wood, plastic, thermocol etc. needs to be built up. It should have distinct parts (tail, fin, wings, fuselage etc.) which can be assembled/dismantled so as to demonstrate various aerodynamic/flight principles/concepts. It should have variable C.G.

The project should be able to demonstrate the following:-
1.  To demonstrate the effects of  different aerofoil sections (more curved, less curved, flat etc.).
2.  To demonstrate the movement of C.P.
3.  To demonstrate the effect of movement of C.G.
4.  To demonstrate the purpose of horizontal stabilizer.
5.  To demonstrate the purpose of vertical stabilizer. etc.

4.   Bicycle Aerodynamic Balance of Wright Brothers:- Project/Prize Money Rs 3500/

Details are given at the link below:-

Comments

  1. Great. . . Thats how we make learning fun

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  3. Thanks for the opportunity sir😇

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  4. Thank you sir for providing this wonderful opportunity which will help us to enhance and understand the subject in depth.

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  6. sir, thank u. I think this is where i should apply my formula practically. i am excited for this.

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  8. We are highly grateful to you sir.. This is the thing which we crave for from the day 1 ... THE PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE .. We will make best out of it ... And won't let your efforts of providing us with the opportunity go in vain... Thanx again sir 😊

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  9. Dear Arvind Ji. Really proud of you.

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  10. Very good info on wind tunnel testing can be obtained from the linkS below:-

    https://www.slideshare.net/AliakbarThandlawala/wind-tunnel-testing-aerospace

    http://www.diva-portal.se/smash/get/diva2:607213/FULLTEXT01.pdf

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  11. Some more info.

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259739000_Experimental_study_of_Aero_Foil_with_Wind_Tunnel_Setup

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  12. i have begun my own blog too and i code for it.
    aero-botics with dhairya

    link- https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=3104718472906110292#allposts

    dear sir you `re the inspiration

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