2013 BAJA SAEINDIA

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Rule Book 2013 Revision 00, dated12thJune 2012.

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INDEX
Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 Section 5 General Information Vehicle Requirements and Restrictions Roll Cage, Systems and Driver’s Equipment Requirements Competition Procedures and Regulations Technical Inspection 3 4 11 32 35 38 39 41 42

APPENDIX : Roll Cage Specification Sheet ANNEXURE Local technical inspection rules / violation penalties for 2013 Recommended code of conduct Virtual BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 guidelines

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Section 1 – General Information
14. Eligibility – Vehicles
14.1 Student Created Engineering student in India can participate in SAE BAJA 2013 event. The College / Institute need to apply for SAE India Collegiate membership and apply for BAJA participation. The vehicle and associated documentation must be conceived, designed and fabricated by the team members without direct /indirect involvement from professional engineers, faculty or professionals in the off-road and racing . Proof of manufacturing location will be essentially required to be furnished by the teams on-site communities upon being so asked for by the officials. 14.2 Professional Fabrication Limits Only those teams whose management gives an undertaking to allow the teams to use the workshop facilities would be allowed to participate, without exception. Also teams need to submit list of facilities / equipments in operating condition with the collage facilities which will be used to fabricate & assemble the buck as per design presented in virtual BAJA event. Extensive use of readymade subassemblies may invoke penalties. Vehicles, which have been professionally fabricated, may be penalized or even disqualified from the competition. The decision of the organizers committee in this regard will be final. The registration fee would NOT be college returned in such case. Any team, if found to have fabricated their vehicle using professional assistance would be liable for a penalty of 400 points/disqualifications. 14.3 Prefabricated Subassemblies These rules do not exclude the use of prefabricated or modified sub-assemblies. Extensive use of readymade subassemblies may invoke penalties.
List of pre fabricated parts allowed are – Shock Absorber, Springs, Brake drum, disc, calliper and brake holding assembly, master cylinder, Steering gear box, Steering column, Steering wheel, Wheel rims & Tyres, Seat frame, tie rod ends. Engine, Fuel tank & exhaust system is complete assembly supplied from B&S to be used. All other parts need to be fabricated in house & not allowed to outsource from professional manufactures /designers.

14.4 Top 10 Teams – Design Comparison Requirement Teams with vehicles that finished in a top ten position in any of the previous year’s Baja SAE India competitions are classified as having created a “successful design” Teams that created such successful vehicles are required to provide a comparison of their current design with their previous year’s design even if the current design is entirely new. As part of the design event, the judges will evaluate the comparison documentation of the top ten teams. If the judges find that the design changes are (A) not significant, (B) not supported by a detailed analysis or (C) have not been sufficiently documented, then a penalty of up to one hundred (100) points may be assessed against the design score. Modifications are defined as, but not limited to: New frame and/or roll cage design, new drive train design or arrangement (gear ratio changes are NOT considered as drive train modifications), new suspension design, driver ergonomics and controls. The redesign/design document may be in the form of either, or both, (A) posters or (B) report.

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Section 2 - Vehicle Requirements and Restrictions
20.1 Vehicle Configuration The vehicle must have four (4) or more wheels not in a straight line. Three (3) wheeled vehicles are prohibited from the competition. The vehicle must be capable of carrying one (1) person 190.3 cm (6’3”) tall weighing 113.4 kg (250 lb). 20.2 Maximum Vehicle Dimensions Width: 162.56 cm (64 in) at its widest point Length: 108 inches end to end Vehicles exceeding this dimension will not be allowed to run in any event “Go – no Go” device to check this dimension will be made available by the organizers at the Technical Inspection area on site.

21. Required Engine
21.1 Briggs and Stratton Engine: 10 hp OHV Intake Since last year, the Briggs & Stratton Corporation UAS has generously provided engines to the Baja SAEINDIA teams with charges. Team pays for subsidised price and the shipping & handling charges of the required engines. The teams may be asked to collect their engines from specified locations. Also, the teams need to arrange all the transit requirements as required by the Transportation & Insurance Authorities, at their own. All such notifications would be made available on the BAJA website, www.bajasaeindia.org. 21.2 Engine Eligibility Teams will be eligible to receive a new Briggs & Stratton engine in every Third competition season in which they participate. Engines are allocated on the basis of one engine per vehicle per two seasons of participation . Example: Teams that received a new Briggs & Stratton engine in year 2011 for competition season of 2012. Those teams can participated in a Baja SAE competition in 2012 & 2013 event. They will be eligible to receive a new engine for the 2014 competition season if registered & qualify. Example: A team that received an engine in 2011, but did not compete in a Baja SAE event in 2012, does not become eligible to receive an engine in 2014. Means the same engine can be used for 2013 & 2014 provided team qualify the criteria of selection and registered. Similarly if the team has participated in 2012 event however not participated in 2013 event; then it can be used it for 2014 event provided team quality the criteria of selection and registered. 21.3 Eligible Teams - Receiving New Engines Teams that are eligible to receive a new engine must order online upon completion of registering the team for a competition. Please contact B&S & SAE India. If team has trouble placing the engine order. Eligible teams will have to pay the cost of engine & shipping as per SAE approved rate. 21.3.1 Neither Briggs & Stratton nor SAE assume any responsibility for the delivery of engines. Transit Insurance can be separately born by team. 21.4 Purchasing of Additional Briggs & Stratton Engines Teams may purchase additional Briggs & Stratton engines directly through their local Briggs & Stratton dealer. There is no special discount or purchase price for additional engines. 21.5 Engine Requirement and Restrictions To provide a uniform basis for the performance events, all vehicles must use the same engine: a stock of four cycle, air cooled, Briggs & Stratton OHV Intake Model. The following Briggs & Stratton engines are the only acceptable engines for the 2013 Baja SAE competitions: Baja Acceptable Engines 20S232 1164 Engine supplied in 2011. ( to be set to 3800 rpm) 20S332 0036 New engine with 3800rpm The required engine must remain completely stock in all ways. NOTE: Blueprinting (reworking an engine to a manufacturer’s exact specifications) is considered to be modification. 21.5.1 Replacement Parts Only Original Equipment Briggs & Stratton replacement parts may be used. 21.5.2 Piston Rings Only standard size original Briggs & Stratton piston rings may be used. 21.5.3 Intake Ports No cleaning or removing of aluminium flashing from intake or exhaust ports may be done 21.5.4 Valves A. Valve Clearance Any valve clearance setting between tappet and valve stem – intake and exhaust may be set. B. Valve Lapping Valves may be lapped to ensure proper sealing. Intake angle must remain at 45 degrees; exhaust angle must remain at 45 degrees. 21.5.5 Shafts and Rods Camshaft, crankshaft, connecting rod and flywheel must not be altered or modified.

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21. 21.8 Flywheel Rotation No flywheel rotation to advance or retard timing is permissible. D.25 in). A fresh air cleaner element & paper filter are required during Technical Inspection-Engine at BAJA2013 site. and shall be grounds for penalty or disqualification if not intact at the end of any event. . C. Any damage on account of failure to comply with the instructions would have to be borne by the team. Carburettor Re-jetting – Prohibited This is a fixed carburettor. The supplied air hose may be shortened to a minimum of 152 mm (6. ± 100 RPM. 21. This is in the interest of safety.5. D. The air intake may be relocated. including endurance event.7 Armature Any armature air gap setting is allowed. The decision of the representatives of the engine manufacturer and/or the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. 21. re-jetting of the carburettor is prohibited. B. F. This is in the interest of safety. Carburettor Venturi Modification of carburetor venture is prohibited. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA / Briggs and Stratton personnel in this regard will be final and binding to all. H. Exhaust Pipe – Length Any exhaust pipe length is allowed. Note: Relocation of the air cleaner may decrease engine performance. Exhaust system painting – This is recommended but not compulsory. this dimension shall be 150 mm. 21. E. No other type of hose will be allowed.5. however pipe length may not be adjustable. Before carrying any welding activity.12 Starter The Recoil starter rope may be extended to accommodate the driver starting the engine while seated Electric start is not acceptable in any case even if it from B&S standard parts. B.5. The complete air intake system shall be located so that its extremities lie at least 100 mm within the perimeter of the vehicle. it is recommended that the spark plug cable is removed and Battery terminal cables disconnected. 695329 – choke shaft and 699960 bases. Exhaust Pipe – Holes & Tubes No extra holes or tubes are allowed in the exhaust pipe. No slotting or elongating of armature mounting holes to increase or retard ignition timing. so as to alter port configuration. Muffler Support Support of the exhaust pipe and muffler are strongly recommended.0 in). Any remote mounted exhaust system must use the original muffler and must be securely mounted so that it does not vibrate loose during the competition.11 Exhaust System A. Exhaust pipe must provide a clearance dimensio n of at least 100 mm from the rear surface of the driver shield in case the engine is mounted behind the driver. Any changes made to the air filter will have to pass Briggs & Stratton inspection. Exhaust system complete – The complete exhaust system exhaust system shall be located so that its extremities lie at least 100 mm within the perimeter of the vehicle. 21. C. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. The filter should be located as close as possible to the engine. A team may also add additional pre-filters to the top of the air intake. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. Exhaust System – Durability Required The exhaust pipe and muffler must be completely intact and operational throughout the event.10 Air Cleaner The air intake system should use a Filter from Briggs and Stratton recommended source. Carburettor Float Carburetor float is non-adjustable and may not be re-adjusted. Muffler Relocation If the vehicle design requires an exhaust system reconfiguration to keep it from impinging on part of the vehicle. Briggs & Stratton recommends 1750. the re-routing must be done using tubing having an ID of 32mm (1. If the engine is mounted by the side of the driver.5. This is in the interest of safety.9 Carburettor A.5. These parts must be included on the cost report. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. 21.5.5. but Briggs & Stratton parts must be used to relocate the air filter: 792349 remote kits. The teams may be required to submit proof of purchase.5 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2013 Rule Book 21. This is in the interest of safety.6 Spark Plugs Must use RC12YC Only. The decision of the representatives of the engine manufacturer and/or the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all.13 Alternator The engine is not configured for fitment with an external alternator to generate electrical energy. Exhaust Pipe Exhaust pipe may not protrude inside of the exhaust port.5. This will prevent burning of wiring harness and HT Coil. Hence is not permitted. Idle Speed Any idle speed adjustment is allowed. G.

if it is observed that the damages to the engine are caused due to team’s negligence in handling/ installing/ running the engine as per the specified directions given by B&S. Continuously Variable speed drive (CVT) transmissions are also permitted to use. such that maximum speed of the vehicle on a plain terrain is recommended to be no more than 60 km/hr in top gear. The governor operation must remain free of obstructions at all times. Hydraulic power systems must be properly shielded and documentation of the shielding made available for review.7 Engine Use Restriction The B&S staff on site is empowered to make final decisions regarding the condition and set-up of all engines. safety items and other instrumentation). reverse light & beeper. No components/spares shall be installed without consulting B&S authorities or the organizer committee member.6 Engine Use Restriction Briggs & Stratton generously provides engines to the teams for the exclusive purpose of use on their Baja SAE vehicle. However.6 Component Failure In the event of a major component failure during the course of the event. All power must come from the engine itself. 21. the technical inspectors may debar the team from the dynamic events. a team receives an engine and at a later date decides not to participate. The power can come from an approved battery. lever and shifting mechanism are installed at such location which will not be hindrance for driver and his safety. or as specified in the manual supplied by B&S. for any reason. if the battery is being charged by the onboard alternator on the B&S engine. however. The adapter for Engine & Transmission is be designed and installed by students as per the type of transmission used. return the engine to SAE or Briggs & Stratton.bajasaeindia. The battery must be safely placed & concealed.5. The mounting of battery must prevent the battery from coming loose during a roll over & must be enclosed from the exhaust and the fuel system. 21. if the fuel tank is to be remote mounted. the teams may be charged for the repairs or for procuring a new engine in place of the damaged engine. The stock configuration of fuel tank mounted to the engine is acceptable for debris management. a debris shield covering the exposed governor area is required. There should not be any positive contact with the exhaust unit of the fuel system. data acquisitions. Team need to safely installed gear shifting cables. Queries regarding the engine and related peripherals may be addressed to engine. If employed.800 rpm or maximum speed.www. NOTE: The governor spring must be placed in hole #6.14 Engine Governor Each engine is equipped with a governor.5.org 5 | P a g e 6 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2013 Rule Book 21. 21. Random inspection of the governor may be conducted at any time. Transmission Teams are free to use any transmission. Governor area must be shielded from debris.baja@bajasaeindia.15 Hybrid Electric Power Systems Hybrid electric power systems are specifically prohibited. 21.5. Each governor will be set at competition to a 3. 44 Ah 21.org 22. .16 Energy Storage Devices Used for Propulsion Hydraulic accumulators are the only type of stored energy device that may be incorporated into the vehicle for propulsion purposes. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. brake light. hydraulic accumulators must be at zero energy at the start of each event. NOTE from B&S: B&S will Provide support. 21. it must. Engine drive / output shaft side details are available on SAE BAJA official website. It is expressly prohibited to operate the vehicle by using power from an on-board battery. Failing this.5 Electronic Controls Electronic control of suspension and transmission systems is allowed. Team can plan to install reverse gear for reverse drive of vehicle. any modifications must be approv ed by the Technical Inspectors prior to the vehicle returning to the competition. 21. at its own expense. Any attempt to defeat the engine governor so as to increase the engine speed is grounds for is grounds for immediate disqualification. Recommended Battery: 12 V. If. GOVERNOR SETTING NOT TO EXCEED 3800 RPM .7 Battery Requirements The battery/batteries can only provide power to accessories on the vehicle (starter motor. Briggs & Stratton part number 697326 Control Cover may be used or some other part with equivalent features. Random inspection of the governor may be conducted at any time.

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Reverse Light and Alarm It is mandatory that each vehicle should be equipped with a reverse light (Amber colour. Reverse alarm is not mandatory however it is recommended to installed for safety reason which shall operate when the reverse gear is engaged.1 Front Hitch Point The front hitch point may be either: (a) A tubular front bumper strong enough to lift the weight of the car with no permanent deformation and having a maximum outside diameter of 25. 24. visible at a minimum distance of 10 meters from vehicle).org 8 | P a g e .4 mm (1 in) to which a clevis can be centrally attached.3. into a position where it will not affect anything during a front-end collision. EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTABLE FRONT HITCH POINT EXAMPLES OF NOT ACCEPTABLE HITCH POINT Cut a ways are not allowed Do Not Pivot www. or (b) A hitch plate complying with the requirements of 24. TOWING HITCH POINT Each vehicle must have towing hitch points at the front and rear. along its longitudinal centerline. which is designed to fold or pivot.8 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 23. 24.bajasaeindia.

54 cm (1 inch) and must strongly contrast with the background vehicle color. have a minimum line width of 2.25.) Radial clearance Maximum from hole . Vehicle Number – Body All vehicles must display their assigned number in block numerals on the front and both sides. The numbers must be in the vertical plane of the side of the car. Assigned numbers may be found on the Baja S E India website in the “registered team list” after final registration.0 mm (. Also on the rear of the vehicle on the plane containing the upper F B’s (Fore/ ft bracing) NOTE Refer to diagram 25 for more clarity www. cars with numbers that are hard to read. damaged or obscured may not be scored and may be black flagged.25.9 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 24.bajasaeindia. (This must form a pyramid shaped plate situated at the top of the vehicle.75 in) in.3 cm (8 inches) high.375 Hole diameter Minimum . missing.4 mm (1. 25.0 in. both the front and rear of the vehicle.1 Number Location These numbers must be affixed to the upper sides of the frame between the rear support and the rear roll hoop.org 9 | P a g e .54cm(1inch).5 mm (0.4 mm (1.9.) 25. Vehicle Identification Each team is responsible to display its vehicle’s number as either a silhouette or stencil form cutout atleast 203mm(8in) high & have a minimum line width of 2. These numbers must be at least 20.0in) Hole to tube Minimum clearance – 19. The numbers must allow mud to shed during dynamic events. Painted-on numbers or stencils/decals mounted flush to a body panel shall not be allowed. If a vehicle’s numbers are illegible then it may not be scored.2 Rear Hitch Plate Requirements – Maximum and Minimum Towing plate Maximum thickness . The numbers must be clearly visible from sides.

It’s a team captions responsibility to design a secure and safe mounting for the transponder at given location and acceptable method. These will be distributed during registration at the event site. 26. Mounting bracket of sheet metal box of size 55x45x20mm to be attached/ weld from outside of SIM on Right side of vehicle. Attaching the bracket with M4/M6 Pan / Flat head bolts with lock nuts or fix by strong wire is suggested. SAE India logos would be provided to the teams at the event site only. This is essential to use for endurance event for counting the laps during endurance run. These are required to be pasted on both sides of the vehicle. The team caption is responsible for returning it.org 10 | P a g e . However Teams are advised to make a provision of box weld / attached of sheet metal /fiber /plastic of size 55x45x20mm on Side Impact Member of frame. The transponder mounting requirements are: The provision for tieup of transponder is essential to fixit in right position and do not come out in any bumps & shakes of vehicle. and above the head of the driver.bajasaeindia. at the centre of the side panels. Transponders 26. It’s essential to ensure the signal transmitted by transponder is read by timing system. on each side in characters at least 2. at the firewall (refer diagram 25).2 College Name All vehicles must display their college name or initials.1 One transponder will be provided to each team during the endurance event at no cost for the event purpose.10 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 25.2 Transponder Mounting Each transponder as shown (see photo) is supplied on the last day of endurance even. Teams may display advertising from their vehicle’s sponsors. www. so that the purpose of counting laps is not be defeated. provided it is i n good taste and does not conflict with the vehicle’s number.3 Event Sponsor Logos Sponsor’s logos must be displayed in a prominent space on each side of the vehicle (as per the diagram 25) . in roman characters. 25. NOTE: Please refer to the paint and logo placement guidelines as annexed. at the end of endurance run. 26.5 cm (1 inch) high.

2 lateral Space The minimum space is based on clearance between the driver and straight edge applied to any two points on the roll cage.2 Unstable Vehicle Any vehicle exhibiting handling or other vehicle dynamics that are deemed unstable by the technical inspectors will not be permitted to participate in the dynamic events. for any reason. This is in the interest of safety of all teams. ROLL CAGE 31. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. relocation or replacement. a car’s transponder signal is not being received by the timing system. thighs.11 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book (1) Orientation . However if sheet metal box is used it should have cut out 10.For the purposes of this section "driver" refers to the team's largest driver and the 95-percentile male properly suited and wearing a helmet. 31. www. No modifications in the design would be allowed after the conclusion of static events.3 Transponder Black Flag If. In case of any teams found doing changes /modification in system will be disqualified / penalized for such last minute changes in vehicle. hips. The driver’s shoulders. All installations and construction are required to be intact as in approved condition by technical inspecton. The driver’s helmet to be 152 mm (6 inches) clearance to the top of roll cage.The bracket must be mounted vertical to the frame.org 11 | P a g e .DRIVER . Teams may be penalized with a minimum deduction of 50 to 200 max points subject to the modifications done on vehicle. 26. The transponder must be mounted on the driver’s right side forward of the seat (no more (2) Location – than 61 cm (24 in) above the track).bajasaeindia. It should be large enough for accommodating hefty & tallest member participating in a team in driving position. and when a clearance for the driver is given. arms elbows.2 cm (0. Systems and Driver’s Equipment Requirements 30. (4) Protection – Mount the transponder where it will be protected from obstacles. Section 3 Roll Cage. Team & driver need to be carefully observing such flags & response. NOTE : When minimal dimensions are given that is to the centerline of the members. 1. (3) Unobstructed –No obstruction between the antenna on the bottom of the transponder and the ground. knees. then the car will be black flagged for transponder repair.1 Modifications at Last Minute Once the Technical Inspection check is approved and stickers are issued for the vehicle indicating cleared for Static & Dynamic event. The signal will normally transmit through fiberglass and plastic hence it is advice to use it.1 Objective The purpose of the roll cage is to provide a minimal space surrounding the driver. teams need to participate with the vehicle without any modifications /improvements. and hands. 2. The cage must be designed and fabricated to prevent any failure of the cages’s integrity. 30. 31. Metal and carbon fiber may interrupt the transponder signal. shall have a minimum of 76 mm (3 in) of clearance from the envelope created by the structure of the car. it is defined by the outside edges of the roll cage members less the padding installed.4 in) diameter opening from sensor side. DEFINITION . torso.

Small bend radii (<152 mm. 31. Roll cage members which are not straight must not extend longer than 711 mm (28 in. Secondary Member Lateral Diagnol Bracing (LBD) Lower Frame side (LFS) Side Impact Member (SIM) Fore / Aft Bracing (FAB) Under seat Member (USM) All other required cross members Tube to mount Safety Seat Belts.12 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 31.035 in) and min outside diameter 25.bajasaeindia. Primary members Rear Roll Hoop (RRH) Rear Hoop Overhead Members ( RHO) Front Bracing Member ( FBM) Lateral Cross Member (LC) Front Lateral Cross Member (FLC) B. The required members of roll cage are – A.2.1cm (28 inches) unsupported.1 Elements of Roll Cage Roll cage must be space frame of tubular steel.6 cm (29 in) wide at 68.4mm (1 in). All Roll cage members having a bend radius > 15. except where noted.6 cm (27 in) above the driver’s seat The RRH shall extend upward vertically 20 degrees from points A to points B towards rear side in parallel with seat backrest. (See RC2) The vertical angle between the RRH and LDB must be not be less than 20 degrees. Secondary members must be steel tube having min wall thickness of 0.org 12 | P a g e . and are not considered to make a member not-straight.2 Rear Roll Hoop (RRH) The RRH is made up of a maximum of four sections: two LC at highest and lowest points and two continuous.89mm (0.7 cm (5 in) above point A or A respectively.2 cm (6 inches) may NOT be longer than 71. Lateral bracing may consist of two or more members.7 cm (5 inches) vertically of point B or B and extend diagonally to a point no farther than 12. Note: Required dimensions between roll cage members are defined by measurements between member centerlines. no break vertical members This may be one continuous hoop/tube The driver’s seat may not intrude into the plane(s) of the RRH.2. The RRH must be a minimum of 73.) between supports. The minor angle between the two ends of a not-straight tube must not exceed 30°.2 Roll Cage Structure 31.3 Rear Roll Hoop Lateral Diagonal Bracing (LDB ) Lateral bracing for the Rear Roll Hoop shall begin at a point along the vertical portion of the RRH within 12.) at a supported end of a member are excepted. 6 in.2. LRR L 31. www.

Points C and C shall be joined by a lateral cross member (LC).3 (See RC3).1 cm (41 inches) above the driver’s seat) Points C should be located forward of the driver’s seat by a minimum of 30 5 cm (12 inches) asdefined in section 31.org 13 | P a g e . RC3 RC3 RC4 31. (FLC) (See RC4) www. shall join the RRH within 5.2.5 Lower Frame Side members (LFS) Lower frame side members defined the lower right & left edges of roll cage & shall join the RRH LC and externally forward to points forward of the driver’s heel to a front lateral cross member.4 Roll Hoop Overhead members (RHO) Roll Hoop Overhead members.1 cm (2 inches) vertically or laterally of points B and extend generally horizontal to point C (minimum 104. continuous tubes.13 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 31.2.bajasaeindia.

6 Side Impact members (SIM) Side impact members shall join the RRH at points S and extend horizontally to points SF forward of the driver’s toes (See RC4) The SIM shall be between 20. The upper front bracing members (FBM UP) should extend downward and forward and join point C on the RHO to the SIM at or behind points SF. NOTE :The driver’s feet must be behind the plane created by points AF RL and SF RL.8.org 14 | P a g e .2. The angle between the FBMUP and the vertical should be less than 45 degrees.14 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 31. Front bracing must be attached as close as possible to the top of the roll cage (point C).2.1 Front Bracing If front bracing is used it must connect FBMup. A bent tube cannot exceed 81.7 Front Bracing members (FBM) Front bracing members (continuous.bajasaeindia. the bracing must be triangulated. the SIM and the LFS (See RC5). LFS and the SIM. From a side view. (The intent of this is to protect the driver’s feet from a tire intrusion). The angles of the triangulation must be minimum 20 degrees.2. If the tube between SF R.6 cm (40 inches) between attachment points. 31. 31.3 cm (32 inches) between attachment points. with no break) shall join the RHO.2. L is below the driver’s toes then an additional bar will be required above the driver’s toes.8 Roll Hoop Bracing (FAB) The hoop must be braced on both right and left sides. www.6 cm (14 inches) (as measured vertically) above the area of the seat in contact with the driver (See RC3) . 31.3 cm (8 inches) and 35. with the maximum length of 101.

The bracing must be triangulated and connect back to the RRH below the SIM. 31. a length of at least two times the diameter 31.2.2. be triangular from a side view.2. Gussets shall be made of steel plate.gusseting is required at point C. The sleeve must be designed to tightly fit on the inside on the joint being reinforced (i.9 RHO/FBM Gusseting If the RHO and FBM are not fabricated from a continuous tube.7) must be reinforced with a welded sleeve.2.e any person that performs welding of the roll cage welds of the as-built vehicle may be asked to demonstrate their welding skills during technical inspection. RC 6 Left . 31.2. must extend into each side of the sleeved joint. a gusset is required at point C.2.4 and 31.2.org 15 | P a g e .bajasaeindia.2. have length at least 3 times the tube diameter and have a minimum thickness of 0 065” The gussets shall be welded to the sides of the tubes and not directly in the plane of the tubes making up each joint ( See RC6 ).2 Rear Bracing If rear bracing is used it must be attached as close as possible to the top of the roll hoop along the outer perimeter.e. 31.8.1 (excluding the required no break members described in 31.2.10 Butt Joints All butt joints within any of the elements on the roll cage listed in section 31.e. the vehicle presented at technical inspection and roll cage welders i. external sleeves are not allowed). Right .11 Weld Confirmation Checks Teams must conduct weld confirmation testing for each welder that welds their vehicle roll cage.15 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 31. NOTE: Only students are to perform welding on the as-built vehicle i. www.where gusseting would not be required at point C.

Note: Frames that were constructed in a previous year will need to have samples welded by that welder or remove two sections of the current frame and perform the tests on these components. < Figure 2 > The sample should be sectioned along the length of tube to rev eal adequate and uniform weld penetration < Figure 3 >.bajasaeindia.16 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book Each team must submit two (2) samples for each roll cage welder. as defined below. Welding samples constructed of material other than the roll cage material and / or welded with a process other than that of the roll cage welds of the as-built vehicle shall not be considered sufficient demonstration of welding skill and craftsmanship with the tools. www. < Figure 1 > Sample 2 – Destructive Inspection: A structure made up of roll cage material that has two tubes attached at a 30 degree angle with a length of at least 15cm from the center of the weld joint. the length of each tube to be determined by the team. processes and roll cage material. Teams unable to submit welding samples of adequate quality. shall not be eligible to compete in any dynamic or endurance ev ent. should be subject to destructive testing causing the joint to fail to which indicates superior weld strength with respect to the base material. both of which are constructed of roll cage material which have been welded with the same tools and processes as those of the as-built vehicle and which have also been subject to the following destructive testing and inspection: Figure 1 Sample 1 – Destructive Testing: A structure made up of roll cage tubing welded at a 90 degree angle. Figure 2 Figure 3 Final judgment of weld strength with respect to the base material as it described in sample 1 and the adequacy and uniformity of weld penetration as described in sample 2 shall rest with the national technical inspectors.org 16 | P a g e .

) and a carbon content of 0. regardless of material or section size. NOTE: If the head restraint is already a part of the seat. OR (B) A steel tube with bending stiffness and bending strength exceeding that of circular steel tubing with an outside diameter of 25mm (1 in.5 cm (1 inch) away from the helmet in the uncompressed state.Minimum thickness=3.5 Roll Cage & Bracing Materials The material used for the Primary Roll Cage Members must be: (A) Circular steel tubing with an outside diameter of 25mm (1 in) and a wall thickness of 3 mm (0.) and a wall thickness of 3 mm (0. 31. above the seating surface to the bottom of the upper roll cage tubes measured vertically using the template in RC 3.). padded with a closed cell foam (density of 50 -100 kg/m^3).57 mm (0.5 inches).1 cm (41 inches). Calculations must be presented at Technical Inspection which prove sufficient bending stiffness and bending strength.8 cm (1.3 Head Restraint A head restraint must be provided on the car to limit rearward motion of the head in case of an accident. Bending stiffness is considered to be proportional to the product EI where: E Modulus of elasticity (205 GPa for all steels) I Second moment of area for the structural cross section Bending strength is given by: cI Sy where: Sy Yield strength (365 MPa for 1018 steel) c Distance from neutral axis to extreme fiber www. located no more than 2.120 in) and a carbon content of at least 0. 31. The head restraint must meet the above requirements for all drivers. Calculations must be performed using three significant figures to the nominal tube sizes as specified by the invoice (C) The bending stiffness and bending strength must be calculated about a neutral axis that gives the minimum values.org 17 | P a g e .17 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. The wall thickness must be at least 1.2 cm (6 inches) must be provided from the helmet top of the team’s tallest driver to the bottom of the roll cage top tubes or members.bajasaeindia.18%.18%.4 Driver Head Clearance Minimum driver head clearance=104.062 in. Minimum area=232 sq. All calculations must be in SI units. cm (36 sq inches). Invoices or other evidence of the properties of the roll cage materials must be attached to the calculations.120 in. Minimum vertical clearance=15. then no need to include a separate one. 31.

parallel and on each side of the tubing to which they are welded. this requirement shall not be allowed to take part in all events. and with no gap between the faces greater than . The Technical Any vehicle not meeting Inspectors shall measure this dimension as per the Technical Inspection Sheet. 31. flush mated. Tubing held by bolts must be reinforced such that the area through which the bolt passes cannot be compressed from tightening or impact. clamps. All sharp edges which might endanger the driver. The load shall not be transferred to the firewall or any other member except those www. They must be properly welded to each tubing part to be joined.7 Bolted Roll Cages Bolted Roll cages are acceptable only if the following requirements are met: (A) Flanges or tabs must be twice (2X) the thickness of the tube structures. judging or competition impact or roll over. must be covered by a resilient foam material such as Polyethylene® (pipe insulation) with a minimum thickness of 1.18 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book (D) Roll Cage Specification Sheet: Each vehicle must present a completed Baja SAE Roll Cage Specification Sheet (Appendix) at Technical Inspection. sheet stock.1 Driver’s seat The use of a driver seat is mandatory. officials and safety staff must be eliminated by shielding and/or padding.07 mm (. having a welded length of at least twice (2X) the diameter of the adjoined. which would be contacted by the driver. Neatly completed copies must be presented during Tech Inspection at College level and Final Check at event site.6 Roll Cage Padding Any portion of the roll cage. fastener ends. (C) Tab mounts must be dual.org 18 | P a g e .5 inch). made of the same material type. COCKPIT 32. 32. gussets. cushioning or padding attached to the frame and/or firewall will not be accepted as a seat. zip ties or other features accessible during servicing. The seat shall be fastened to the frame and shall support the entire body of the driver (full torso and head). (B) Flange mounts must be twice (2X) the diameter of the attached tubing. 31. This includes brackets. crew.bajasaeindia.003) inches.2 cm (. Latest level Material specification checking Report is essential for used material .

the firewall must meet the following standards: (A) Fuel tank must be in a sealed container that prevents fuel from leaking in the event of fuel tank failure. This firewall must be metal.6 “Spill Prevention”) (C) Engine must be completely enclosed and protect the driver in the event of an engine failure. No gaps can exist that are larger than 6. Driver Exit Time All drivers must be able to exit on either side of the vehicle within five (5) seconds. The shielding must prevent the driver’s legs and feet.org 19 | P a g e . (See rule B12. Cutouts in the firewall are allowed. then a firewall is not required to cover the area between the RRH lateral cross members. It must be located on the driver’s right side above the shoulders in easy view of track workers. hands in driving position on the connected steering wheel. (F) The exhaust must not exit towards the driver and must be shielded.25 inches).2 Firewall A firewall between the cockpit and the engine and fuel tank compartment is mandatory. 32. (See rule B15. It must cover the area between the lower and upper lateral cross member. .35 mm (0. The use of commercially available rally seats is highly recommended.1 “Powertrain Guards”). Shielding must meet guarding requirements.19 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book supporting the seat clearance of 3” between the firewall. 32. Instead. but they need to have grommets or boots that prevent large amounts of fuel from getting into the cockpit. This shielding must be made of metal.bajasaeindia. The panels must be mounted securely to the frame using sound engineering practices ( zip ties and Velcro are not acceptable ). These panels must be made of plastic.3 Belly Pan & Leg and Foot Shielding The cockpit should be fitted with a belly pan over the entire length of the vehicle. The design to prevent debris & foreign object intrusion in driver compartment. at least . Note: Engine enclosures must prevent fuel from spilling onto driver area during any vehicle upset. (G) There must be a place to mount the Technical Inspection sticker (30cm x 30cm or 12 in x 12 in) on the RRH.020 inch) thick. Front or Mid-engine Cars If the engine is not placed in the rear of the vehicle. and wearing the required driver equipment. so the driver cannot contact the ground and is protected from debris while seated normally. (B) Splash shields must prevent fuel from being poured anywhere in the cockpit area during fueling. They must be designed to prevent debris and foreign object intrusion into the driver compartment. www. All steering or suspension links exposed in the cockpit must be shielded with metal. (D) All engine compartment venting must be directed away from driver area. metal or similar material. Exit time will stop when the driver has both feet on the ground. Side Impact Members and the seat must be maintained. Exit time begins with the driver in the fully seated position. Body Panels The cockpit must be fitted with body panels that cover the area between the lower frame side member and the side impact member. fiberglass.508 mm (. (E) Driver must be able to still egress from either side of the vehicle.

32. (b) External Switch – The external switch must be mounted on the driver’s right side of the vehicle.20 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book (completely within the roll cage). or becoming entangled during operation or a failure.8 mm (7 inches) vertically below point Br. See Figure 1) Note: The welded metal tabs constraining the switch. The final authority of suitability of any other kill switch is left to the discretion of the Technical inspectors. engine should not get start. 32.org 20 | P a g e .4. However Brake light.25 inches).bajasaeindia. Rotary switch or Pull to off type of switches are not allowed.com/m/c/01-171. The switch may not be mounted on a removable steering wheel assembly. No gaps can exist that are larger than 6. Reverse light and Reverse Alarm should not be off by use of Kill switch. The team and track volunteer at event will required to follow unique convention of stopping engine in such case only by following up “Push to Off”. (With Indian standards marks ) 32. from coming in contact. on a panel perpendicular to the firewall between RRH and Rear Bracing within the red area. The switch must be within easy reach of track workers.4. .1 Kill Switch – Type The kill switch must be one of the following types: a) 01-171 Ski-Doo kill switch available at http://www.html?id=UxSI4Vzn b)AfterMarketWPS#27-0152 or 27-0124 http://www. The switch cannot be more than 177. www. and behind the plane of the main roll hoop (see Figure 2).mfgsupply.35 mm (0.4 Kill Switches Each vehicle must be equipped with two (2) easily accessible kill switches to push off the ignition and the entire electrical system of the car. Kill switch which operates by “Push to Off” is only allowed to use on Baja Vehicle. Figure2 The Kill switch is primarily safety device to stop engine in case of fire or any type of accident. Hence any deviation from the kill switch specification will not pass technical inspection & team will be disqualify.2 Kill Switch – Locations and Orientation (a) Cockpit Switch – In the front of the cockpit within easy reach of the driver when strapped into the seat. Note : The either or both switches in close condition. If they are mounted using adhesive on the back cover the switch will fail.parkeryamaha.com/index. Figure 1 Note: The machined block constraining the switch.asp?PageAction=PRODSEARCH&txtSearch=27-0152&Page=1 c) A Stock Polaris # 4110106 Sample Mountings (Note: The kill switches need to be mounted using the outer cases.

blocks of wood) to either the control surfaces or to the driver in order to operate the vehicle. with the top half above the side impact member on the right side of the firewall and be easily accessible by course workers. The second must be brought to technical inspection with mounting accessories. Only separate shoulder straps are permitted (i e “Y”-type shoulder straps are not allowed).org 21 | P a g e . All driver restraint systems must meet either SFI Specification 16. along with a fifth (anti-submarine) belt must be worn between the legs.5/16. However. 33. DRIVER RESTRAINT 33.bajasaeindia. www. The restraint system installation is subject to approval of the Technical Inspector No more than a finger width gap between the belts and the driver will be allowed when the belt is pulled.1 Vertical Location The shoulder belts must NOT be mounted above the shoulder level. All fire extinguishers must be equipped with a 2012 manufacturer installed with dial pressure gauge. preventing the lap belt from ridingup along the driver’s torso. 33. it is strongly recommended to use a 5 point restraint harness meeting the following specifications.6 Throttle Only foot operated throttle controls are allowed.1 Minimum Four Strap System Required All drivers must use a minimum of a four (4) strap restraint harness. It should run directly from mounting to driver’s shoulder without redirection by any part of vehicle. and must be no more than 102 mm (4 inches) below the perpendicular from the spine to the seat back at the shoulder level. Cars having hand operated throttle will not be allowed to start any event. 33.21 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 32.5 Fire Extinguisher – Size and Location Each vehicle must have two identical fire extinguishers (minimum capacity=1 litre) with an ISI rating. 33. or FIA specification 8853/98 or ISI marks. A five-point system consists of a 76mm (3 inch) wide lap belt and approximately 76mm (3 inch) wide shoulder harness straps. and on Jan 1st of the competition year be no more than three years old. The belts must bear the appropriate dated labels. The gauge must be readable by the Technical Inspectors. No camlock systems are allowed. 33. A wide-open throttle stop must be mounted at the pedal.6. ILLUSTRATIONS TO BE ADDED for mounting and manufature’s built mounts.1.2 Safety Harness Expiration The material of all straps must be Nylon or Dacron polyester and in new or perfect condition.1 Release Mechanism All belts must join with a single metal-to-metal quick release lever type buckle. Shoulder belt must be entirely on cockpit side of fire wall and be protected by fire wall. 32. Fire extinguishers must be labeled with school name and vehicle number. One must be mounted in the cockpit below the driver’s head.1 Throttle Extensions Teams may not add any type of extension (eg.(add photo) 32.1.1.2 Shoulder Harness The shoulder harness must be the over-the-shoulder type.2.

bajasaeindia. Figure 5 Figure 6 Harness Attachment Points The shoulder belts must be looped around a horizontal tube welded within the RRH that meets the Roll Cage Secondary Member requirements of B8.22 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 33. The firewall must protect the entire shoulder belt. PHOTOS in RIGHT and WRONG category to add www. The straps shall not pass through anything that will cause the center distance to be less than 178 mm (7 inches) from center to center of the strap.2.1.org 22 | P a g e .) and 229mm (9 inches) apart (see Figure below ). as long as no open gaps result. The firewall may be pocketed to facilitate this. The straps shall not pass over anything that causes them to be more than 229 mm (9 inches) apart center to center.3.2 Horizontal Location The shoulder harness mounting points must be between 178 mm (7 in. Lateral motion of the belts along their mounting tube must be restrained.

The pedal must directly actuate the master cylinder (no cables are allowed). The mount should not exhibit noticeable deformation when pulled on during technical inspection. BRAKING SYSTEM 34.23 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 33. 34.bajasaeindia.3 Lap & Anti-Submarine Belts The lap belt must pass around the pelvic area below the Anterior Superior Iliac Spines (the hip bones) (Figure 5). This means that the centerline of the lap belt at the seat bottom should be approximately 76 mm (3 inches) forward of the seat back to seat bottom junction (see Figure 4). Both the independent brake systems may be actuated by a tandem master cylinder and safely stop the vehicle at max speed of 45kmph or above. To fit drivers of differing statures correctly. In side view.5 Arm Restraints In the event of a rollover. 33. www. the driver’s arms must be kept within the limits of the cockpit. Under no condition may the lap belt be worn over the area of the intestines or abdomen. (See Figure 6) 2) The frame tabs that accept the lap belt tabs shall be no less than 2 3mm thick ( 090”) 3) The tabs mounted to the frame to accept the lap belt tabs shall have no less than 38mm(1 5 In) of weld length where mounted to the frame 4) These tabs shall have no less than 6 4mm ( 25”) of material in the radial direction from the edge of the mounting bolt hole to the closest outside edge of the mounting tab. 5) Where the harness tab mounts to the frame tabs. the lap belt must be at an angle of between 45 degrees and 65 degrees to the horizontal. the lap belt must be capable of pivoting freely about the axis of the mounting bolt such that the webbing and tab can align with the direction of the load. Arm restraints must be securely fastened to the driver restraint system. The final decision in this regard rests with the technical committee head.1 Arm Restraint – Expiration The belts must bear the appropriate dated labels. Each hydraulic system shall have its own fluid reserve either through separate reservoirs or by the use of a dammed.5. 33.1 Specified Lap & Anti-Submarine Belts Mounting The frame tabs which accept the lap belt mounting tabs must meet the following requirements: 1) The lap belt tabs must be mounted in double-shear. OEM-style reservoir. The arm restraints must independently connect to the safety belts. The lap belts should not be routed over the sides of the seat. Note: If the belts do not have enough adjustment capacity or improperly fitted the vehicle will not be cleared for Technical Inspection.. The lap belts should come through the seat at the bottom of the sides of the seat to maximize the wrap of the pelvic surface and continue in a straight line to the anchorage point. 33. but ultimately subject to the judgment of the Technical Inspectors. Mounting lap belts by wrapping them around frame tubes is no longer acceptable.org 23 | P a g e .3. Only commercially available arm restraints meeting SFI 3. The height of the tab is free. the lap / anti-submarine belts must be capable of pivoting freely by using either a shouldered bolt or an eye bolt attachment. and on Jan 1st of the competition year be no more than three years old. The brake system must be capable of locking ALL FOUR wheels in a static condition and dynamically on pavement AND an unpaved surface. in side view.3 are allowed.1 Foot Brake The vehicle must have at least two (2) independent hydraulic braking systems that act on all wheels and is operated by a single foot.

The determination of whether or not a brake light meets the required standards. Light must be mounted such that it shines parallel to the ground. FUEL SYSTEM & Fuel 35.2 Fuel Tank A single fuel tank (maximum capacity= 4.53 mm (.org 24 | P a g e .4 Spill Prevention & Drip Pan A drip pan that is at least 203. At no point in the drain system (the drain lines and any associated fittings) will the inner diameter be constricted to less than 9. This is in the interest of safety of vehicle & team. Grommetting is required where the lines pass through any member of the vehicle. Vehicles not meeting this requirement will not clear technical Inspection. it must be equal to or exceed these standards (eg: OEM brake light assemblies)/. 34.3 Fuel Lines All fuel lines must be SAE rated & must be located away from sharp edges. without exception. not up at an angle.5litre) is permitted on the vehicle which is supplied & mounted along with B&S Engine. The brake light must be mounted at a minimum of 1 meter (40In) above the ground.2 Brake Light The vehicle must be equipped with a red brake light whose lens must be marked with an S E “S” or “U” rating (i. Use of small inline fuel filter is a must after the tank to avoid fuel lines getting dirty / choked.: SAE IPRSTM) or if it is not rated as per SAE J759. Wheel end’s should be connected with flexible pipe only.. Inboard braking through universal joints is permitted. Quality. The bleed point location must lie on top of the caliper cylinders.. 35. Braking on a jackshaft or through an intermediate reduction stage is prohibited. Compliance to fuel spill prevention shall be checked by a 45 degree tilt test at the technical inspection site and any vehicle failing to comply shall not be allowed to start any dynamic event.bajasaeindia. Fuel must not get accumulate anywhere in the pan & it must drain through a drain line composed of pipe or tubing that carries the fuel to the bottom of the car and releases it under the car (to ground).e. hot engine components and be protected from chafing. Fuel lines are not allowed in the cockpit. www. Loosely hanging / pipes located by using ties / tapes etc shall not be permitted. Note: Plastic brake lines are not allowed.2 mm (8 inches) in diameter or equivalent area and have sides of at least 38 mm (1. 35.1 System Location The entire fuel system must be located within the roll cage envelope such that it is protected from impact. The tank mountings must be designed to resist shaking loose.24 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book All rigid brake pipes must be mounted securely along the roll cage / other members as required. Splash shields are required to prevent fuel from accidentally being poured directly on the engine or exhaust while re-fuelling or preparing to re-fuel the car.375 inch) – this includes bolts with a hole drilled in the center used as a fitting. 35. A shake resistant Drip pan below the fuel tank is must . cleanliness of fuel tanks is important from both safety & engine working point of view.5 inches) high above the top edge of the tank is required so that if the fuel spills it must not come in contact with the driver or the engine or catch fire. The brake(s) on the driven axle must operate through the final drive. 35. AIS and ISI rated brake lights are also permitted.

1 Spill Prevention Drain Material The drains must be either fuel line material.2 Filler Cap A standard Briggs and Stratton gas cap with a built in check valve (Part # B4325GS) is required. Any vehicle failing to comply shall not be allowed to start any dynamic event.org 25 | P a g e . The retail price must be included in the cost report The standard filler caps provided with rated fuel tanks may not prevent fuel from leaking in the event of a rollover. other pipe or tubing suitable for transferring fuel. In case of such spill over observed all spill over fuel must get drain off through drip pan & drain pipe to ground.4.bajasaeindia. Compliance is mandatory. Compliance shall be checked and any vehicle failing to comply shall not be allowed to start any dynamic event.25 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 35. it is highly recommended that a threaded and barbed fitting be used at the point where the drain line connects to the drip pan. www.4. The cap must not come loose during dynamic events or allow fuel to spill out even vehicle is tilted over banking. If tubing is used. Fuel spill prevention shall be checked by a 45degree tilt test at the technical inspection site or any point of time during the event with fuel tank filled with complete fuel. Teams must ensure that the filler cap gasket does not breakdown in fuel. 35. Tubing that are weakened or dissolved by fuel are unsafe and will not be permitted. does not have any holes and prevents fuel from spilling.

Adjustable tie rod ends must be constrained www.1 Wheel Stops All vehicles must be equipped with positive wheel lock-to-lock stops. These stops must mounted external to the steering gear and must be located at the wheel kingpins. depending on the design and installation.26 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book Note: (BELOW) The following are examples of approved spill/splash shields: Note: (BELOW) The following spill/splash shield is NOT acceptable: 35.6 Fuel The only fuel permitted is automotive gasoline consisting of hydrocarbon compounds. No straps or cables are allowed. Wheel stops must function at full jounce. Compliance shall be checked and any vehicle failing to comply shall not be allowed to start any dynamic event. corrosion inhibitors. 36.bajasaeindia. The addition of nitrogen bearing additives. A bumper may be required. full rebound and all points in between.80 for unleaded gasoline when measured at 60 degrees Fahrenheit See Section 41 4 “Competition Fuel Supply ” 36.org 26 | P a g e . or lead alkyl compounds such as tetra-ethyl lead. Specific gravity should not exceed 0. at the technical inspector’s discretion. STEERING and SUSPENSION SYSTEMS 36. metal deactivators. The gasoline may contain anti-oxidants.75 for leaded gasoline or 0.2 Tie Rod Protection The tie rods of all vehicles must be protected from frontal impact. or additives designed to liberate oxygen is strictly prohibited.

Thread sizes > ½” use 0 042” wire 4.bajasaeindia. E. Nuts are “factory drilled” for use with lock wire 2. Lock wire MUST fill a minimum of 75% of the drilled hole provided for the use of lock wire.067mm diameter (0.1.042 inches diameter). or 0. or the nuts meet previous lock nut requirements. defined as requiring NYLON locknuts. F. Lock washers or thread sealant do not meet this requirement.3 Handlebar steering Handlebar operated steering system is specifically prohibited .org 27 | P a g e . Compliance shall be checked and any vehicle failing to comply shall not be allowed to start any dynamic event. 37. or 1. Thread sizes of ¼” and smaller use 0 020” wire 2. B. Thread sized of ¼” to ½” use 0 032” wire 3.508 mm. Lock wire must be aircraft quality stainless steel of . C. The above figure illustrates the procedure for using lock wire: A. cottered nuts or safety wired bolts (in blind applications). but smaller wire must not be used in larger fastener sizes. 37.27 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book with a jam nut to prevent loosening.1 Fasteners All fasteners used in the systems designated in Section 37 must be captive. but a team using an OEM hub and OEM rotor would be exempt. D.020 inches. Nuts (pre-drilled) may be safe-tied in similar fashion to the illustrations with the following conditions: 1. Fasteners 37. The larger wire may be used in smaller bolts in cases of convenience.1 Lock Wire Procedure Detail EXAMPLE: A team using a custom hub with an OEM rotor must meet the locking requirements. Bolt heads may be safe-tied as shown only when the female thread receiver is captive. . No more than three (3) bolts may be safe-tied together.032 inches. 0. Above illustrations assume right hand threads. Diameter of lock wire is determined by the thread size of the fastener to be satisfied: 1. www.813mm. Nuts are heat-treated. 36.

4 Socket Head Cap Screws Socket head cap screws. No other markings will be accepted. See Figures below. and manufacturer’s documentation indicating the bolt strength www. Acceptable SAE Bolt Grades: Acceptable Military Specification Bolt Grades: 37.org 28 | P a g e .28 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 37. must meet one of the following requirements: 1) The bolt head is clearly marked with the letters “N S”. metric grade M8. which must include a purchase receipt.3 Thread Exposure All threaded fasteners used in the systems designated in Section 37 must have at least two (2) threads Add photo Compliance shall be checked 100% and failing to comply shall not be qualifying for technical clearance.bajasaeindia.2 Fastener Grade Requirements All bolts used in the systems designated in Section 37 must meet SAE grade 5. 2) Proper documentation is supplied. “12 9”.8 or AN military specifications. 37. also known as “internal wrenching bolts” or “allen head bolts” used. or “10 9” indicating a military / aircraft or high-strength metric fastener.

5. (See 37.0%. Elongation at Break = 20. They must be mounted with sound engineering practice. the curve for the composite material must be specific to the matrix and manufacturing methods used. Ball joints are the only exception. 38.chassisshop. Documentation from the material manufacturer showing the Ultimate Strength. If a stress-strain curve for the alternative material is not provided then it must be assumed that the stress strain curve is linear to the yield point and linear from the yield point to the ultimate strength. They must be either (a) made of AISI 1010 steel at least 1. Factory Safety washers are available at www.com 37.2) 37. Lastly.2 Ball Joints Any commercially manufactured ball joints or rod ends with studs are allowed. the minimum fibre www.1 Tie Rods All tie rods in single shear must have a factory steel safety washer. Modulus of Elasticity = 205 GPA.29 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 37. If a fibre reinforced composite material is used. in order to resist vibration. and Modulus of Elasticity of the alternative material must be provided.524 mm (0.5 Single Shear Connections All tie rods in single shear must have a factory steel safety washer.1 Powertrain Guards All rotating parts must be shielded to prevent injury to the driver or bystanders should the component fly apart due to centrifugal force. Equivalency calculations for the alternative material must meet the following requirements: All calculations must be shown in SI units. Additionally.org 29 | P a g e . Student manufactured ball joints or rod ends with studs are specifically prohibited. where strain = elongation at break (See Figure10). Elongation at Break. Ultimate Strength = 365 MPA.4.06 inch) thick or (b) a material having equivalent energy absorption at rupture per unit width of shield. GUARDS 38.5. Calculations must use the following material properties for the 1010 steel: Yield Strength = 305 MPA. then a stress strain curve must be provided for worst-case tensile loading.bajasaeindia.

2 Factory Stock Guards Factory stock guards must be demonstrated to be equal to those described in 38. A complete cover around the engine and drivetrain will be acceptable. 38.1. including long pants (cotton/Nomex). and a long sleeved SFI/ISI rated upper garment.org 30 | P a g e . 38.bajasaeindia. www. FIA rated or fire resistant. socks.30 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book Compliance shall be checked and any reinforced composite material must be 3.1 Side Shields Side shields must prevent fingers from getting caught in any rotating part. shoes. gloves. vehicle failing to comply shall not be allowed to start any dynamic event In order to show equivalency the calculation must show the following: Area under curve for AISI 1010 Steel x Thickness < or = Area under curve for alternative material x Thickness Figure 10 Side Shields 38. The upper garment must have a factory label showing it is SFI rated.1.175mm (.125 inch) thick.3 Clothing Drivers must wear appropriate clothing.

bajasaeindia. GForce. WARNING: Some Motor-Cross helmets have extended chin guards that will not contact the required neck collars when the head is flexed forward. Horseshoe collars are not allowed (See figure).1 Helmet. www. The neck support must be a full circle (360°) and SFI 3 3 rated . Simpson. Helmets certified to other rating systems may not be worn. Neck Support/Collar & Goggles All drivers must wear a well-fitting Motor-Cross style helmet with an integrated (one piece composite shell) chin/face guard and a Snell M2005. and on Jan 1st of the competition year be no more than three years old. This combination of helmet/collar system is prohibited . This rule has no exceptions and it will be strictly enforced. Neck support must bear the appropriate dated labels. No compromise with Safety of driver. Deist or Leaf Racing Products supply neck collars that meet this requirement.31 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 39. DRIVER EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 39.org 31 | P a g e . Any non-specification helmets will be confiscated until after the competition. Goggles must incorporate the use of tear-offs or roll-off systems. British Standards Institution BS 6658-85 types A or A/FR. RCI. a neck support/collar must be worn. MOTOCROSS STYLE No Street Bikes Style HELMETS Neck Support Permitted NeckSupport-NotPermitted In addition to the helmet. ISI marks. SA 2005.

Teams may not protest rule interpretations or actions that have not caused them any substantive damage.1 Drivers Meetings All team members identified as drivers and their support personnel MUST attend all drivers meetings. Questions and answers will be posted on the Baja SAE India website at: www. COMPETITION Procedures and Regulation GENERAL 41.bajasaeindia. a team must post a twenty-five (25) point protest bond which will be forfeited if their protest is rejected. NOTE: Please keep in mind that final operating approval of a Baja SAE India vehicle can only be given at the competition venue by the National Technical Inspectors. 41. www. In order to have a protest considered.2 Protests Any objection/matter must be brought to the notice of the organizers or S E INDI staff’s attention for an informal preliminary review before a protest can be filed.32 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book SECTION 4 COMPETITION PROCEDURES AND REGULATIONS 40.org 32 | P a g e . RULES CLARIFICATION AND PROTESTS 40.org . 41. 40.2 Competition Fuel Supply Fuel at the competition will either (1) be provided by the organizers or (2) the organizers will specify acceptable fuel providers.org .1 Technical Questions Questions about the rules requirements and restrictions must be submitted by e-mail to the Technical Inspectors of the Baja SAE India at: technical@bajasaeindia. Failure to attend drivers meetings can result in disqualification of members or the entire team. All protests must be filed in writing and presented to the organizer or SAE staff by the faculty advisor or team captain within one hour (60 minutes) of the end of the event to which the protest relates. The decision of the competition protest committee or National Technical Inspectors regarding any protest is final.bajasaeindia.

Under no circumstances may anyone other than the driver ride on a vehicle. Any vehicle found to have: (1) a drive-train configuration not matching the Drive-train Certification Form submitted during technical inspection or (2) an engine in violation of rules sections 21. 21.4.org 33 | P a g e .SITE LOCATION MAY BE EXPELLED FROM THE COMPETITION. at their sole option. The walking speed rule will be strictly enforced and point penalties will be assessed for violations. goggles. required clothing and a properly fastened restraint system at all times when the vehicle is running in any event or on the test track.6 shall receive zero points (0) for all dynamic competition events completed during the day on which the inspection was performed. the course lengths or any special conditions unique to the site.5 Driving Restrictions       When a vehicle is driven anywhere except the practice area or competition events. 41.1 Re-fuelling All refueling of the cars done in the pit area or on the course must be done with (1) the engine shut-off and (2) the driver out of the car. including impounding the vehicle for a specific period of time. 21. recall the engine from any vehicle in the competition in exchange for a new B&S engine.5. Drivers must wear all of the equipment specified such as seatbelts. Any violations of this rule will be subjected to severe penalties. helmets. 41. 41. 41.4. Recalled engines will not be returned and will be inspected at B&S’s facilities to confirm compliance with the rules.6 Penalties Organizers have the right to modify the penalties listed in the various dynamic event descriptions to better reflect the design of their event courses. www. TEAMS FOUND TO HAVE DRIVEN THEIR VEHICLE AT AN OFF.14. and may have their competition driver’s privileges revoked Practicing outside of the designated practice area will result in a minimum fifty (50) point penalty and/or the revocation of driving privileges depending on the extent of the infraction.4 Engine Recall Option The organizers and SAE India may.3 Engine and Drive-train Inspection The Technical Inspectors reserve the right to impound and inspect any vehicle during/after the dynamic or endurance events. wrist restraints.4 through 21. Drivers not wearing the proper equipment will not be permitted to drive.33 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 41. DRIVING OFF-SITE IS ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED.2. it must move at walking speed with a team member walking along side at a normal walking pace. A fire extinguisher must be on hand whenever a vehicle is being refueled.bajasaeindia. at the discretion of the Technical Inspectors.

disobedience of official instructions and the use of abusive or threatening language to any official or other participant. Owing to any unsportsmanlike conduct which can include arguments with officials.bajasaeindia.34 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book 42. The penalty for violation of this rule is the immediate expulsion of the entire team. Rules of Conduct 42. Safety – Team Responsibility Safety is the primary consideration in the design of Baja SAE India vehicles and the conduct of the competitions. weapons of any type and illegal materials are prohibited at the Baja SAE India site during the competition. This rule applies to team members. Spectators must keep well back from the event and practice tracks and from any area where vehicles are operating under power. 42. www. Disruptive parties either on or off-site should be prevented by the faculty advisor. it is the responsibility of the team to ensure both the vehicle and driver meet and follow all the requirements and restrictions of the rules. the organizer is authorized to impose an appropriate penalty. Teams need to include safety considerations in all parts of their program.org 34 | P a g e . No claims regarding these shall be entertained by the organizers. Note : All teams. Spectators who fail to strictly control their children will be asked to leave the site. 42. 46. Spectators may not drink alcoholic beverages at any event location. Spectator Rules The competitors. not just the individual(s) involved. The course officials and organizers have the absolute right to restrict spectator access to any parts of the site and to eject anyone who violates safety rules or ignores the instructions of officials. At all performance events.2 Alcohol and Illegal Material Alcoholic beverages.3 Site Condition Please help the organizers keep the site clean. failing which they may have to face point penalties or even disqualification 47.1 Sportsmanship Good conduct and compliance with the rules are requirements for every team member. spectators and faculty members are responsible for the safety of their own. firearms. advisors and any individuals working with the team on-site. faculty and volunteers are expected to help inform the spectators of the safety rules and help restrict spectators to the spectator areas. Failure to clean the premises will result in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Competitors and spectators are encouraged to police their areas after meals. their vehicles and belongings. The teams are required to maintain the code of conduct throughout the event.

52.1. the team need to report with Self Inspection Technical Check sheet. 1) Fuel filling 2) Engine Scrutiny 3) Technical Inspection of complete vehicle a) 64In Gauge b) Tilt Test c) Safety Scrutiny d) Fig of 8 test for turning & maneuverability (30 to 40Kmph) e) Brake test at 45Kmph 4) Tech OK Sticker Issue 5) Acceleration Test 6) Hill climbing test 7) Static Event for Design & Cost. figure of 8 tests & Panic Brake test) The inspectors at site will give two attempts to all for each test and team need to comply for same with in stipulated time. Tech Inspection at Colleage level. During these inspection a vehicle has to be in running condition.e a Gauge. filled with full tank fuel and should be capable of undergoing for all the test sequence mentioned above. 51. and Technical Inspector’s check sheet at collage level.Pass/Fail.1 Technical Inspection . (i.35 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book Section 5 – Technical Inspection 5. Tilt. On-site Technical inspection The objectives of technical inspection are to (1) Ensure engine is with proper operating condiatation & do not over speed (2 )Ensure compliance of the safety parameters of the vehicles & driver requirement (2) Compliance of basic requirements (3) Conduct basic Test for verifying vehicle performance to participate in event On the very first day at Baja Site. Once it’s confirmed that vehicle is ready for Technical Inspection it has to follow following sequence. Hence It’s mandatory to get certify form only same Tech Inspector who has examined the vehicle at first attempt (every location dedicated Inspectors are fixed) No special request for repeat test to be done and make a it inconvenience to Technical Inspectors and . All team caption need to ensure last pages of Tech Inspection of this rule book need to comply by self inspection with all measured valued and inform the completion status to Technical Inspector who is assigned to visit the college and verify all points for completion. All Baja SAE India vehicles must pass a technical inspection in two attempts only.

team may receive a deduction points Team not carrying Self Certification Check Sheet & report of Technical Inspection will not ne allowed .org 35 | P a g e . team need to take all best efforts at College level and bring the vehicles in complete form with Self Certification. Faculty advisors are not allowed to participate during technical inspection. It will also indicate perfection at college level & team who clears the vehicle in shortest possible time. The team captain or other designated members of the team shall be present during Inspection. Dynamic and Endurance test as well.other teams as well. If vehicles are not ready for technical inspection when they arrive. To satisfies the requirements and restrictions of the Baja SAE India rules.bajasaeindia. So that minimum time is spent on clearing Tech Inspection & Zero Tolerance Policy will be achieved. All vehicles that do not pass technical inspection will be disqualify for all other events and can’t participate in Static. The time will be logged for complete the Technical Inspection for each vehicle to see the best vehicle prepared. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. www.

Each team must bring the following items to inspection.org 36 | P a g e .36 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book Note : The teams are required to perform a conformance check on their v ehicle.1. and working Kill Switches. Part 2 – Technical inspection and scrutinizing Each vehicle will be inspected to determine its compliance with the rules and restrictions.2) carried out by team. Part 3 – Kill switch and dynamic brake testing Both the external and cockpit kill switches will be tested for functionality.bajasaeindia. Part 1 must be passed before a team may apply for Part 2 or Part 3 inspection. Vehicles without all parts’ stickers may not be allowed to be operated under power.1 Inspection Stickers A multi-part inspection sticker will be issued in sections to the team as each of the three parts of technical inspection is completed.Each vehicle engine must be inspected by B&S technical staff and issue engine OK sticker after confirming (1) confirm its compliance with the rules and (2) set the governor to the specified 3800 rpm & spring at 6th notch position. (e) Drive Train Check Sheet : A properly completed Drive Train Check Sheet (at technical inspection) (f) Drivers Present : All drivers must be present at technical inspection (g) Safety equipment and drivers kit Part 2 must be passed before a team may apply for Part 3 inspection.1. if they do not have the items at the time of inspection they will receive a 10pt deduction for each item missing or not completely filled out: (a) College level Technical Inspection Check sheet with self checks (See 51. At Engine inspection with the output shaft bare. The inspectors and officials have the right to re-inspect any vehicle at any time during the competition and require correction of any non-compliance. This inspection will include an examination of the driver’s equipment including helmet and arm restraints and a test of driver exit time. (See Section 6 Appendix) (d) Technical Inspection Safety Scrutiny Sheet : A duly filled in completed Technical Inspection Sheet. If both switches pass the test then the vehicle will be dynamically brake tested. 51. Each vehicle must demonstrate its ability to lock all four wheels and come to rest in an approximately straight line after acceleration run specified by the inspectors. The teams are required to fabricate their vehicle in accordance with these requirements. The vehicle must pass the checks stated in the technical inspection data sheet. www. If a vehicle fails to pass any part of the inspection it must be corrected/modified and brought into compliance with the rules before it is permitted to operate. (b)Frame Material Documentation : Receipts documenting the materials purchased/acquired for the frame (c) Roll Cage Specification Sheet : Completed Roll Cage Specification Sheet. The inspection sticker must remain on the vehicle th roughout the competition. Technical inspection will consist of three (3) separate parts as follows: Part 1 – Engine inspection and governor setting Each vehicle must arrive with pre prepation of side cover removed and loosen botls of fuel tank mounting with spare air filter kit This is to facilitate engine check at faster pace.

Approved vehicles must remain in “as-approved” condition throughout the competition Necessary repairs that do not significantly change the configuration of the vehicle are permitted. TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. www. fabrication processes adopted. Minor adjustments permitted by the rules and normal vehicle maintenance and tuning are not considered modifications.bajasaeindia. THE BAJA SAEINDIA TECHNICAL COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISALLOW ANY VEHICLE FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT OF THESE RULES TO TAKE PART IN ANY DYNAMIC EVENT TILL THE VEHICLE IN QUESTION IS RECTIFIED. Teams should download the most current version of the technical inspection sheet within two weeks of the competition and thoroughly inspect their vehicle in accordance with the sheet. 51. or (4) do not represent a serious effort at pre-inspection will be denied inspection at that time and sent back to the end of the inspection line with a 100 point deduction / other penalties which shall be prominently displayed at the site at least 60minutes before commencement of Technical Inspection of the first vehicle. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RE-INSPECTIONS PER VEHICLE (BESIDES THE NORMAL INSPECTION AT SITE) SHALL BE 2. REPRESENTED AND PASSES THE TECHNICAL INSPECTION.2.org 37 | P a g e . do not correspond to the actual condition of the car) (3) are found to have more than 3 items not in accordance with the rules. NOTE : Teams presenting Technical Inspection Sheets that are (1) incomplete. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all.37 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book Technical inspectors and officials may remove any or all parts of the inspection sticker from any vehicle that has been damaged or which they reasonably believe may not comply with the rules. IT IS REQUIRED THAT TEAMS COME WITH THEIR VEHICLES WELL PREPARED FOR THE EVENT. THIS REQUIREMENT SHALL BE ENSURED WITHOUT EXCEPTION. (2) complete the official technical inspection sheet (available on the Baja SAE India Website) (3) have the completed inspection list signed by the faculty advisor and team captain. Before bringing their car to technical inspection each team must (1) pre-inspect the vehicle for compliance with the rules.e. FOR THIS COMPLIANCE. integrity of vehicle structure. (2) inaccurate (i. All drivers must be at technical inspection or they will be removed from the list of drivers and a 10 point penalty will be applied to the team. THEREFORE. Note: It is important for every team to get their vehicle approved by the technical scrutiny during which the safety.2 Technical Inspection Sheet – Pre-inspection Required – TECHNICAL INSPECTION SHEET IS AN ABRIDGED FORM OF THE RULE BOOK. The team shall provide documented proof of fabrication process of every component and the design analysis. 51. This is in the interest of safety. THIS IS FOR INFORMATION OF ALL.1“ s-approved” Condition Once a vehicle has passed technical inspection its configuration may not be modified. etc will be judged. failing which they may have to face point penalties or disqualification.

Material Type (ie: 4130): _____________ OD: _______________ Thickness: _______________ 3. aluminum) which do not exhibit and endurance limit. Academic year the cage was constructed? ___________________________________ 2. Primary Welder: ______________________________ Welding Method Used: ______________ Type of Filler Material: ___________________________ Shielding Gas Used: _______________ 4. (SIGNATURE) (DATE) www. ALSO BRING THE MATERIAL SPECIFICATION CERTIFICATE AS PROVIDED ALONG WITH THE ROLL CAGE MATERIAL BY THE FACULTY ADVISOR _______________________________________ _____________ VENDOR.38 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book SECTION 6 APPENDIX BAJA SAE ROLL CAGE SPECIFICATION SHEET 2013 BAJA SAE INDIA COMPETITIONS COLLEGE NAME _________________ CAR NUMBER_______________________ This sheet MUST be completed and submitted in accordance with the event rules. Equivalency calculations if needed (attach to this sheet). TEAM CAPTAIN __________________________________________ (SIGNATURE) _____________ (DATE) Team Captain e-mail: ______________________________________________________ BRING A COMPLETED COPY OF THIS FORM WITH YOU TO TECHNICAL INSPECTION.org 38 | P a g e Faculty Advisor _____________________________________________________ e-mail: . Purpose: The purpose of this sheet is to facilitate verification of roll cage materials/construction. WE HAVE EXAMINED THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE DEEM IT TO BE ACCURATE.bajasaeindia. Failure to do so will result in penalty.2.11). Sign of technical inspector with date NOTE: It is extremely important that such an inspection be made. 5. All welds and/or other attachment methods must be checked for integrity. and for those constructed of materials (i.e. and to provide a means of tracking the age of older vehicles. This is being done in the interest of safety and good engineering practice. 1. Faculty advisor and team captain are requested to do destructive testing on sample joints that represent the integrity of similar welds on their frame (per Rule 31.

failing which teams may be disqualified from the main event also . the vehicle will not be allowed at the pithampura ev ent . • Any team.bajasaeindia. if found to have fabricated their vehicle using professional assistance or from a Standard kit would be liable for a penalty of 400 points or may be ineligible to compete. it also includes a figure of 8 test and a panic brake test at the local level inspection.e. • Failing above 80 % criteria at local level .Dates for Inspection at the main site for pre qualified vehicles will be ____Feb’2013) www.failing which the teams will be disqualified for the dynamic events • BAJA main Technical inspection will start one days prior to the Starting day of the Main event at the pitampura site and no Technical inspection will be conducted on a later date (i. • One and only one Re inspection will be conducted on the Baja pithampura site .org 39 | P a g e . • Teams must retain the Original Technical Sheet /all the Documents of proof along with them only . • Last date of technical inspection at college level will be 30 Jan ’2013 and all the teams will t h adhere to the deadlines for inspection .Teams will then submit these documents at the Main technical Inspection site at indore only . • Alloted teams will directly contact the Technical inspectors for mutually fixing Technical inspection dates for the local level Technical inspection. • At least an early intimation of 30 days should be made by the teams so as the tech inspector can make necessary arrangement for visiting college campus for local inspection • At Local level inspection. the teams will be penalized a 50 point penalty & if the team is found below 60 % confirmance criteria . vehicle should meet at least a minimum of 80 percent Rule book and inspection sheet criteria.39 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book ANNEXURE Local Technical inspection rules / violation Penalties for 2013 • Names & contact details of Technical inspectors and their allotted colleges will be put on the official BAJA 2013 website by mid of Dec . • The teams failing to above timelines automatically gets eliminated out of the BAJA 2012 event.

• • Team representatives must be present during the comparison to discuss the design changes. Teams unable to submit welding samples of adequate quality. then a penalty of up to three hundred (300) points may be assessed against the design score • Any vehicles found unsafe at any given time of the event will not be allowed to run .The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. This impound time shall be 180 minutes per incident.bajasaeindia.40 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2013 Rule Book • • • • • Teams shall be penalized with a minimum deduction of 50 points subject to the any Design modifications done after the conclusion of Static event . (With Indian standards marks ) The Baja SAEINDIA Technical Committee reserve the right to impound any on-site registered vehicle at any time during a competition for failure to comply to the discipline of the event at all times.org 40 | P a g e . Any deviation from the kill switch specification would attract penalty of upto 200 points. This is in the interest of safety. (B) not supported by a detailed analysis or (C) have not been sufficiently documented. Extensive use of readymade subassemblies may invoke penalties. Any vehicle exhibiting handling or other vehicle dynamics that are deemed unstable by the technical inspectors will not be permitted to participate in the dynamic events. shall not be eligible to compete in any dynamic or endurance event. If the judges find that the design changes are (A) not significant. www. as defined below.

Any team performing any welding operation at site should do it in a defined area preferably with empty fuel tanks. Team may file a protest against professionally made vehicles with supporting evidence. including that the organizers reserving the right to refuse re-inspection. the complete team may be penalized as deemed fit by the organizers. inspection may be penalized as deemed fit by the st No one else will be permitted other than team members to work on vehicle if found so. The decision of the organizers in this regard will be final and binding on all parties. www.bajasaeindia. which may include disqualification. Teams which do not pass inspection at the 1 organizers.org 41 | P a g e . the team is likely to attract penalty / rejection as deemed fit by the organizers. Team members without authentic ID Cards will be liable for penalty as deemed fit by the organizers. Event timings shall be strictly adhered to.41 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book RECOMMENDATIONS OF CODE OF CONDUCT DURING BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 EVENT If a technical inspector at site finds the vehicle incomplete during his/her final technical level vehicle inspection.

org 42 | P a g e .42 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2013 Rule Book Virtual BAJA www.bajasaeindia.

) 2. shock absorber. camber. The teams would be judged on the following basis: 1. etc. knuckle design. steering geometry. etc. tie-rod length. wheel hub. Specifications (stopping distance.43 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2013 Rule Book Virtual BAJA SAEINDIA The Virtual BAJA SAEINDIA is a pre-qualifier to participation in the BAJA SAEINDIA event. Knowledge of rulebook 2. Human Ergonomics 4. Pre-Processing (framing the parameters. To design the complete CAD Model of the BAJA Vehicle. Materials Used 2. toe-out. travel. turning radius. etc.) 2. Post-Processing (result analysis.bajasaeindia. pedal force. 2. suspension travel. 3. caster. The teams are required to acquaint themselves with the technical guidelines and limits for the design of BAJA vehicle. To acquaint the teams completely with the objectives of the BAJA SAEINDIA event. changes in design. loads. Design Methodology 3. trailing arm design.) 4. Steering & Brakes 1. Design 1. A-arm.) www. constraints. 4. Extent of completion of vehicle design 2. etc. Suspension Design (wishbone. toe— in. damper mounting.) 3. etc. Finite Element Analysis 1. Project Plan 3. type of suspension. The design should be complete in all respects to the extent of being considered ready-for-manufacture. Compliance with rulebook 3. Suspension. drum brakes. The objectives of the Virtual BAJA Event are as follows: 1. Roll Cage Design 1.org 43 | P a g e . Chosen configuration (Disc. braking effort.

Design Validation Plan 6. joints. kill switch. Engine (engine spec. intake. Wheel Size (wheel mounting. acceleration. fuel lines. fuel system. Steering Design (geometry. Innovation 5.) 5. Ergonomics 4.) 3. Aesthetics 7. wheel size. Body & Electricals 1. The selection would be purely on the basis of merit and ONLY ONE TEAM PER COLLEGE shall be allowed on the basis of comparative merit. Weight (target) 2. mounting.bajasaeindia. braking circuit. traction. Transmission (chosen configuration. joint with final drive. Electrical System (safety. battery placement. Scoring Knowledge of rulebook 50 Project Plan 50 Design 200 Vehicle Completion 25 Design Methodology 25 www.) 2.org 44 | P a g e . DFMEA 4. engine coupling. exhaust design.) 5. routing etc. etc. transmission coupling etc. Safety 8.44 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2013 Rule Book 4.) 3. power. final drive to wheels. emission control. Power train 1. etc) 6. etc. the teams would be selected for participation in the main event. Vehicle Completion Date & Technical Inspection Date Based on the performance in the Virtual BAJA. max speed. turning radius. brake mounting. Brake Design (braking effort. power assistance etc.

www.bajasaeindia. Steering & Brakes 25 Power train 25 Body & Electrical 25 DFMEA 25 Safety 25 Innovation 50 Design Validation Plan 50 Total 400 The qualified teams would be required to submit the design report soon after the Virtual BAJA event.45 BAJA SAE INDIA® 2012 Rule Book Roll Cage Design 25 Suspension. Note: The Virtual BAJA is a pre-qualifier. thus. The design presented during the event shall be considered as final and the team shall be considered to proceed towards fabrication activity using the same design. the teams shall be penalized / disqualified if the fabricated vehicle does not exhibit correlation with the design report or if the teams fail to fabricate within the stipulated timeframe. no ranks or awards would be issued for the Virtual BAJA event.org 45 | P a g e . Failing this.

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