The School of Engineering and Technology (SOET), ITM University, Gurgaon organized Technovation – The Annual Project Day, on 17 April 2015, to provide students a platform to showcase their innovative ideas in the form of projects. Prof. Ravindra Ojha, Director, SOET says, “Technovation has been planned for the first time in the University. It has given a large cross-section of faculty and students an opportunity to convert their conceptual thoughts into reality. It attempts to raise technical excellence, is application oriented and brings the industry closer to academics.” Some of the projects are explained below:-
Department of EECE
1. A low-cost myoelectric prosthetic hand was prepared by Ankur Aggarwal under the guidance of Mr Pankaj Rakheja. “The project aims at developing a low-cost myoelectric prosthetic hand that is a prototype of an actual human hand with 15 degrees of freedom”, says Ankur Aggarwal. ” Other prosthetic hands, currently available in the market, are highly expensive” he adds. Providing a prosthetic option for the half-handed amputees is a step further towards social responsibility.
2. Suraksha- a woman safety device has been developed by Nitish Aggarwal, Nishant Ahlawat and Nishant Bhardwaj and guided by Ms Charu Rana. Suraksha is a women safety device which has three activation modes i.e. voice, switch and force sensor. The developers of the woman safety device explained, “Once activated Suraksha sends GPS signals to the police station and as well as to family members”.
3. Metal sensing using PLC and SCADA is developed by Aman Jain, Alisha, Divyanshu under the able guidance of Ms Sheila Mahapatra. The developers observed, “The objective of the project is to design an industry based automated model which is used for metal sensing and detection in industries using PLC and SCADA”.
4. Du Pahiya is a two-wheeler set in motion by Chaitanya, Dinesh and Deepanshu and guided by Ms Sheila Mahapatra. “The Du Pahiya is an innovative E-cycle designed using BLDC motor which provides mobility with reduced human effort”, observed the developers.
5. Intelligent parking system for car parking guidance and damage notification is prepared by Shubham Ahuja and Sawan Chauhan with Ms Amanpreet Kaur as their mentor. This project presents an innovative intelligent parking system (IPS) that has two functions: Car parking guidance and Car damage notification. Shubham and Sawan explain the system as under:
· An advanced automatic driving system
· Proposes oriented assistance for drivers while parking
· Low cost parking system
· Damage notification system which is new to the market and pocket friendly
· Extension to what existing self-parking cars have already proposed
· Interesting functionalities that gives notification about any damage that happened while the driver was not in the car.
6. Dexto:eka:-the humanoid robot made by Sumit Gupta, Himanshu Vaswani, Yash Gupta and mentored by Mr Sidharth Bhatia. Sumit says, “Dexto: Eka: is a tele-operated anthropomorphic robot with three modes of operation: dependent, semi-sovereign and sovereign.” “In the dependent mode, the tele-operator has complete control over the robot. In the semi-sovereign mode, the tele-operator has partial control but the robot is able to make decisions of its own, should a situation prove detrimental to its well-being,” observes Himanshu. “In the sovereign mode, the robot has complete autonomy over its actions”, adds Yash.
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Utilization of WTP sludge and tea waste in brick manufacturing prepared by Prashast Gupta, Rakesh Kumar and Rounak mentored byMs Vaishali Sahu. The project focuses on utilization of waste material namely water treatment plant sludge and domestic tea waste in brick manufacturing. The optimum content of these waste materials after all the experimental results were found as 40% WTP sludge+5% tea waste+55% clay and named as Green bricks. The student developers explained, “These bricks have more strength as compared to conventional bricks and are thermally insulated because of the inclusion of tea waste. They are eco-friendly, can be manufactured in the existing plant with no additional investment and are economical. Usage of these bricks is a step forward in the sustainable development of the environment.”
- Urban planning and management projections of Gurgaon, for 2031, 2041 and 2051 designed by Misbah Masoodi guided by Dr AK Misra. Major land use changes have been projected and based on that estimation a plan of smart transport network design, management, and operation of future requirements owing to urban expansion have been prepared. Misbah clarifies, “Major thrust has been given on water sensitive planning, design, development of green infrastructure and adaptation of demand management techniques owing to excessive urban growth.
- Ground water and air quality monitoring near four landfill sites in Delhi - NCR region prepared by Bharat Gaur, Deepanshu Yadav and Himanshu Bhardwaj, mentored by Dr Amit Shrivastava. Groundwater samples were collected from Gazipur landfill-site to study the possible impact of leachate percolation on groundwater quality. Students working on the project say, “Concentration of various physico-chemical parameters including microbiological parameters have been determined and results compared with WHO standards. From the study, it is noted that the groundwater quality is being significantly affected due to leachate percolation.”
- Utilization of Waste Plastic in Asphalt Roads developed by Himanshu Mittal, Lalit Kumar Singh and Mohit
Daga mentored by Mr Ankit Pachouri. The project investigates the potential
use of waste plastic as a modifier for asphalt concrete and cement concrete
pavement. The developers say, “Plastic waste, consisting of plastic markers,
carry bags, cups etc are used as a coating over aggregate and this coated stone
can be used for road construction.” Different ratios of plastic were blended
with 80/100 paving grade asphalt. Unmodified and modified asphalt binders were
subjected to rheological test. The performance tests including, Marshall
Stability, loss of stability tests were conducted using plastic coated
aggregates and polymer modified bitumen on HMA mixtures. Work was done using
plastic coated aggregates in bituminous pavements. “The results showed better
values for asphalt concrete. By increasing the percentage of plastic, the
stability values are increased and required quantities of binder contents are
decreased. This is an eco-friendly process as re-use of otherwise difficult to
dispose, plastics have been used”, the students observed.
- Development of mix design and Study the strength and durability of Self Compacting Concrete prepared by Shwetang Kundu, Sumit Ahlawat and Utsav Jain guided by Ms. Prachi Sohoni. Work was carried out on effective replacement of cement with waste materials like rise husk, fly ash and micro silica that increase the structural quality and durability of concrete. The observation of the students were, “It has reduced the dumping of waste and has also reduced the amount of water required to prepare concrete. It has also reduced the total cost of construction by 18% per m3. Hence it is cost effective compared to conventional concrete, gives higher compressive strength and reduces dependency on machinery”.