Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Therefore, for any contribution in this project should be given following benefits which include
1) For any sponsorship that exceeding total amount of RM 1500 will be given an invitation to join grand dinner organized by our club, Mechapro.
2) Income tax relief for donations ( di bawah akta 44 Akta Cukai Pendapatan )
3) Company`s logo will be sticked onto the body of car, streamer, flyers,poster,backdrop, banner,bunting and any that related to promoting purpose.
4) Any sponsor will be invited to give a talk/speech under Mechapro Club program
5) Company also will be given recognition by organizer.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Shell eco Marathon is a program that challenge student around the world to build a car that run on minimum fuel consumption while manage to complete the longest distance. There will be 2 categories which is urban and prototype.
Mechapro Team is a team representing Universiti Malaysia Pahang to take the challenge in prototype category. The given name to that prototype is
"Zhenoxs 01". Zhenoxs does not represent any means because it is a solid word that describe our prototype.Insya`Allah, in Allah `s will, there will be another Zhenoxs for upcoming competition.
However, Zhenoxs 01 our first prototype will run on petrol fuels. We welcome you to see the car in our campus. Along with construction of Zhenoxs 01, we did a book entitled "Zhenoxs The NEWBORN" to describe all the process taken throughout the year in completing the car.
This posted article is the selected chapter written in that book. For any questions, you can drop your comment in these series article.Please feel free to connect with us in our Facebook.
feel the passion
Congratulation team mates for the successful launch event on 22 June,yesterday with NC.
However, for those who did not attended the meeting last night please take note that Zaki has divided all team members into particular task. We only have two week approximately before competition.Please ask any of those who came last night for meeting agenda.
There will be 3 main task,and following is members who responsible for each department.
Chassis < 23 - 26 June >
-Takki ( if avaiable)
(task included: modification for weight reduction,trimming for safety purpose,engine position etc.)
Body < 23 - 26 June >
(task included : fix in acryllic sheet and rigid sheet onto top cover,trimming,sanding,bracketing body edges,evo grill( engine cover),ventilation etc.)
Admin < 23-26 June >
task included :survey for sponsor,application for accomodation collaboration,banner (hang around Gambang campus>publisiti),transportation etc.
however, those who still did not arrive around campus,inform your status immediately at facebook`s wall.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
21 of June = Meeting with Prof Dr Rosli
22 of June = Launch car with NC
23 of June = Meeting with Datin
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
- can exchange any ideas about how to improve our vehicle
- enlarge our knowledge among others university
- can ask any question directly to Mr Colin Chin (technical support)
Friday, June 11, 2010
Our team have made the most extensive effort to comply with the safety rule set forth in the SEM Asia Rules Chapter 1 and 2 as well as integrated the safety consideration into our vehicle design and construction. Below is our information that we put in our vehicle
According to Article 25
· Vehicle must have three or four running wheels, which under normal condition must be all in continuous contact with the road
· Aerodynamic appendages, which adjust or prone to changing shape due to wind whilst the vehicle is in motion, are forbidden
· Vehicle bodies must not include any external appendages that might be dangerous to other
· The vehicle interior must not contain any object that might injure the driver during collision
According to this article our vehicle successfully obey that rule and ensured that there is no shape edge in the interior vehicle.
Article 27: Chassis
Our vehicle chassis is made from stainless steel and equipped with effective roll bar that extends 5cm around driver helmet when seated in normal driving position with the safety belt is fastened. We used tubular roll bar for around driver helmet and planar roll bar for separate between engine compartment and driver compartment and we ensure that roll can withstand with a static vertical and horizontal load without deforming. Additionally, our vehicle chassis is long enough and wide to protect our driver in case of frontal or lateral collision.
Article 28: Visibility
In SEM rule, the driver must access directly arc of visibility 90 degree on each side of the longitudinal axis of vehicle. That means, we have designated a way for a driver to access according to SEM rule by sliding the body to the front and easier to driver to access. Our vehicle vision is wide enough without aid any optical devices such as mirror, prisms, periscope. Our vehicle also equipped with rear-view mirror on each side of vehicle, we proposed that to use the surface area that organizer need which at least 25cm2. We also do some test experiment to ensure that our vehicle had enough visibility by with seven 60 cm high blocks spreads out every 30 degree in a half circle, with a 6m radius in front the vehicle.
Article 29: Safety belt
The safety manager must ensure that the driver must be fitted with an effective safety harness having five mounted point to maintain driver in his seat. The reason that, why we used five mounted point is to prevent any frontal collision that will slide the driver to the front spontaneously can cause injury to our driver. Additionally, there is many advantages that we could gain by using this type of safety belt such as in case of lateral collision and any other type of collision. To ensure that our safety belt is reliable we do some test to determine whether the safety belt can withstand a force at least 1.5 times or more of driver weight.
Article 30: Vehicle access
For our vehicle access, it is imperative for driver, fully harnessed, to be able to vacate vehicle at any time without assistance in less than 10 seconds. So to full fill this requirement, we have designated a detachable door, provided that a release mechanism is easily operable from inside and we clear marked by a red arrow for method of opening from outside. We also already designed the driving position and short handling so that easily to extracted the driver if necessary
Article 33: Engine and fuel system isolation from the driver
We ensure that the driver compartment is fully isolated from engine compartment with fire retardant materials and construction in order to prevent any liquid or flame reaching cockpit that can cause dangerous to driver. Our vehicle is closed top vehicle must effectively seal driver compartment from propulsion and fuel system and the bulkhead must prevent manual access to engine compartment by driver
Article 34: Horn
Our vehicle is equipped with horn that we purchased from organizer
Article 35: Fire Extinguisher
Our vehicle is equipped with fire extinguisher which is ABC type. Actually, all of our team had trained to use fire extinguisher especially our driver. We have trained by fire brigade officer to ensure that all team members are capable to extinguish any flame. We also ensure that our fire extinguisher is full and have a certificate of validity bearing the manufacturer ‘s number, the date of manufacture and expired date. The triggering system is in driver compartment so that easier to driver trigger in case of any burning occur. Before the race event, safety manager will give a situation to our driver in the event of fire, driver should first exit the vehicle and then if possible, remove fire extinguisher and attempt to extinguish the fire if safe to do so.
Article 36: Clutch and transmission
Our vehicle use internal combustion so that it must equipped with a clutch system, so that it can immobilized without any outside assistance and ensure that we installed a chain guard in order to protect driver and technician when working on the car in case chain breaking
Article 40: Braking
Our vehicle is equipped with mountain disc brake at the front rear wheel and back rear wheel, each braking system comprising of a single command control, command transmission and activators. We designed that one system is act at the front wheel and the other on rear wheel. When braking at the front wheel two shoes have to be used by only one command and must be simultaneously act at the right and left shoes. For more effectiveness braking system the vehicle will be placed on an incline with a 25 percent slope
Article 42: Shutdown mechanismWe have installed a shutdown mechanism which is can be accessible from the exterior, this system will stop the engine and isolated the battery. We will mark as red arrow at the widest point positioned on the vehicle body to indicate clearly the position of this emergency shutdown mechanism from exterior