Updated: Oct 30, 2019
1. About Virtual BAJA
The Virtual BAJA SAEINDIA is a filtration criterion, through which all the registered teams are scrutinized for their knowledge and capability to participate successfully in the main event. Virtual BAJA started in the year 2009 and is supported by working professionals as judges and volunteers across the country.
The Virtual BAJA SAEINDIA acts as a pre‐qualifier to participation in the BAJA SAEINDIA event.
The objectives of the Virtual BAJA event are as follows:
1. To acquaint the teams completely with the objectives of the BAJA SAEINDIA event.
2. The teams are required to familiarize themselves with the technical guidelines and limits for the design of the BAJA vehicle.
3. To design the complete CAD Model of the BAJA Vehicle. The design should be complete in all respects to the extent of being considered ready‐to‐manufacturing.
Based on the performance in the Virtual BAJA, the teams would be selected for participation in the main event.
2. Virtual BAJA Guidelines
Two type of teams participate in virtual round of sae baja , old teams and new teams.
Who are the old teams ?
The teams / colleges / institutions which participated in the Main Event of BAJA SAEINDIA 2018 and/or 2019 will be called as ‘OLD TEAMS’.
Main Event means the team must have built the Baja vehicle, brought it to the main event and has got their team registered .
Who are the new teams ?
The teams / colleges / institutions which could not participate in the Main Event of Baja SAEINDIA 2018 and/or 2019 will be called as ‘New Teams’.
3. What are the Presentation Details ?
PRESENTATION LAYOUT DETAILS
FONT STYLE & SIZE: Students to use Font Style ‘’Calibri’’ and, Font Size to be “14 or above“. Do not scale page to Fit, as this would reduce effective Font size below 14.
Presentations to be made in MS PowerPoint, and should be compatible to run in MS PowerPoint 2007. File type should be [.pptx] only.
Number of slides: New teams :- 13 slides , Old teams :- 14 slides
NO TRANSITIONS OR ANIMATIONS ARE ALLOWED. All the slides to contain static data only.
DURATION AND MARKING
- Maximum of 20 mins will be allotted per team to present their vehicle design.
This includes : -
Showcasing Presentation :- 15 mins
Questionnaire put up by judges to be answered by the Team :- 05 mins
- Total marks for Presentation
For NEW TEAMS :- 110 POINTS
For OLD TEAMS :- 150 POINTS
- According to baja guide lines new teams are 40 points behind the old teams already , but the new teams can perform well and bring up their presentation with innovations , GO GREEN AWARD & Making their own manufactured parts ,these will help them to get more points and can gain attraction of the panel.
Presentations: Slide Sequence & Marking System
- Presentation by NEW TEAMS
1. New Teams need to explain Design Consideration / Design process / Layout of systems for Slides 3 to 8.
2. Kindly mention Slides No's as per the order shown in the tabulation above. Total No. of slides for New Teams is 13.
- Presentation by OLD TEAMS
1. Old Teams need to explain Design Consideration / Design process / Layout of systems for Slides 3 to 8.
2. Slides 2-A and 2-B are two separate slides. Kindly mention the Slides No's in the presentation as per the order
shown in the tabulation above. Total No. of Slides for Old Teams is 14.
4. About the VIVA ?
Maximum of 15 minutes will be allotted per team for the Viva
• Team members will be same for Presentation & Viva.
• Total Marks for Viva: 50, which includes,
15 Marks‐General Engineering Understanding (Part I) ‐ 05 mins
15 Marks‐ General Automotive Understanding (Part‐II) ‐ 05 mins
20 Marks‐ Rule book Understanding ‐ 05 mins
Total ‐ 15 mins
• The Viva will be conducted along with your presentation.
• Viva will include questions on Function/Failure Modes /Construction/Working/Concepts/Design/Materials /Manufacturing/Validation of a component or system or can be based on basic engineering subject knowledge.
• Feedback, Scoring & Team Change
Feedback by Judges ‐ 05 mins
Scoring & Team Change ‐ 05 mins
Total: - 10 mins
5. IMPORTANT TIPS FOR VIRTUAL BAJA !
• Discipline and ethical conduct are of utmost importance. Please exhibit the same during the event.
• Max. 5 members per team are allowed, including Captain / Vice‐Captain. One faculty member is allowed only as a silent observer during presentation/viva.
• Presence of Team Captain OR Vice‐Captain is mandatory.
• Teams would have to strictly adhere to a timeline for presentation followed by Q&A Session & Viva.
The total time allotted = 20+ 15 + 10 = 45 mins
• Teams have to prepare the presentation in strict adherence with the guidelines. Any deviation from the same may lead to reduction of marks.
• mBAJA teams must assume that they would use a common Briggs & Stratton Engine of 10 HP/305 cc.
• Following content is NOT allowed in student presentations:
- Any content about institute except for team, institute name& workshop facilities
- Any content about SAE Collegiate Club or past activities
- Any CAD / CAE videos are not allowed. Instead, teams should present the data in the form of mathematical or meaningful data. For E.g.: boundary conditions Crash test analysis values, present deformation value, g‐ values, FOS, etc.
- Any content that tries to influence the judging panel for favourable consideration of team in the selection process
- No report or other documents are to be submitted before or during Virtual BAJA SAEINDIA 2019.
SLIDES SHOULD EXPLAIN THE FOLLOWING POINTS :-
Within: Understanding requirements and limitations of vehicle for the aggregate
What: Overall vehicle performance expected from the aggregate – relevance of aggregate parameters
How: Design approach and methodology for the aggregate, based on Automobile Engineering basics.
Why & why not: Justifications for selecting a particular design & why not selecting alternate designs.
Decision & List: Final specifications for the aggregate.
IMPORTANT DETAILS DEPARTMENTS SLIDES HAVE TO MENTION !
1. DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
IMPORTANT ANALYSIS TO BE PERFORMED
5. POWER TRANSMISSION
6. Weights and BOM / Costing
• BOM – aggregates & their weights & Kerb weight
7. Project plan (MS Project plan)
8. Testing and validation/ Workshop facilities
List of Recommended book
• Gillespie, Thomas; 'Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics'.
• Jazar, Reza; ‘Vehicle Dynamics ‐ theory & Application’.
• Smith, Carroll; ‘Tune to win’.
• Limpert, Rudolf; ‘Brake Design and Safety’.
• B. Heissing, M. Ersoy; ‘Chassis Handbook’.
• Reimpell, Stoll & Betzler; ‘The Automotive Chassis Engineering Principles’.
• Richard Stone and Jeffrey K. Ball; ‘Automotive Engineering Fundamentals’.
• Milliken & Milliken; ‘Race Car Vehicle Dynamics’.
• Lechner Gisbert, Naunheimer Harald; ‘Automotive Transmissions’.
• Nitin Ghokhale ; 'Practical Finite Element Analysis'.