Hydraulic Jack

The SAE club presented an outlook into the EIAS (East India Automotive Symposium) with its Hydraulic Jack event on this Tech Day. The event was organized by Vikash Singh. Prior to the main event, a workshop was conducted by the organizers, teaching the students about the construction and working of the jack.

The Hydraulic Jack works on the principle of Pascal’s Law stating a change in pressure in a confined compressible fluid is transmitted equally to every point within the fluid container. This principle is applied in lifting objects and aircrafts use it for braking systems and landing gears.

In the event, teams had to design a hydraulic jack in the pre-announced time, in suitable and modified fashion. This event would help the future engineers to realize the practical applications of Pascal’s law and Hydrodynamics. 

Rules and Regulations: 1. Hydraulic jack must be made from the material provided by the event coordinators, no other material should be used otherwise team would disqualify. 2. Whole Hydraulic jack will be prepared on spot by the teams in the time announced by the event coordinators, bringing any prepared part from rooms will lead to disqualification. 3. In any case, decision of judges will be final and acceptable to all. 

Judging Criteria: 1. There will be 2 rounds. In the strength test, Jack prepared by teams will be judged on the basis of load it can wear without failure. 2. In the efficiency test, jack will be judged on the basis of the maximum height it can raise up to. 3. Extra points will be given for innovation and Design aesthetics. 

Team Specification: There can be maximum 2 peoples in a team. A total of 27 teams had participated in the main event, and in the end the jack prepared by Bibhudatta Sahoo and Prajna Prakash Giri endured the maximum strength and they bagged the first position.