Two teams of RCOEM Nagpur amongst Top 26 finalists of KPIT SPARKLE 2022

Two teams BTMS and BatteryTechion from Department of Mechanical Engineering of Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering, Nagpur have qualified for the grand finale of KPIT SPARKLE 2022 #KPITSparkle2022 #MakeASwitch by marking their presence in the Top 26 teams across India.  The theme of the event is Mobility and Energy for the Future and is organized by KPIT Technologies Ltd. Pune. KPIT Sparkle is a platform that connects budding technology entrepreneurs with the incubation ecosystem. All over India, total 1320 teams (about 30000 participants) had registered for the challenge, 445 have qualified for the quarter-final, 100 teams were selected for the pre-finale and now 26 have reached the grand finale.

The teams are lead by Ms. Pranjali Tete, Ph.D. Research Scholar, and Mr. Puneet Kedar ( PG research scholar) of Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. The other team mebers are Mr. Utkarsh Singh (Computer Science and Engg.) , Mr. Gajanan Raut and Mr. Shubham Dudhbhade of Mechanical Engineering.  The projects are mentored by Dr. M. M. Gupta ( HoD, Industrial Engg.) & Dr. Sandeep Joshi ( Asst. Professor, Mechanical Engg.) RCOEM Nagpur.

The first team is working on the “Cooling arrangement for cylindrical cells of battery pack

This project focuses on the development of efficient battery thermal management systems for lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles. The idea of this innovative project has been published in Indian Patent Journal in september 2021.  This project idea has also been selected for the incubation ready category for which the funding can be received under the incubation schemes of KPIT.

The second team is working on “Numerical Analysis of Battery Thermal Management System using PCM and Hybrid cooling”. This project focuses on the development of a software-based application that will help the manufacturer to predict the type and size of the cooling system required for the thermal management of battery packs used in electric vehicles.

The teams are now preparing for the grand finale of KPIT Sparkle 2022. RCOEM congratulates the teams and wishes them a good luck for the same.