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DICE Automotive 2014

POST EVENT REPORT
DICE AUTMOTOVE
Dec 16, 2014
SMME, NUST H-12

Introduction
DICE Foundation is a non-profit organization, registered in Michigan, USA. The term DICE stands for Distinguished Innovations, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship. The main objective of DICE Foundation is to foster innovation culture in the Society. NUST School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME) and DICE Foundation jointly launched DICE Automotive event which was held on Dec 16, 2014 in SMME at NUST main campus, H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.
DICE Automotive is an Exhibition, Symposium and Competition that aimed to bring together the academia and Industry. Its primary objective was to act as a pragmatic and focused platform for automotive related innovations and for collaboration among academia, industry, government, entrepreneurs and expatriate community on all matters pertaining to the growth of automotive sector in Pakistan. The event also focused on mobilizing expatriate community to take advantage of their expertise and experiences for the benefit of auto industry in Pakistan; and also to act as a Think Tank to recommend automotive related strategies.
Participation in the event was open to all industry and research organization with their products / projects and innovations. Student teams working on any automotive related research/Innovations, from any HEC recognized degree awarding university/institute were also encouraged to participate by showcasing their projects from the following topics:
1. Automotive Design & Manufacturing techniques
2. Fuels, Fuel Cells for Electric / Hybrid Vehicles
3. Systems and Methods for Economy improvement
4. Emissions
5. Advanced Materials for Vehicles
6. Automotive Electronics, Controls and Instrumentation
7. Ergonomic design of Automotive
8. Vehicle Dynamics
9. Active & Passive Safety
10. Human- Machine Interfacing
11. Automotive CFD Design / Analysis
12. Performance Enhancement
13. Motor Sports Engineering
14. Others (Thermal Design, Structural Design etc.)
To encourage participation the following prizes were offered to competitors.
 First Prize: Cash Prize of Rs 100, 000 along with DICE-Automotive 2014 shields to the winning team.
 Second Prize: Cash Prize of Rs 60, 000 along with DICE-Automotive 2014 shields to the first runner-up team.
 Third Prize: Cash Prize of Rs 40, 000 along with DICE-Automotive 2014 shields to the second runner-up team.
In addition to the prizes given to the winners teams, Rs 15000/- amount was given as an appreciation prize to the each of the University who took part/participated in DICE Automotive 2014.

Introduction
DICE Foundation is a non-profit organization, registered in Michigan, USA. The term DICE stands for Distinguished Innovations, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship. The main objective of DICE Foundation is to foster innovation culture in the Society. NUST School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME) and DICE Foundation jointly launched DICE Automotive event which was held on Dec 16, 2014 in SMME at NUST main campus, H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.
DICE Automotive is an Exhibition, Symposium and Competition that aimed to bring together the academia and Industry. Its primary objective was to act as a pragmatic and focused platform for automotive related innovations and for collaboration among academia, industry, government, entrepreneurs and expatriate community on all matters pertaining to the growth of automotive sector in Pakistan. The event also focused on mobilizing expatriate community to take advantage of their expertise and experiences for the benefit of auto industry in Pakistan; and also to act as a Think Tank to recommend automotive related strategies.
Participation in the event was open to all industry and research organization with their products / projects and innovations. Student teams working on any automotive related research/Innovations, from any HEC recognized degree awarding university/institute were also encouraged to participate by showcasing their projects from the following topics:
1. Automotive Design & Manufacturing techniques
2. Fuels, Fuel Cells for Electric / Hybrid Vehicles
3. Systems and Methods for Economy improvement
4. Emissions
5. Advanced Materials for Vehicles
6. Automotive Electronics, Controls and Instrumentation
7. Ergonomic design of Automotive
8. Vehicle Dynamics
9. Active & Passive Safety
10. Human- Machine Interfacing
11. Automotive CFD Design / Analysis
12. Performance Enhancement
13. Motor Sports Engineering
14. Others (Thermal Design, Structural Design etc.)
To encourage participation the following prizes were offered to competitors.
 First Prize: Cash Prize of Rs 100, 000 along with DICE-Automotive 2014 shields to the winning team.
 Second Prize: Cash Prize of Rs 60, 000 along with DICE-Automotive 2014 shields to the first runner-up team.
 Third Prize: Cash Prize of Rs 40, 000 along with DICE-Automotive 2014 shields to the second runner-up team.

Event activities/ Schedule
Timing Inaugural Session 0830 : 1300 Registration 1000 : 1015
Guests To be Seated 1015 : 1020 Tilawat 1020 : 1030
Welcome Address by Dr. Abdul Ghafoor, Principal SMME 1030 : 1040 Keynote Speech by Dr. Khurshid – Introduction to DICE 2014 1040 : 1050
Address by Chief Guest 1055 : 1105 Presentation of Souvenir to Chief Guest 1105 : 1200
Visit of the Venue by the Guests 1200 : 1230 Refreshments 1230 : 1315
Evaluation of Students Projects 1315 : 1430 Lunch/Prayer break 1430 : 1545
Presentations by Guest Speaker / Projects Evaluation 1545 : 1600 Prayer Break 1600 : 1700
Panel Discussion: How Universities can contribute in the Development of our Auto Industry / Project Evaluation 1700 : 1730 Prayer Break
Timing Closing Ceremony 1730 : 1745
Guests To be Seated 1745 : 1750 Tilawat 1750 : 1800
Address by Dr. Abdul Ghafoor, Principal SMME – Summary of DICE 2014 1800 : 1810 Remarks on Competition by Chief Judge 1810 : 1830
Prize Distribution Ceremony 1830 : 1840 Address by Rector NUST 1840 : 1850
Address by The Chief Guest 1850 : 1855 Presentation of Souvenir to Chief Guest and Organizing Team 1855 : 1900
Note of Thanks by MOC 1905 : 1910 Group Photo with Chief Guest 1910 : 2000
Dinner

Names & details of Guest Speakers
1. Mr Imtiaz Rastgar
Chief Executive Rastgar Indutries
Title of Talk: Local Automotive Industry of Pakistan
2. Mr Iftikhar Ahmad
Vice Chairman PAAPAM
Title of Talk: Role of PAAPAM in support of indigenous Automotive Part Development
3. Dr Riaz Ahmad Mufti
Director Research SMME-NUST
Title of Talk: Role of The Academia in supporting Local Automotive Industry
Details of Panel Discussion
The convener of the Panel Discussion Dr. Sami ur Rehman Shah raised the following questions and asked the panelist Mr. Imtiaz Rastgar, Dr. Riaz Ahmad Mufti, Dr. Khurshid Qureshi, Dr. Abdul Waheed, Iftikhar Ahmad to give their opinion on the said topics. The topics were:
How are Universities helping the industry in Pakistan?
Has publication in research journals helped the industry in Pakistan?
What are the incentives offered to the faculty members to do projects for the industry?
This panel discussion remained continued for one hour and each panelist was given appropriate time to come conclude. At the end, there was a brief question answer session with the audience.
Judges

On the 16th December 2014, the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in collaboration with the DICE foundation held its first ever DICE Automotive 2014 event.
DICE Automotive 2014 formally started with the recitation from the Holy Quran and was followed by a welcome address by the principal SMME, Dr. Abdul Ghafoor who highlighted the importance of technological advancement and industrial growth in today’s day and age.
The event continued its course with interesting talks by the Chairman of DICE Foundation Dr. Khurshid and the Chief Guest Mr Zibber Moinuddin. The inauguration was followed by the evaluation of all 34 projects that were all innovative and ground-breaking. The event had a vast turn out with students from all over NUST attending in large numbers and taking an enthusiastic interest in the various projects being presented. Said students then actively participated in the panel discussion that focused on universities involvement in the development of our auto Industry.
After a short break, the results were announced and the prizes were distributed to the most deserving projects, though the judges disclosed that the decision was indeed a tough one. The chief guest for the closing ceremony Mr Imtiaz Rastgar expressed his views in the expansion of the automotive industry in Pakistan which was followed by a closing address by rector NUST, Engr. Mohammad Asghar, bringing the event to its end.
DICE Automotive 2014 was an endeavor that truly explored how devastating a progressive stock-still can be for Pakistan and will act as a pioneering step for similar events in the future. The SMME faculty will keep working with the DICE foundation to initiate further projects over the course of the coming years.”
Project consists of a 1.3L Spark Ignited (Manufactured by Honda with i-DSi). Hardware consists of Freescale’s Qorivva Microcontroller (dedicated for automotive power-train applications). Project involves interfacing all the standard actuators and sensors, except crank and cam shaft position sensors. For the sake of idle speed control, crankshaft position sensor and idle air control valve are the sensor and actuator, respectively, are of the main interest.
2. Background
Rigorous work on automotive engine has been carried out at Control and Signal Processing Research Group (CASPR). Areas of the research work includes modeling (mean value, discrete event and hybrid), observer design and fault diagnosis. Scope of the work could have not been extended to the control because of the deficiency of proper reconfigurable engine control unit. Since engine was running on OEM ECU, and all of the experiments were conducted using OBD – II interface. “Idle Speed Control” loop is one of the milestones in developing the whole setup. Completion has enabled the CASPR to carry out experiment on the said topic.
3. Project
Whole of the setup is being developed at Freescale’s PowerPC based MPC5634M microcontroller. Selection of this microcontroller was done on the following basis I. eTPU make it possible to interface the sensors and actuators (operating on 0/1 signals) without loading the main microprocessor II. Dedicated architecture for power-train applications III. Presence of CAN interface, which will be useful in final product After identification of all the sensors, calibration of each sensor was done keeping the OBD – II as reference. However, when idle speed is only the concern in our case following are the inputs and outputs of the system I. Engine crankshaft speed: measured from sensor having the following arrangement a. Tooth wheel of 36-2 configuration b. Hall effect sensor II. Air flow regulating valve (operating at 250Hz, taking PW as controlling variable) Qorivva microcontroller is interfaced to a standard PC for data indication and storage. PC application is a Java SE based application. Communication part of the application is a state machine which receives the data from hardware in a cyclic manner. Data could either be viewed in gauges or in graph mode as shown in Figure 3-2 and
4. Summary
Idle speed control is one of the milestones of full project. Completion of this control loop has enabled the CASPR to conduct experiments on idle speed control. Currently air-to-fuel ratio is being controller in open loop mode.

COMPRESSED AIR ENGINE
In Pakistan bikes and cars are becoming very popular means of independent transportation for short distances however; petrol and diesel that have been the main sources of fuel in the history of transportation are becoming very expensive for lower, middle and even upper middle class and determinant to environment.
It is not possible to completely eliminate the use of fuel but engineers are always striving to develop and make environmental friendly vehicles. Air – Powered Vehicle is one such attempt in this direction. Engineers are directing their efforts and ideas to make use of air as an energy source to run the low utility Vehicle which will make future bikes and light/small cars running with air power for daily commuting.
Gasoline is already being considered a fuel of the past. To most of us it might not seem that way as we fill up the gasoline on our way to work, but it is gradually depleting. Gasoline’s drawbacks are: its tendency to pollute air and its rapidly increasing prices. Automobile manufacturers are well aware of the problem and have started spending lot of time and money to find and develop alternative fuel for the future which would be environmental friendly. As good as that idea might seem, some manufacturers think compressed air could become an even better energy source.
At first glance, the idea of running a car on compressed air seems almost too good to be true. Air is all around us, it never runs out, it is nonpolluting and best of all, air is free. But the question is how to use it as a fuel substitute.
So a test bed was designed which can calculate all the required outputs of the engine which are then be analyzed and further improvements can be made in the engines.
Design and Manufacturing of Electromagnetic Clutch and Automatic Transmission.
The project selected for the final year, focuses on many different aspects of the technology and the real need of mechanism in today’s life. The electromagnetic clutch and automatic transmission of bike is actually the mounting of electromagnetic clutch on the 72 cc engine of motor bike in order to make it fully automatic. But the main thing is that the automation is made possible without any change of already existing system of the engine, the gear train is the same as was once in the conventional or manual system. The automation is made possible by the usage of electromagnetic clutch and stepper motor and the micro controller.

Participating Industries
1. HYBRID ENGINEERING PVT LTC
2. PAAPAM
3. TROSOL (TOJANS PAKISTAN)
4. ZIC OIL
5. INTERNATIONAL POLYMER INDUSTRY (IPI)
6. RENEWABLE STAR
7. SPEL
8. INFINITY ENGINEERING
9. SUBWAY
10. IT & Software (iFahja)

DICE Automotive Post Event Write-Up
On the 16th December 2014, the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in collaboration with the DICE foundation held its first ever DICE Automotive 2014 event.
DICE Automotive 2014 formally started with the recitation from the Holy Quran and was followed by a welcome address by the principal SMME, Dr. Abdul Ghafoor who highlighted the importance of technological advancement and industrial growth in today’s day and age.
The event continued its course with interesting talks by the Chairman of DICE Foundation Dr. Khurshid and the Chief Guest Mr Zibber Moinuddin. The inauguration was followed by the evaluation of all 34 projects that were all innovative and ground-breaking. The event had a vast turn out with students from all over NUST attending in large numbers and taking an enthusiastic interest in the various projects being presented. Said students then actively participated in the panel discussion that focused on universities involvement in the development of our auto Industry.
After a short break, the results were announced and the prizes were distributed to the most deserving projects, though the judges disclosed that the decision was indeed a tough one. The chief guest for the closing ceremony Mr Imtiaz Rastgar expressed his views in the expansion of the automotive industry in Pakistan which was followed by a closing address by rector NUST, Engr. Mohammad Asghar, bringing the event to its end.
DICE Automotive 2014 was an endeavor that truly explored how devastating a progressive stock-still can be for Pakistan and will act as a pioneering step for similar events in the future. The SMME faculty will keep working with the DICE foundation to initiate further projects over the course of the coming years.”