August 2013 — Present
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graduate student at Purdue University
core member of the contents team of the Society of Mechanical Engineers (SME) of the College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. Conducted several seminars and meets in ASCENSION '12 (intra college symposium of Mechanical Engineering Department) and PINNACLE '13 (inter college symposium of Mechanical Engineering Department).
collaborated with the company as an intern for the project namely "design and development of a portable hand-driven tricycle-cum-wheelchair for the physically challenged".This project was conducted under the guidance of Mr.Bhargav Sundaram and the project was performed using the facilities and equipments of the factory.
1. The hand driven tricycle is a vehicle that is generally associated with the physically challenged. It enables the physically challenged person to manually propel himself,over short distances, from one place to another. In the wheelchair mode, the vehicle runs on four wheels. This includes two rear
wheels and two castor wheels. In the tricycle mode, the vehicle runs on one front wheel and two rear wheels (same as that of wheelchair mode). In the tricycle mode, one of the wheels has to be a free wheel as a safety precaution(to prevent reverse motion), while in a wheelchair all wheels must be ordinary wheels.
2. The conversion from tricycle mode is brought by using a front wheel tucking
mechanism and a castor wheel elevation mechanism. The folding of the vehicle is brought about by using a new cradle based mechanism rather than the existing X-brace as the X-brace fouls with the front wheel tucking mechanism when the wheelchair is folded.
3. Our vehicle has reduced the occupied volume by 44% and the occupied floor area
by 64%. It can also be packed inside a VIP Elanza Msl suitcase 79. Thus, it
facilitates easy logistics. The user does not need any external assistance for
converting the tricycle to wheelchair and vice versa.
I completed a project which was offered to me by the tribology department. This project was carried out with the watchful guidance of Prof. M S Bobji. The project dealt with the fabrication of a force sensor and its design characteristics. I handled the design aspect of the project.
Editor of “Power stroke- a magazine by budding Mechanical Engineers for budding Mechanical Engineers” at College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai
the training involved several aspects of Manufacturing, Design softwares, Quality control and supply chain engineering.