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16th January, 2013

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CONTENTS
Section 1 General Information Section 2 Vehicle Requirements and Restrictions Section 3 Roll Cage, Systems and Driver’s Equipment Requirements Section 4 Competition Procedures and Regulations Section 5 Technical Inspection Section 6 BAJA SAEINDIA Events Section 7 Appendices Appendix 01- Roll Cage Specification Sheet Appendix 02- Local Technical Inspection Rules Appendix 03- Code of Conduct Appendix 04- Virtual BAJA SAEINDIA Appendix 05- Design Report Format Appendix 06- Cost Report Format Appendix 07- Index Sheet for Process Cost Reference Appendix 08- Static Event Participation Sheet Appendix 09- BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 Scoring Appendix 10- BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 Awards Appendix 11- BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 Penalty Structure Appendix 12- BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 Contacts 3 4 14 38 41 46 55 55 56 58 59 62 64 67 68 69 70 71 72

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During the actual manufacturing and fabrication process. Master cylinder. The vehicle and associated documentation must be conceived. Seat frame. 2.1. (B) not supported by a detailed analysis or (C) have not been sufficiently documented. Extensive use of readymade subassemblies may invoke penalties. Also teams need to submit a list of facilities / equipments in operating condition with the college facilities which will be used to fabricate & assemble the vehicle as per design presented in virtual BAJA event. The decision of the organizers committee in this regard will be final. new drive train design or arrangement (gear ratio changes are NOT considered as drive train modifications). The College / Institute needs to have at least 1 year of SAE India Collegiate membership for becoming eligible to participate in BAJA SAEINDIA. Proof of manufacturing location will be essentially required to be furnished by the teams on-site upon being so asked for by the officials. may be penalized up to 400 points or even disqualified from the competition. Tie rod ends. If the judges find that the design changes are (A) not significant. www. List of pre-fabricated parts allowed are – Shock Absorber. Steering column. Steering gear box.org 3 | Page . Engine. Modifications are defined as. Wheel rims & Tires. spring.Section 1 – General Information 1.1 Student Created Undergraduate Engineering Student in India can participate in SAE BAJA 2013 event.3 Prefabricated Subassemblies These rules do not exclude the use of prefabricated or modified sub-assemblies.bajasaeindia. Vehicles. whose management gives an undertaking to allow them to use the workshop facilities. designed and fabricated by the team members without direct /indirect involvement from professional engineers. Brake calipers and brake holding assembly. faculty or professionals in the off-road and racing . 1. new suspension design. Only those teams. The registration fee would NOT be returned in such case. All other parts need to be fabricated in house & not allowed to outsource from professional manufactures/ designers. then a penalty of up to one hundred (100) points may be assessed against the design score.1. driver ergonomics and controls.2 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”. 3. Brake disc. Brake drum. Steering wheel. (A) posters or (B) report. As part of the design event. or both. Fuel tank & Exhaust system .complete assembly supplied from B&S to be used. 1.1. would be allowed to participate without exception. judges will evaluate the comparison documentation of the top ten teams. 1. the video clips that covers students working in college facility need to be furnished in CD-Format during the College Level Technical Inspection.1 Eligibility – Vehicles 1. Such teams are required to provide a comparison of their current design with their previous year’s design even if the current design is entirely new. but not limited to: New frame and/or roll cage design.2 Professional Fabrication Limits 1. The redesign/design document may be in the form of either. Extensive use of readymade subassemblies may invoke penalties. which have been professionally fabricated.

3 cm (6’3”) tall weighing 113. Eligible teams will have to pay the cost of engine & shipping as per SAE approved rate. 2.2. “GO-NO-GO” device is made available by the organizers at the Technical Inspection area during the On-Site Technical Inspection to check the width (Section 5). Please contact Briggs &Stratton and SAE INDIA if any team has trouble placing the engine order. Also. The vehicle must be capable of carrying one (1) person 190. 2. Three (3) wheeled vehicles are prohibited from the competition.56 cm (64 in) at its widest point: Mandatory Length : 274.1. All such notifications would be made available on the BAJA website.1 Briggs and Stratton Engine: 10 hp OHV Intake Since last year. at their own. then it can use the same engine for 2014 event provided its team qualifies the criteria of selection and is registered. Team pays for subsidized price and the shipping & handling charges. is not eligible to receive an engine in 2014.2 Engine Eligibility Colleges/Institutes will be eligible to receive and use a new Briggs & Stratton engine in their THIRD participation only. The teams may be asked to collect their engines from specified locations.2.bajasaeindia. It becomes eligible to receive a new engine only for the 2014 competition season if registered & qualified. Similarly if the college has participated in 2012 event but not in 2013 event. the teams are needed to arrange all the transit requirements as required by the Transportation & Insurance Authorities. Example: A college/institute that receives a new Briggs & Stratton engine in year 2011 for competition season of 2012 can participate in a Baja SAEINDIA event in 2012 & 2013 with the same engine.Vehicle Requirements and Restrictions 2.bajasaeindia. Example: A college/institute that receives an engine in 2011.1 Vehicle Configuration The vehicle must have four (4) or more wheels not in a straight line.2 Maximum Vehicle Dimensions Width : 162. but does not compete in a Baja SAEINDIA event in 2012.3 Eligible Teams . Engines are allocated on the basis of one engine per vehicle per two seasons of participation.2.org 4 | Page .org.32 cm (108 in) end to end: Recommended Vehicles exceeding the width will not be allowed to run in any event.Receiving New Engines Teams that are eligible to receive a new engine must order online upon completion of registering the team for a competition.4 kg (250 lb). 2. www.Section 2 . www. the Briggs & Stratton Corporation USA has generously provided engines to the BAJA SAEINDIA teams with charges.2 Required Engine 2. It means the same engine can be used for 2013 & 2014 provided its team qualifies the criteria of selection and is registered. 2.

3. 2. air cooled. all vehicles must use the same engine: a stock of four cycles. NOTE: Blueprinting (reworking an engine to a manufacturer’s exact specifications) is considered to be modification.New Engine having 3800 as the maximum rpm.2. crankshaft. Valve Lapping Valves may be lapped to ensure proper sealing.4 Valves A. 2. 2. 2.3 Engine Requirement and Restrictions To provide a uniform basis for the performance events. 2.1 Neither Briggs & Stratton nor SAE assume any responsibility for the delivery of engines. There is no special discount or purchase price for additional engines.4 Purchasing of Additional Briggs & Stratton Engines Teams may purchase additional Briggs & Stratton engines directly through their local Briggs & Stratton dealer.2 Piston Rings Only standard size original Briggs & Stratton piston rings may be used.2. 2.3. Intake angle must remain at 45 degrees. Transit Insurance can be separately born by team.Engine supplied in 2011 onwards.3. (maximum rpm to be set to 3800) 20S332 0036 . Briggs & Stratton OHV Intake Model.2. Valve Clearance Any valve clearance setting between tappet and valve stem – intake and exhaust may be set.3.1 Replacement Parts Only original equipment Briggs & Stratton replacement parts may be used. www. 2.5 Shafts and Rods Camshaft.3 Intake Ports No cleaning or removing of aluminium flashing from intake or exhaust ports may be done.3. B.org 5 | Page . connecting rod and flywheel must not be altered or modified. The following Briggs & Stratton engines are the only acceptable engines for the 2013 BAJA SAEINDIA competitions: Baja Acceptable Engines 20S232 1164 . exhaust angle must remain at 45 degrees.bajasaeindia.3.

re-jetting of the carburetor is prohibited. Idle Speed Any idle speed adjustment is allowed. Any damage on account of failure to comply with the instructions would have to be borne by the team. The filter should be located as close as possible to the engine. The supplied air hose may be shortened to a minimum of 152 mm (6.2.0 in).3.3.bajasaeindia. Before carrying any welding activity.3. A fresh air cleaner element & paper filter are required during On-site Technical Inspection-Engine at BAJA SAEINDIA 2013. 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. No other type of hose will be allowed. Any changes made to the air filter will have to pass Briggs & Stratton inspection. NOTE: Relocation of the air cleaner may decrease engine performance. but Briggs & Stratton parts must be used to relocate the air filter: remote kits. This is in the interest of safety. Carburettor Venturi Modification of carburettor venturi is prohibited. www. 2.3.3.6 Spark Plugs Only RC12YC spark plugs must be used. Briggs & Stratton recommends 1750 ± 100 rpm. The complete air intake system shall be located so that its extremities lie at least 100 mm within the perimeter of the vehicle. Carburettor This is a fixed carburettor.10 Air Cleaner The air intake system should use a Filter from Briggs and Stratton recommended source. 695329 – choke shaft and 699960 – air cleaner base (metal). 2.7 Armature Any armature air gap setting is allowed. No slotting or elongating of armature mounting holes to increase or retard ignition timing. This will prevent burning of wiring harness and HT Coil. Carburettor Float Carburettor float is non-adjustable and may not be re-adjusted. 2. A team may also add additional pre-filters (part number: 491435S) to the top of the air intake.8 Flywheel Rotation No flywheel rotation to advance or retard timing is permissible.9 Carburettor A. D. it is recommended that the spark plug cable is removed and battery terminal cables are disconnected. These parts must be included on the cost report.org 6 | Page . B. 2. The teams may be required to submit proof of purchase. The air intake may be relocated. C.

Governor area must be shielded from debris. Muffler & Exhaust system Since B&S Engine is supplied with pre mounted exhaust system.org 7 | Page .bajasaeindia. Random inspection of the governor may be conducted at any time. there is no need to change the mounting. The governor operation must remain free of obstructions at all times. Any attempt to defeat the engine governor so as to increase the engine speed grounds for immediate disqualification. Each governor will be set at the competition to a 3800 rpm or maximum speed.3. Details for GO GREEN Award will be separately put on the official BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 website. 2. concept model & system need to be separately worked out for presentation during the event.13 Alternator The engine is not configured for fitment with an external alternator to generate electrical energy. www. This year GO GREEN implementation on vehicle is not considered. This is in the interest of safety. Hence it is not permitted. B. C. Briggs & Stratton part number 697326 Control Cover may be used or some other part with equivalent features. hence CAT-CON or any other emission related changes are not required to be worked out and/or demonstrated.3. GOVERNOR SETTING: NOT TO EXCEED 3800 RPM. and shall be grounds for penalty or disqualification if not intact at the end of any event.14 Engine Governor Each engine is equipped with a governor. Exhaust system painting This is recommended but not compulsory. 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. 2. Electric start is not acceptable in any case even if it is from B&S standard parts. 2. a debris shield covering the exposed governor area is required. Exhaust system complete The complete exhaust system exhaust system shall be located such that its extremities lie at least 100 mm within the perimeter of the vehicle.11 Exhaust System A. Exhaust System – Durability Required The exhaust pipe and muffler must be completely intact and operational throughout the event.3. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of BAJA SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. Regarding GO GREEN Award. However. The stock configuration of fuel tank mounted to the engine is acceptable for debris management.3. including endurance event.2.12 Starter The Recoil Starter Rope may be extended to accommodate the driver starting the engine while being seated. if the fuel tank is to be remote mounted. D.

2. 2. If. 44 Ah 2. Teams without the approval may be penalized as per the decision of the Head of Baja Technical Committee. any modifications must be approved by the Technical Inspectors prior to the vehicle returning to the competition. the technical inspectors may debar the team from the dynamic events. www. reverse light & beeper. 2. The battery must be safely placed & concealed.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. data acquisitions. If employed. 2.15 Hybrid Electric Power Systems Hybrid electric power systems are specifically prohibited.3. Recommended Battery: 12 V. The power can be from the approved battery.5.3. a team receives an engine and at a later date decides not to participate.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.6 Component Failure In the event of a major component failure during the course of the event. brake light. Failing this. The top 10 vehicles in the Endurance Event will be checked for the same. safety items and other instrumentation). at its own expense. hydraulic accumulators must be at zero energy at the start of each event. Hydraulic power systems must be properly shielded and documentation of the shielding made available for review. It is expressly prohibited to operate the vehicle by using power from an on-board battery.1 Electronic Controls Electronic control of suspension and transmission systems is allowed.org 8 | Page . There should not be any positive contact with the exhaust unit of the fuel system. return the engine to SAE or Briggs & Stratton.5 Battery Requirements The battery/batteries can only provide power to accessories on the vehicle (horn.NOTE: The governor spring must be placed in hole # 6. 2. 2. it must. 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. for any reason.4 Engine Use Restriction Briggs & Stratton generously provides engines to the teams for the exclusive purpose of use on their BAJA SAEINIDA vehicle.bajasaeindia.

which is designed to fold or pivot.8 Transmission Teams are free to use any transmission. or (b) A hitch plate complying with the requirements of Section 2. lever and shifting mechanism are installed at such locations which will not be hindrance for driver and his safety.baja@bajasaeindia. The adapter for Engine & Transmission is to be designed and installed by students as per the type of transmission used.) to which a clevis can be centrally attached. 2. Reverse alarm is not mandatory however it is recommended to be installed for safety reason which shall operate when the reverse gear is engaged.bajasaeindia. 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. Queries regarding the engine and related peripherals may be addressed to engine.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. 2. www.10. such that maximum speed of the vehicle on a plain terrain is recommended to be no more than 60 km/hr in top gear. into a position where it will not affect anything during a front-end collision. No components/spares shall be installed without consulting B&S authorities or the organizer committee member.org 9 | Page . or as specified in the manual supplied by B&S.19.10 TOWING HITCH POINT Each vehicle must have towing hitch points at the front and rear. the teams may be charged for the repairs or for procuring a new engine in place of the damaged engine.10.1. however. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of BAJA SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. along its longitudinal centerline.9 Reverse Light and Alarm It is mandatory that each vehicle should be equipped with a reverse light (Amber color. 2.NOTE from B&S: B&S will Provide support.Teams can plan to install reverse gear for reverse drive of vehicle. visible at a minimum distance of 10 meters from vehicle).org. 2.2. Teams need to safely install gear shifting cables. Engine drive / output shaft side details are available on BAJA SAEINDIA official website. Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) are also permitted with appropriate shielding as in Sec 3.4 mm (1 in.

bajasaeindia.75 in.) Hole to tube Minimum clearance – 19.25.9.) Figure 3 2.0 mm (0.5 mm (0.4 mm (1 in.Figure 1 EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTABLE FRONT HITCH POINT Figure 2 EXAMPLES OF UNACCEPTABLE FRONT HITCH POINT (CUT-OUTS / PIVOTS) 2. www.54 cm (1 in.375 in.25.) high & have a minimum line width of 2.).) Radial clearance Maximum from hole .11 Vehicle Identification Each team is responsible to display its vehicle’s number as either a silhouette or stencil form cutout at least 203 mm (8 in.2 Rear Hitch Plate Requirements – Maximum and Minimum Towing plate Maximum thickness . This must form a pyramid shaped structure situated at the top of the vehicle.10.4 mm (1 in.) Hole diameter Minimum .org 10 | Page .

www. damaged or obscured may not be scored and may be black flagged.) high.bajasaeindia.1 Number Location These numbers must be affixed to the upper sides of the frame between the rear support and the rear roll hoop. If a vehicle’s numbers are illegible then it may not be scored.org 11 | Page .) and must strongly contrast with the background vehicle color. The numbers must be clearly visible from both the front and rear sides of the vehicle. The numbers must allow mud to shed during dynamic events. The numbers must be in the vertical plane of the side of the car and also on the rear of the vehicle on the plane containing the upper FABs (Fore/ Aft bracing) NOTE: Refer to Figure 4 for more clarity. Only stickers are allowed.54 cm (1 in.11.3 cm (4 in. missing. These numbers must be at least 20.Assigned numbers may be found on the Baja SAE India website in the “registered team list” after final registration. Vehicle Number – Body All vehicles must display their assigned number in block numerals on the front and both sides. Painted-on numbers or stencils/decals mounted flush to a body panel will not be allowed. have a minimum line width of 2. Figure 4 – Number and Logo Placement 2. cars with numbers that are hard to read.

Teams may display advertising from their vehicle’s sponsors.) high and 1 cm (0.3 Event Sponsor Logos Sponsor’s logos must be displayed in a prominent space on each side of the vehicle (as per Figure 4). at the firewall (Figure 4).2 College Name All vehicles must display their college name or initials. and above the head of the driver.2. Figure 5-Transponder It is the team captain’s responsibility to design a secure and safe mounting for the transponder at given location and acceptable method.bajasaeindia.1 One transponder will be provided to each team during the endurance event at no cost for the event purpose.11. These will be distributed during registration at the event site. The team caption is responsible for returning it.12 Transponders 2. Figure 6 Mounting bracket of sheet metal box of size 55 x 45 x 20mm to be attached/ weld from outside of SIM on Right side of vehicle. 2. at the centre of the side panels.11.) wide.4 in. in roman characters. SAE India logos would be provided to the teams at the event site only. 2. at the end of endurance run.5 cm (1 in. NOTE: Please refer to the paint and logo placement guidelines as annexed. www. provided it is in good taste and does not conflict with the vehicle’s number. on each side in characters at least 2. This is essential to use for endurance event for counting the laps during endurance run.12.org 12 | Page . These are required to be pasted on both sides of the vehicle.

(1) Orientation .4 in. (3) Unobstructed –No obstruction between the antenna on the bottom of the transponder and the ground. However Teams are advised to make a provision of box weld / attached of sheet metal /fiber /plastic of size 55 x 45 x 20 mm on Side Impact Member of frame. However if sheet metal box is used it should have cut out 10.bajasaeindia.2 cm (0. then the car will be black flagged for transponder repair. It’s essential to ensure the signal transmitted by transponder is read by timing system. The transponder must be mounted on the driver’s right side forward of the seat (2) Location –no more than 61 cm (24 in. relocation or replacement.12.org 13 | Page . Metal and carbon fiber may interrupt the transponder signal.) diameter opening from sensor side. so that the purpose of counting laps is not be defeated. for any reason.) above the track.12. Team & driver need to be carefully observing such flags & must respond promptly. The signal will normally transmit through fiberglass and plastic hence it is advice to use it.2.The bracket must be mounted vertical to the frame.3 Transponder Black Flag If. The transponder mounting requirements are: The provision for fitment of transponder is essential to fix it in right position so that it does not come out due to bumps or shaking of vehicle. a car’s transponder signal is not being received by the timing system.2 Transponder Mounting Each transponder as shown (Figure 5) is supplied on the last day of endurance event. Attaching the bracket with M4/M6 size with Pan / Flat head bolts with lock nuts or fix by strong wire is suggested. (4) Protection – Mount the transponder where it will be protected from obstacles. www. 2.

and hands.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. thighs. Teams may be penalized with a minimum deduction of 50 to the maximum of 200 points subject to the modifications done on vehicle. knees. Systems & Driver’s Equipment Requirements 3.3 ROLL CAGE 3. It should be large enough for accommodating hefty & tallest member participating in a team in driving position.Roll Cage. teams need to participate with the vehicle without any modifications/ improvements.3. All installations and construction are required to be intact as in approved condition by technical inspector. arms elbows. hips. DRIVER DEFINITION. www.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. 3.3.) of clearance from the envelope created by the structure of the car.org 14 | Page . The cage must be designed and fabricated to prevent any failure of the cage’s integrity. it is defined by the outside edges of the roll cage members less the padding installed.) clearance to the top of roll cage.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. and when a clearance for the driver is given. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. 1. NOTE : When minimal dimensions are given that is to the centerline of the members. This is in the interest of safety of all teams.Section 3 . shall have a minimum of 76 mm (3 in.bajasaeindia. The driver’s helmet to be 152 mm (6 in. 3. In case of any teams found doing changes/ modification in system will be disqualified/ penalized for such last minute changes in vehicle.1 Objective The purpose of the roll cage is to provide a minimal space surrounding the driver and to support all subsystems. The driver’s shoulders. 2.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. 3. No modifications in the design would be allowed after the conclusion of static events. torso.

org 15 | Page .) between supports. Roll cage members which are not straight must not extend longer than 711 mm (28 in.3. Small bend radii (<152 mm/ 6 in.bajasaeindia.18%. Primary members – NOTE: The primary members must conform to Section 3. Lateral Diagonal Bracing (LBD) Lower Frame side (LFS) Side Impact Member (SIM) Fore / Aft Bracing (FAB) Under seat Member (USM) All other required cross members. Final judgment rests with the Head BAJA Technical Committee.1 Elements of Roll Cage Roll cage must be space frame of tubular steel.120 in.89 mm (0. except where noted. NOTE: Required dimensions between roll cage members are defined by measurements between member centerlines.) unsupported.3. The required members of roll cage are – A.) and a wall thickness of 3 mm (0.035 in.) and a carbon content of at least 0. The minor angle between the two ends of a not-straight tube must not exceed 30°.4mm (1 in.) may NOT be longer than 71.) and min outside diameter 25.6.3. no tube should show any cracks or deformation.2 cm (6 in. No holes are allowed to be drilled on the roll cage tubing. Also. All Roll cage members having a bend radius > 15.). Secondary Members – NOTE: Secondary members must be steel tube having minimum wall thickness of 0.3 Roll Cage Structure 3. and are not considered to make a member not-straight.1.) at a supported end of a member are expected. www. [Circular steel tubing with an outside diameter of 25mm (1 in.] Rear Roll Hoop (RRH) Rear Hoop Overhead Members (RHO) Front Bracing Member (FBM) Lateral Cross Member (LC) Front Lateral Cross Member (FLC) B.1cm (28 in. Any tube used to mount safety belts.3.

The diagonal brace(s) must extend from one RRH vertical member to the other.54 cm (1 in) is needed to be welded at a convenient area on RRH so that it must not interfere with any body part and must not foul with any vehicle component (preferably rearwards). This is for the purpose of ascertaining the thickness of the Roll Cage Tubing. (Section 3. 3.6 cm (27 in.3. The RRH is substantially vertical. The driver and seat must be entirely forward of this panel. Lateral bracing may consist of more than one member.3. The driver’s seat may not intrude into the plane(s) of the RRH.) above the driver’s seat (H-point of driver).3) An extended portion of primary tube of length 2.) wide at 68.7 cm (5 in.12.bajasaeindia.3.6 cm (29 in. Figure 7 NOTE: The RRH will have an additional member for seat belt mounting. The RRH must be a minimum of 73. (Figure 8) The angle between LDB members and RRH vertical members must be greater than or equal to 20 deg.) vertically of point BR or BL and extend diagonally to a point no farther than 12. no break vertical members This may be one continuous hoop/tube.3. but may incline by up to 20 deg from vertical from points A to points B towards rear side in parallel with seat backrest.3.3 Rear Roll Hoop Lateral Diagonal Bracing (LDB) The RRH must be diagonally braced. and defines the back side of the roll cage. The RRH is made up of a maximum of four sections: two LCs at highest and lowest points and two continuous.7 cm (5 in. The top and bottom intersections of the LDB members and the RRH vertical members shall begin at a point along the vertical portion of the RRH within 12.2 Rear Roll Hoop (RRH) The RRH is a structural panel behind the driver’s back. www.org 16 | Page .) above point AR or AL respectively.

3.org 17 | Page .) radius circle which touches the seat bottom and the seat back. Points CR and CL must be at least 30.1 cm (4 in.Figure 8 3. This point on the seat is defined by the seat bottom intersection with a 10.) forward of a point. defined by the intersection of the RHO member and a vertical line rising from the after end of the seat bottom.4 Roll Hoop Overhead members (RHO) The forward ends of RHO members (intersection with the LC) define points CR and CL (Figure 10). (Figure 10) www.3.bajasaeindia.5 Lower Frame Side members (LFS) Lower frame side members defines the lower right & left edges of roll cage & joins RRH LC and the points forward of the driver’s heel to a front lateral cross member (FLC).5 cm (12 in. in the vehicle’s elevation view. Figure 9 Figure 10 3.3. The top edge of the template is exactly horizontal with respect to gravity.3.

From a side view. A bent tube cannot exceed 81. (The intention of this is to protect the driver’s feet from a tire intrusion). the bracing must be triangulated. The SIM must be between 20.9 Roll Hoop Bracing (FAB) The hoop must be braced on both right and left sides. The USM must be positioned in such a way to prevent the driver from passing through the plane of the LFS in the event of seat failure.org 18 | Page . The FBM must be continuous tubes. SIM and LFS (Figure 11). Figure 11 3. The angles of the triangulation must be minimum 20 degrees.) and 35.) (as measured vertically) above the area of the seat in contact with the driver (Figure 9). with no break) must join RHO.) between attachment points.6 Side Impact members (SIM) The two Side Impact Members define a horizontal mid-plane within the roll cage. The lower Front Bracing Members (FBM LOW) must join points AF to points SF.6 cm (14 in.8 Front Bracing members (FBM) Front bracing members (continuous. These members are joined to the RRH at points S and extend horizontally to points SF forward of the driver’s toes (Figure 10). If the LC between SF R.6 cm (40 in.3. with the maximum length of 101. NOTE: Every driver’s feet must be behind the plane created by points AF RL and SF RL.3 cm (8 in.3. The USM must pass directly below the driver where the template in RC3 intersects the seat bottom.3.3 cm (32 in.3. 3.3. L is below the driver’s toes then an additional LC must run between the FBM members above the driver’s toes.3.3. The angle between the FBMUP and the vertical must be less than or equal to 45 degrees.7 Under Seat Member (USM) The two LFS members must be joined by the Under Seat Members.bajasaeindia.) between attachment points. 3. The upper Front Bracing Members (FBM UP) must join points C on the RHO to the SIM at or behind points SF.3.3. www.

org 19 | Page .5 Butt Joints All butt joints within any of the elements on the roll cage listed in section 3. Right .e.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. external sleeves are not allowed). www.13 in.4 RHO/FBM Gusseting If the RHO and FBM are not fabricated from a continuous tube.2.3. 3. NOTE: Only students are to perform welding on the as-built vehicle i.6 Weld Confirmation Checks Teams must conduct weld confirmation testing for each welder that welds their vehicle roll cage.e. a length of at least two times the diameter.4 and 3.3. 3. 3.bajasaeindia.e.3.2mm (0.3.gusseting is required at point C. The bracing must be triangulated and connect back to the RRH below the SIM. must extend into each side of the sleeved joint.3.3.3. 3.3. Front bracing must be attached as close as possible to the top of the roll cage (point C). 3.3.3.) The gussets shall be welded to the sides of the tubes and not directly in the plane of the tubes making up each joint (Figure 12).3.3. Figure 12 Left .8) must be reinforced with a welded sleeve. be triangular from a side view.3. the vehicle presented at technical inspection and roll cage welders i.9. The sleeve must be designed to tightly fit on the inside on the joint being reinforced (i.3. Gussets shall be made of steel plate.1 (excluding the required no break members described in 3. have length at least 3 times the tube diameter and have a minimum thickness of 3.1 Front Bracing If front bracing is used it must connect FBM up. a gusset is required at point C. 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 at college level.9.3.where gusseting would not be required at point C. LFS and the SIM.3.

Teams unable to submit welding samples of adequate quality. The sample should be sectioned along the length of tube to reveal adequate and uniform weld penetration (Figure 13c). the length of each tube to be determined by the team. as defined below. www. 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. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of BAJA SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. should be subject to destructive testing causing the joint to fail to which indicates superior weld strength with respect to the base material.bajasaeindia. (Figure13a) 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 (Figure 13b).Each team must submit two (2) samples for each roll cage welder. All the teams need to take 10 min video shoot while 1) fabricating frame & 2) assembly of complete vehicle with the college premise & covering other facilities of college & team student working on vehicle. 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. This must be submitted during Technical Inspection at college level. shall not be eligible to compete in any dynamic or endurance event. processes and roll cage material.org 20 | Page . 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: Sample 1 – Destructive Testing: A structure made up of roll cage tubing welded at a 90 degree angle. (a) (b) Figure 13 (c) 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.

18%.). Invoices or other evidence of the properties of the roll cage materials must be attached to the calculations.1 The material used for the Primary Roll Cage Members must be: A.) and a carbon content of 0.) must be provided from the helmet top of the team’s tallest driver to the bottom of the roll cage top tubes or members.6 Roll Cage & Bracing Materials 3. OR B. Calculations must be presented at Technical Inspection which proves sufficient bending stiffness and bending strength. padded with a closed cell foam (density of 50 -100 kg/m^3).062 in. then no need to include a separate one. Figure 14 3.120 in.) away from the helmet in the uncompressed state.Minimum thickness=3. Circular steel tubing with an outside diameter of 25mm (1 in.5 Driver Head Clearance Minimum driver head clearance=104. The wall thickness must be at least 1.).) and a wall thickness of 3 mm (0.4 Head Restraint A head restraint must be provided on the driver seat / fire wall to limit rearward motion of the head in case of an accident.bajasaeindia. 3. Calculations must be performed using three significant figures to the nominal tube sizes as specified by the invoice.57 mm (0.) and a wall thickness of 3 mm (0.3.6. above the seating surface to the bottom of the upper roll cage tubes measured vertically using the template in Figure 14.8 cm (1. located no more than 2. A steel tube with bending stiffness and bending strength exceeding that of circular steel tubing with an outside diameter of 25mm (1 in. cm (36 sq in.5 in.) and a carbon content of at least 0.org 21 | Page . Minimum vertical clearance=15. www. NOTE: If the head restraint is already a part of the seat.1 cm (41 in.). Minimum area=232 sq.120 in.18%. regardless of material or section size. The head restraint must meet the above requirements for all drivers.).2 cm (6 in.5 cm (1 in. All calculations must be in SI units.

Bending stiffness is considered to be proportional to the product EI where: E I : : Modulus of elasticity (205 GPa for all steels) Second moment of area for the structural cross section Bending strength is given by: where: Sy C : : 𝑆𝑦𝐼 𝐶 Yield strength (365 MPa for 1018 steel) Distance from neutral axis to extreme fiber 3. Appendix 1) at Technical Inspection.2 cm (0. and with no gap between the faces greater than 0. Inspectors shall measure this dimension as per the Technical Inspection Sheet.bajasaeindia.6. parallel and on each side of the tubing to which they are welded. crew. judging or competition impact or roll over.).07 mm (0.3. which would be contacted by the driver.9 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. clamps. sheet stock.003 in. All sharp edges which might endanger the driver. This includes brackets. While procuring tube one should get copy of tube specification and also ensure this is certified from local laboratory. Tubing held by bolts must be reinforced such that the area through which the bolt passes cannot be compressed from tightening or impact. Both copies must be presented during Tech Inspection at College level and Final Check at event site. www. zip ties or other features accessible during servicing. fastener ends.7 Roll Cage Specification Sheet: Each team must present a completed BAJA SAEINDIA Roll Cage Specification Sheet (Sec 7. having a welded length of at least twice (2X) the diameter of the adjoined. (C) Tab mounts must be dual. 3.2 The bending stiffness and bending strength must be calculated about a neutral axis that gives the minimum values. Any vehicle not meeting this requirement shall not be allowed to take part in any events.5 in. made of the same material type. (B) Flange mounts must be twice (2X) the diameter of the attached tubing. gussets. officials and safety staff must be eliminated by shielding and/or padding. flush mated.8 Roll Cage Padding Any portion of the roll cage. 3. NOTE: Latest Material Specification Check Report is essential for used material. must be covered by a resilient foam material such as Polyethylene® (pipe insulation) with a minimum thickness of 1. They must be properly welded to each tubing part to be joined.).org 22 | Page .

Exit time begins with the driver in the fully seated position. Instead.020 in. Shielding must meet guarding requirements.508 mm (0. (B) Splash shields/ Drip Pan must prevent fuel from being poured anywhere in the cockpit area during fuelling.3. This shielding must be made of metal. Recliner Seats are not allowed.2 Firewall A firewall between the cockpit and the engine and fuel tank compartment is mandatory. (See rule 3. (F) The exhaust must not exit towards the driver and must be shielded. It must cover the area between the lower and upper lateral cross member. Cutouts in the firewall are allowed. This firewall must be metal.10 COCKPIT 3. . at least 0. (G) There must be a place to mount the Technical Inspection sticker (30cm x 30cm or 12 in x 12 in) on the RRH. Side Impact Members and the seat must be maintained. cushioning or padding attached to the frame and/or firewall will not be accepted as a seat. (See rule 3.10. Front or Mid-engine Cars If the engine is not placed in the rear of the vehicle.19.) between the firewall. then a firewall is not required to cover the area between the RRH lateral cross members. The use of commercially available rally seats is highly recommended.10.org 23 | Page . The load shall not be transferred to the firewall or any other member except those supporting the seat clearance of 75 mm (3in. (E) Driver must be able to still egress from either side of the vehicle. 3. (D) All engine compartment venting must be directed away from driver area. www.1 “Power train Guards”).1 Driver’s Seat The use of a driver seat is mandatory. The seat shall be fastened to the frame and shall support the entire body of the driver (full torso and head).3 “Spill Prevention”) (C) Engine must be completely enclosed and protect the driver in the event of an engine failure. The firewall is recommended to be behind the RRH. It must be located on the driver’s right side above the shoulders in easy view of track workers.16. hands in driving position on the connected steering wheel. 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.bajasaeindia. but they need to have grommets or boots that prevent large amounts of fuel from getting into the cockpit. Driver Exit Time All drivers must be able to exit on either side of the vehicle within five (5) seconds. and wearing the required driver equipment. NOTE: Engine enclosures must prevent fuel from spilling onto driver area during any vehicle upset.) thick. Exit time will stop when the driver has both feet on the ground.

The shielding must prevent the driver’s legs and feet (completely within the roll cage). The panels must be mounted securely to the frame using sound engineering practices NOTE: Zip ties and Velcro are not acceptable.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.com/m/c/01-171.1 Kill Switch – Type The kill switch must be one of the following types: a) 01-171 Ski-Doo kill switch available at http://www.25 in. No gaps can exist that are larger than 6. No gaps can exist that are larger than 6. metal or similar material.mfgsupply.com/index.25 in. so the driver cannot contact the ground and is protected from debris while seated normally. fiberglass. Rotary switches or Pull-to-Off type switches are not allowed. All steering or suspension links exposed in the cockpit must be shielded with metal. Kill switch which operates by “Push-to-Off” is only allowed to use on Baja Vehicle.).parkeryamaha.). 3. or becoming entangled during operation or a failure.3 Belly Pan and Leg/ Foot Shielding The cockpit should be fitted with a belly pan (minimum length being the cockpit). 3.35 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.org 24 | Page . They must be designed to prevent debris and foreign object intrusion into the driver compartment. 3. However Brake light. from coming in contact.10.10.asp?PageAction=PRODSEARCH&txtSearch=27-0152&Page=1 c) A Stock Polaris # 4110106 www. These panels must be made of plastic.10. Reverse light and Reverse Alarm should not be switched off by use of Kill switch.4.35 mm (0.bajasaeindia.html?id=UxSI4Vzn b) AfterMarketWPS#27-0152 or 27-0124 http://www.

and behind the plane of the main roll hoop (Figure 17 & 18). (With ISI mark) 3.Schematic for Kill Switch Mounting The Kill switch is primarily safety device to stop engine in case of fire or any type of accident. (b) External Switch – The external switch must be mounted on the driver’s right side of the vehicle. 16 . The switch may not be mounted on a removable steering wheel assembly.The machined block Fig.The welded metal tabs Fig.org 25 | Page . 17 . on a panel perpendicular to the firewall between RRH and Rear Bracing within the red area.8 mm (7 in. engine should not get start. Hence any deviation from the kill switch specification will not pass technical inspection & team will be disqualified. The final authority of suitability of any other kill switch is left to the discretion of the Technical inspectors. NOTE: In case of either/ both switches in close condition. Fig. 15 . www.4.Sample Mountings NOTE: The kill switches need to be mounted (bolted or riveted) using the outer cases.) vertically below point BR.bajasaeindia. The switch must be within easy reach of track workers. The switch cannot be more than 177. If they are mounted using adhesive on the back cover the switch will fail constraining the switch. The team and track volunteer at event will be required to follow unique convention of stopping engine in such case only by following up “Push-To-Off”.10.2 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. 18 .Mounting illustration in vehicle Fig.

5/16. blocks of wood) to either the control surfaces or to the driver in order to operate the vehicle.bajasaeindia. However.) wide lap belt and approximately 76 mm (3 in. 3. preventing the lap belt from riding up along the driver’s torso.1 Throttle Extensions Teams may not add any type of extension (e.org 26 | Page . “Y”-type shoulder straps are not allowed).5 Fire Extinguisher – Size and Location Each vehicle must have two identical fire extinguishers (minimum capacity = 1 liter) with an ISI rating.6 Throttle Only foot operated throttle controls are allowed.6.3 Safety Harness Expiration The material of all straps must be Nylon or Dacron polyester and in new or perfect condition.3. it is strongly recommended to use a 5 point restraint harness meeting the following specifications. A five-point system consists of a 76 mm (3 in. 3.) wide shoulder harness straps. All driver restraint systems must meet either SFI Specification 16. Cars having hand operated throttle will not be allowed to start any event.10.e.g. 3. Fire extinguishers must be labeled with College name and vehicle number. A wide-open throttle stop must be mounted at the pedal. The belts must bear the appropriate dated labels.2 Release Mechanism All belts must join with a single metal-to-metal quick release lever type buckle.1 or FIA specification 8853/98 or ISI marks.10. 3. The team should show the SFI rating during inspection.10.11. along with a fifth (anti-submarine) belt must be worn between the legs. 3. All fire extinguishers must be equipped with a 2012 manufacturer installed with dial pressure gauge. The restraint system installation is subject to approval of the Technical Inspector. The gauge must be readable by the Technical Inspectors.11. One must be mounted in the cockpit below the driver’s head. Only separate shoulder straps are permitted (i.11. The second must be brought to technical inspection with mounting accessories.12 Shoulder Harness The shoulder harness must be the over-the-shoulder type.11 DRIVER RESTRAINT 3.1 Minimum Four Strap System Required All drivers must use a minimum of a four (4) strap restraint harness. No more than a finger width gap between the belts and the driver will be allowed when the belt is pulled. if required along with the bill. and on 1st Jan of the competition year be no more than three years old. www. No cam-lock systems are allowed. with the top half above the side impact member on the right side of the firewall and be easily accessible by course workers. 3.

12.Lap belt specification Fig.3 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 Rule 3. The straps shall not pass through anything that will cause the center distance to be less than 178 mm (7 in.Vertical Location Fig. (Figure 19) Fig.1 Vertical Location The shoulder belts must NOT be mounted above the shoulder level.) below the perpendicular from the spine to the seat back at the shoulder level. Lateral motion of the belts along their mounting tube must be restrained (Figure 23).bajasaeindia.2 Lateral Spacing The shoulder harness mounting points must be between 178 mm (7 in.3.) and 229mm (9 in.org 27 | Page . 19 . The firewall may be pocketed to facilitate this. The firewall must protect the entire shoulder belt. It should run directly from mounting to driver’s shoulder without twist & redirection by any part of vehicle. as long as no open gaps result.3.3. Shoulder belt must be entirely on cockpit side of fire wall and be protected by fire wall. and must be no more than 102 mm (4 in.) apart (Figure 19).1.) from center to center of the strap. 20 .) apart center to center. 21 . (Figure 20) 3. 22 – Lap Belt Anchoring Method 3.12. The straps shall not pass over anything that causes them to be more than 229 mm (9 in. the shoulder belts must be www.12.Distance of shoulder point Fig. In any case.

3. In side view.org 28 | Page . This means that the centerline of the lap belt at the seat bottom should be approximately 76 mm (3 in. Figure 23 3.5 in. 5) Where the harness tab mounts to the frame tabs.3 mm thick (0.) forward of the seat back to seat bottom junction (see Figure 21). 21).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. To fit drivers of differing statures correctly. in side view.laterally constrained when passed through the seat. (See Figure 22) 2) The frame tabs that accept the lap belt tabs shall be no less than 2.90 in. The lap belts should not be routed over the sides of the seat.bajasaeindia.) 3) The tabs mounted to the frame to accept the lap belt tabs shall have no less than 38 mm(1. www.5 in. Under no condition may the lap belt be worn over the area of the intestines or abdomen.13 Lap & Anti-Submarine Belts The lap belt must pass around the pelvic area below the Anterior Superior Iliac Spines (hip bones) (Fig. the lap belt must be at an angle of between 45 degrees and 65 degrees to the horizontal. the lap / anti-submarine belts must be capable of pivoting freely by using either a shouldered bolt or an eye bolt attachment (Figure 22). Mounting lap belts by wrapping them around frame tubes is no longer acceptable unlike the case of Shoulder Harness.) of material in the radial direction from the edge of the mounting bolt hole to the closest outside edge of the mounting tab. 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.) of weld length where mounted to the frame 4) These tabs shall have no less than 64 mm (2. The height of the tab is free. The mount should not exhibit noticeable deformation when pulled on during 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.13. but ultimately subject to the judgment of the Technical Inspectors.

14. 3.NOTE: If the belts do not have enough adjustment capacity or improperly fitted. in a way that the driver’s hands do not come out of the cockpit. Wheel ends should be connected with flexible pipe only. 3. 3. Figure 24 3. and on 1st Jan of the competition year be no more than three years old.3 are allowed. Braking on a jackshaft or through an intermediate reduction stage is prohibited. the driver’s arms must be kept within the limits of the cockpit. The arm restraints must independently connect to the safety belts. The determination of whether or not a brake light meets the required standards.: SAE IPRSTM) or if it is not rated as per SAE J759. The brake light must be mounted at a minimum of 1 meter (40 in.g. The final decision in this regard rests with the technical committee head. the vehicle will not be cleared for Technical Inspection.) above the ground. Both the independent brakesystems may be actuated by a tandem master cylinder and safely stop the vehicle at max speed of 45kmph or above.: OEM brake light assemblies)/ AIS and ISI rated brake lights are also permitted.org 29 | Page . Loosely hanging / pipes located by using ties / tapes etc shall not be permitted. without exception. The brake system must be capable of locking ALL FOUR wheels in a static condition and dynamically on pavement AND an unpaved surface. This is in the interest of safety of vehicle & team. www.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. till a distance of 10 meters. All rigid brake pipes must be mounted securely along the roll cage / other members as required.2 Brake Light The vehicle must be equipped with a red brake light whose lens must be marked with an SAE “S” or “U” rating (i. it must be equal to or exceed these standards (e.15 BRAKING SYSTEM 3. The bleed point location must lie on top of the caliper cylinders. The pedal must directly actuate the master cylinder (no cables are allowed). Vehicles not meeting this requirement will not clear technical Inspection.bajasaeindia. The brake(s) on the driven axle must operate through the final drive. Each hydraulic system shall have its own fluid reserve either through separate reservoirs or by the use of a dammed.15. Light must be mounted such that it shines parallel to the ground. OEM-style reservoir. Use of OEM Brake lines is recommended.14 Arm Restraints In the event of a rollover. Inboard braking through universal joints is permitted. Only commercially available arm restraints meeting SFI 3. Arm restraints must be securely fastened to the driver restraint system. NOTE: Plastic brake lines are not allowed.e.15. not at an angle.1 Arm Restraint – Expiration The belts must bear the appropriate dated labels.

3.1 System Location The entire fuel system must be located within the roll cage envelope such that it is protected from impact. 3.org 30 | Page .5 in.4 Spill Prevention Drain Material The drains must be either fuel line material. Tubing that is weakened or dissolved by fuel are unsafe and will not be permitted. Quality. 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). 3.16.53 mm (0.16 FUEL SYSTEM 3.16.5 liter) is permitted on the vehicle which is supplied & mounted along with B&S Engine. A shake resistant Drip Pan below the fuel tank is must.) 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.3 Spill Prevention: Drip Pan / Splash Shield A drip pan that is at least 203. Figure 25: Approved illustrations for a spill/splash shield and working.3. www.) – this includes bolts with a hole drilled in the center used as a fitting.2 mm (8 in. it is highly recommended that a threaded and barbed fitting be used at the point where the drain line connects to the drip pan. At no point in the drain system (the drain lines and any associated fittings) will the inner diameter be constricted to less than 9.16.bajasaeindia. If tubing is used. The tank mountings are done along with B&S engine and need not to be changed. Drip Pan is invariably also called as Splash Shield for its added functionality of preventing fuel being accidently spilled directly on engine or exhaust while re-fuelling or during the driving on tilt.2 Fuel Tank A single fuel tank (maximum capacity = 4.) in diameter or equivalent area and have sides of at least 38 mm (1. other pipe or tubing suitable for transferring fuel.375 in. cleanliness of fuel tanks is important from both safety & engine working point of view.16.

The addition of nitrogen bearing additives. Any vehicle failing to comply this test shall not be allowed to start any dynamic event. The gasoline may contain anti-oxidants.2 “Competition Fuel Supply “. does not have any holes and prevents fuel from spilling.75 for leaded gasoline or 0. Teams must ensure that the filler cap gasket does not breakdown in fuel. or additives designed to liberate oxygen is strictly prohibited. Specific gravity should not exceed 0. See Section 4.16. 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. Figure 27.80 for unleaded gasoline when measured at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. corrosion inhibitors. or lead alkyl compounds such as tetra-ethyl lead.6 Fuel The only fuel permitted is automotive gasoline consisting of hydrocarbon compounds. Compliance shall be checked and any vehicle failing to comply shall not be allowed to start any dynamic event.5 Filler Cap A standard Briggs and Stratton gas cap with a built in check valve (Part # 792647) is required.2. metal deactivators. Compliance is mandatory.Tilt Test Layout (45⁰) 3.Figure 26: The above spill/splash shield is NOT acceptable Fuel spill prevention shall be checked by a 45 degree tilt test at the technical inspection site or any point of time during the event with fuel tank filled completely with fuel. The cap must not come loose during dynamic events or allow fuel to spill out even vehicle is tilted over banking. www.bajasaeindia. In case of such spill over observed all spill over fuel must get drain off through drip pan & drain pipe to ground.16. 3.org 31 | Page .

18.bajasaeindia.2 Tie Rod Protection The tie rods of all vehicles must be protected from frontal impact.1 Lock Wire Procedure Detail EXAMPLE: A team using a custom hub with an OEM rotor must meet the locking requirements.17. 3. but a team using an OEM hub and OEM rotor would be exempt.17. www.1. Compliance shall be checked and any vehicle failing to comply shall not be allowed to start any dynamic event.17 STEERING & SUSPENSION SYSTEMS 3. depending on the design and installation.18.1 Fasteners All fasteners used in the systems designated in Section 3. cotter nuts or safety wired bolts (in blind applications).org 32 | Page . Figure 28 3. at the technical inspector’s discretion.18 must be captive. Lock washers or thread sealant do not meet this requirement.3. defined as requiring NYLON locknuts.3 Handlebar steering Handlebar operated steering system is specifically prohibited.18 FASTENERS 3. No straps or cables are allowed. A bumper may be required.1 Wheel Stops All vehicles must be equipped with positive wheel lock-to-lock stops.17. full rebound and all points in between. Wheel stops must function at full jounce. 3. These stops must mounted external to the steering gear and must be located on the non-rotating parts like knuckle/ uprights. 3. Adjustable tie rod ends must be constrained with a jam nut to prevent loosening.

The above figure illustrates the procedure for using lock wire: A. Above illustrations assume right hand threads. B. No more than three (3) bolts may be safe-tied together. C. Bolt heads may be safe-tied as shown only when the female thread receiver is captive, or the nuts meet previous lock nut requirements. D. Nuts (pre-drilled) may be safe-tied in similar fashion to the illustrations with the following conditions: 1. Nuts are heat-treated. 2. Nuts are “factory drilled” for use with lock wire. E. Lock wire MUST fill a minimum of 75% of the drilled hole provided for the use of lock wire. F. Lock wire must be aircraft quality stainless steel of 0.508 mm, 0.813mm, or 1.067mm diameter (0.020 in., 0.032 in., or 0.042 in. diameter). Diameter of lock wire is determined by the thread size of the fastener to be satisfied: 1. Thread sizes of ¼” and smaller use 0 020” wire 2. Thread sized of ¼” to ½” use 0 032” wire 3. Thread sizes > ½” use 0 042” wire 4. The larger wire may be used in smaller bolts in cases of convenience, but smaller wire must not be used in larger fastener sizes.

3.18.2 Fastener Grade Requirements
All bolts used in the systems designated in Section 3.18 must meet SAE grade 5, metric grade M8.8 or AN military specifications. See Figures below. Acceptable SAE Bolt Grades:

Figure 29 (a)

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Acceptable Military Specification Bolt Grades:

3.18.3 Thread Exposure

Figure 29 (b)

All threaded fasteners used in the systems designated in Section 3.18 must have at least two (2) threads . Compliance shall be checked 100% and failing to comply shall not be qualifying for technical clearance.

3.18.4 Socket Head Cap Screws
Socket head cap screws, also known as “internal wrenching bolts” or “Allen head bolts” used, must meet one of the following requirements: 1) The bolt head is clearly marked with the letters “N S”, “12.9”, or “10.9” indicating a military /aircraft or high-strength metric fastener. No other markings will be accepted. 2) Proper documentation is supplied, which must include a purchase receipt, and manufacturer’s documentation indicating the bolt strength

3.18.5 Single Shear Connections
All tie rods in single shear must have a factory steel safety washer. Ball joints are the only exception. (Figure 32)

3.18.5.1 Tie Rods
All tie rods in single shear must have a factory steel safety washer.
Rod end threaded into threaded tube adapter.

Safety Washer

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3.18.5.2 Ball Joints
Any commercially manufactured ball joints or rod ends with studs are allowed. Student manufactured ball joints or rod ends with studs are specifically prohibited.

3.19 GUARDS 3.19.1 Power train Guards
All rotating parts must be shielded to prevent injury to the driver or bystanders should the component fly apart due to centrifugal force. They must be mounted with sound engineering practice, in order to resist vibration. They must be either (a) made of AISI 1010 steel at least 1.524 mm (0.06 inch) thick or (b) a material having equivalent energy absorption at rupture per unit width of shield. Equivalency calculations for the alternative material must meet the following requirements: All calculations must be shown in SI units. Calculations must use the following material properties for the AISI 1010 steel: Yield Strength = 305 MPa, Ultimate Strength = 365 MPa, Elongation at Break = 20.0%, Modulus of Elasticity = 205 GPa. Documentation from the material manufacturer showing the Ultimate Strength, Elongation at Break, and Modulus of Elasticity of the alternative material must be provided. 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, where strain = elongation at break (Figure 31).

Figure 31 If a fiber reinforced composite material is used, then a stress strain curve must be provided for worst-case tensile loading. Additionally, the curve for the composite material must be specific to the matrix and manufacturing methods used. Compliance shall be checked and any reinforced composite material must be 3.175 mm (0.125 inch) thick. 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) ≤ (Area under curve for alternative material x Thickness)

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Side Shields 3.org 36 | Page .2 Clothing Drivers must wear appropriate clothing. SA 2005.1 Helmet.20 DRIVER EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 3.19. ISI marks. The upper garment must have a factory label showing it is SFI rated. and a long sleeved SFI/ ISI rated upper garment.19. 3.1 Side Shields Side shields must prevent fingers from getting caught in any rotating part. British Standards Institution BS 6658-85 types A or A/FR. MOTOCROSS STYLE Figure 33 No Street Bikes Style HELMETS Figure 34 www.1. socks. A complete cover around the engine and drive-train will be acceptable. Goggles must incorporate the use of tear-offs or roll-off systems.Figure 32 . FIA rated or fire resistant. 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. gloves. 3. and on 1st Jan of competition year be no older than 3years. All restraints must bear appropriate dated labels. shoes.bajasaeindia.20. including long pants (cotton/ Nomex).

This combination of helmet/collar system is prohibited. Horseshoe collars are not allowed (Figure 36). and on 1st Jan of the competition year be no more than three years old. RCI.3 rated (Figure 35). Simpson. This rule has no exceptions and it will be strictly enforced. Any non-specification helmets will be confiscated until after the competition. GForce. The neck support must be a full circle (360°) and SFI 3. WARNING: Some Motor-Cross helmets have extended chin guards that will not contact the required neck collars when the head is flexed forward. Helmets certified to other rating systems may not be worn. a neck support/collar must be worn. No compromise with Safety of driver. Neck support must bear the appropriate dated labels. www.bajasaeindia. Deist or Leaf Racing Products supply neck collars that meet this requirement.Permitted Figure 35 Not Permitted Figure 36 In addition to the helmet.org 37 | Page .

1 Drivers Meetings All team members identified as drivers and their support personnel MUST attend all drivers meetings.1 RULES CLARIFICATION AND PROTESTS 4. 4.2.2.2.bajasaeindia. NOTE: Please keep in mind that final operating approval of a BAJA SAEINDIA vehicle can only be given at the competition venue by the National Technical Inspectors. Teams may not protest rule interpretations or actions that have not caused them any substantive damage.1. 4.1 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. In order to have a protest considered.Competition Procedures and Regulations 4.org . 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. Any violations of this rule will be subjected to severe penalties. www.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: bajatechfaq@gmail. a team must post a twenty-five (25) point protest bond which will be forfeited if their protest is rejected.2 Protests Any objection/matter must be brought to the notice of the organizers or SAE INDIA staff’s attention for an informal preliminary review before a protest can be filed. The decision of the competition protest committee or National Technical Inspectors regarding any protest is final.1.com . A fire extinguisher must be in hand whenever a vehicle is being refueled.2.2 Competition Fuel Supply Fuel at the competition will either (1) be provided by the organizers or (2) the organizers will specify acceptable fuel providers.bajasaeindia.2 COMPETITION PROCEDURES AND REGULATION (GENERAL) 4. 4.org 38 | Page . 4.Section 4 . Questions and answers will be posted on the Baja SAE India website at: www.

Recalled engines will not be returned and will be inspected at B&S’s facilities to confirm compliance with the rules.3.4 Engine Recall Option The organizers and SAE India may.2. Drivers must wear all of the equipment specified such as seatbelts. at the discretion of the Technical Inspectors. The walking speed rule will be strictly enforced and point penalties will be assessed for violations.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. required clothing and a properly fastened restraint system at all times when the vehicle is running in any event or on the test track. including impounding the vehicle for a specific period of time.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.4.1 Sportsmanship Good conduct and compliance with the rules are requirements for every team member. 4. wrist restraints.bajasaeindia.2.2.5 Driving Restrictions When a vehicle is driven anywhere except the practice area or competition events.SITE LOCATION MAY BE EXPELLED FROM THE COMPETITION. 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.2 through 2.2.4 shall receive zero points (0) for all dynamic competition events completed during the day on which the inspection was performed. at their sole option. Owing to any unsportsmanlike conduct which can include arguments with officials. 2. 2. 1. DRIVING OFF-SITE IS ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED. recall the engine from any vehicle in the competition in exchange for a new B&S engine. the course lengths or any special conditions unique to the site. goggles. disobedience of official instructions and the use of abusive or threatening language to any official or other participant. helmets. it must move at walking speed with a team member walking along side at a normal walking pace. TEAMS FOUND TO HAVE DRIVEN THEIR VEHICLE AT AN OFF. www. Under no circumstances may anyone other than the driver ride on a vehicle.2.org 39 | Page . 4. 4.2.3 Rules of Conduct 4. Any vehicle found to have: (1) a drive-train configuration not matching the Drivetrain Certification Form submitted during technical inspection or (2) an engine in violation of rules Sections 2. the organizer is authorized to impose an appropriate penalty. Drivers not wearing the proper equipment will not be permitted to drive.3. 4.

weapons of any type and illegal materials are prohibited at the Baja SAE India site during the competition.4 Safety – Team Responsibility Safety is the primary consideration in the design of BAJA SAEINDIA vehicles and the conduct of the competitions. 4. Spectators may not drink alcoholic beverages at any event location. faculty and volunteers are expected to help inform the spectators of the safety rules and help restrict spectators to the spectator areas. Spectators who fail to strictly control their children will be asked to leave the site. not just the individual(s) involved. www.3.5 Spectator Rules The competitors. Failure to clean the premises will result in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.2 Alcohol and Illegal Material Alcoholic beverages. firearms. Competitors and spectators are encouraged to police their areas after meals.org 40 | Page . The teams are required to maintain the code of conduct throughout the event. 4.bajasaeindia. failing which they may have to face point penalties or even disqualification. Disruptive parties either on or off-site should be prevented by the faculty advisor. No claims regarding these shall be entertained by the organizers. Note: All teams. spectators and faculty members are responsible for the safety of their own. their vehicles and belongings. Spectators must keep well back from the event and practice tracks and from any area where vehicles are operating under power.4.3 Site Condition Please help the organizers keep the site clean. 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.3. advisors and any individuals working with the team on-site. The penalty for violation of this rule is the immediate expulsion of the entire team. This rule applies to team members. 4. 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. Teams need to include safety considerations in all parts of their program. At all performance events.

Overall Safety Scrutiny d. vehicle validation procedures/ facilities etc. brake-test. 2. The decision of technical inspector will be final and non-challengeable. Fig of 8 .2 Technical Inspection at College level 1. The college level technical inspection is scheduled between 15th Jan 2013 to 31st Jan 2013.3 On-site Safety Scrutiny The objectives of On-Site safety scrutiny are to (1) Ensure engine is in proper operating condition & does not over speed 3800 rpm. 45 Degree Tilt Test c.org 41 | Page . On the very first day at the BAJA site. tilt test. The inspection will be carried out by the trained technical inspectors at respective colleges.1 Self-Certification Participating teams are required to carry-out a self-certification check at their end by the due date of 30th Dec. workshop facilities. 3.Engine Inspection (Engine OK Sticker Issue) 3) Stage 2. Teams are liable to be DISQUALIFIED from participation in BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 on NON-COMPLIANCE with the rulebook. (3) Compliance of basic requirements mentioned in the rulebook. The completed Self-Certification Check Sheet duly signed by the faculty advisor and team captain should be sent to BAJA Technical Committee. 5. the teams will be allowed to participate in BAJA SAEINDIA 2013.Panic Brake test at 45 kmph (Brake OK Sticker Issue) www. 64-Inch (GO-NO-GO) Gauge b. Only on the confirmation from the technical inspectors.40 kmph) 4) Stage 3. (4) Validate the vehicle performance by conducting preliminary tests. Teams should download the most current version of the Self-Certification Check Sheet and thoroughly inspect their vehicle in accordance with the sheet. 4. The list of documents/ certificates/ video clips etc. figure of 8-test. The teams are required to demonstrate – weld check. 2012 and complete the check sheet.Test for turning & maneuverability (30 .Section 5 – Technical Inspection 5. (2) Ensure compliance with the safety parameters for the vehicle & driver. and the check sheet completed in all respect with the actual measurement values are to be submitted to the technical inspectors. 5. during the technical inspection. Once it is confirmed that the vehicle is ready for Safety Scrutiny it has to go through the following sequence1) Fuel Filling 2) Stage 1. the team need to report with Self -Certification Check Sheet duly signed by technical inspector at college level.Safety Scrutiny & Figure of 8 (Safety OK Sticker Issue) a.bajasaeindia.

1 Zero Tolerance Policy All BAJA SAEINDIA vehicles must pass Safety Scrutiny in two attempts only. During the safety scrutiny.3. Faculty advisors are not allowed to participate during technical inspection.5.org 42 | Page . Teams not carrying Self Certification Check Sheet verified and approved by technical inspectors. The time will be logged for the complete Technical Inspection for each vehicle to evaluate the best. The inspectors at site will give two attempts to all for each test and team need to comply for the same within the stipulated time. No special request for 3rd test will be entertained. it is mandatory to get certified with the same Technical Inspector who has examined the vehicle at the first attempt (every test of the sequence bears dedicated inspectors). full tank fuel topped-up condition and should be capable of undergoing for all the test sequence mentioned above. Engine inspection will consist of . Stage 1 – Engine Inspection OK Briggs and Stratton staff is responsible for the Engine Inspection of each vehicle. 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. will be debarred from further participation. Hence. after-installation of new air-filter element and working of kill switch. each team needs to arrive with side cover removed and loosened bolts of fuel tank mounting with spare air filter kit. The inspection sticker must remain on the vehicle throughout the competition.the engine rpm setting with governor position verification.bajasaeindia.3 – Engine OK/ Safety OK/ Brake OK Stickers) will be issued in sections to the team as each of the three stages of technical inspection is completed. teams need to take the best efforts at college level manufacturing and ensure the vehicles are complete in all aspects. To expedite the process. The parameters . The inspection ensures- www. The SelfCertification is vital for the commitment towards ensuring the basic quality standards aimed at completing the Technical Inspection on the 1st day of the event. 5. teams are liable to be rewarded with pointdeduction. To satisfy the requirements and restrictions of the BAJA SAEINDIA rules. The team captains or other designated members (maximum 5) of the team must be present during Inspection. A three-parts inspection sticker (see Section 5. vehicle has to be in running condition. Vehicles that do not pass the technical inspection will be disqualified for all other events and can’t participate in Dynamic and Endurance Tests.4 Inspection Stickers Technical inspection comprises of three stages. If vehicles are not ready on the day of technical inspection.college level perfection & the shortest possible time in clearing the technical inspection. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of BAJA SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all.

This inspection will include an examination of the driver’s equipment including helmet and arm restraints and a test of driver exit time. the First sticker will be put on the firewall. www. c) Roll Cage Specification Sheet: Completed Roll Cage Specification Sheet. Stage 1 must be passed before a team may apply for Stage 2 inspection. (See Section 7 – Appendix 1) d) Safety equipment and driver’s kit The following tests will be carried out in the sequential manner during this stage(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i) (j) 64 inch GO-NO-GO gauge 45 deg tilt test for fuel spillage and drain Wheel lock stoppers Accelerator pedal returnability Free operation of gear shift and hand brake Reverse lamp functionality Specified hardware and nylon lock nuts Safety belt and restraints as per specification Egress test of all drivers Figure of 8 test and maneuverability On successful completion of Stage 2. Each team must bring the following items to inspection. ALL THE REGISTERED DRIVERS ARE MANDATORILY REQUIRED DURING SAFETY SCRUTINY. and (2) Engine compliance for normal performance.org 43 | Page .7).org by 10th November 2012. Stage 2 must be passed before a team may approach for Stage 3 inspection. b) Tube Specification Certificate: Obtained from supplier with latest testing certificate from local laboratory (Section 3.bajasaeindia. On successful completion of Stage 1.(1) Setting of the governor at 3800 rpm & spring at 6th notch position.bajasaeindia. if they do not have the items at the time of inspection they will receive a 10 point deduction for each item missing or not completely filled: a) Self-Certification Check sheet: With self checks carried out by team and verified by Technical Inspector (Format is due to be posted on www. Stage 2 – Safety Scrutiny & Figure of “8” Each vehicle will be inspected to determine its compliance with the rules and restrictions. the Second sticker will be put on the firewall. Team is needed to download and ensure the compliance).

(2) inaccurate (i. On successful completion of Stage 3.Stage 3 – Dynamic (Panic) Brake Testing Both the external and cockpit kill switches will be tested for functionality. the Third sticker will be put on the firewall. Overall Vehicle Inspection Flow- 6 Figure 37 www. If both switches pass the test then the vehicle will be dynamically brake tested. 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. Acquiring the three stickers marks the completion of “Technical Inspection” and makes them eligible for Dynamic Evaluation. Teams presenting Self Certification Sheets that are (1) incomplete.e. 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. 2. in case of failure the names of driver will be removed from the Final list of drivers and a 10 point penalty will be applied to the team. 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. All drivers must be present at technical inspection.bajasaeindia. 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. 3. Each vehicle must demonstrate its ability to lock all four wheels and come to rest in an approximately straight line after acceleration run to reach at least 45 kmph or as specified by the inspectors.org 44 | Page . NOTE: 1.

integrity of vehicle structure. The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of BAJA SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. This is in the interest of safety. Figure of 8 Test 6. FOR THIS COMPLIANCE.5 “As-Approved” Condition Once a vehicle has passed technical inspection its configuration may not be modified. TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. 45 Degree Tilt Test 4. 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.INDEX (Figure 37): 1. NOTE: It is important for every team to get their vehicle approved by the technical scrutiny during which the safety. 64-Inch (GO-NO-GO) Gauge 3.org 45 | Page . Minor adjustments permitted by the rules and normal vehicle maintenance and tuning are not considered modifications. THEREFORE. Overall Safety Scrutiny 5.bajasaeindia. Panic Brake Test 5. Engine Check 2. The team shall provide documented proof of fabrication process of every component and the design analysis. failing which they may have to face point penalties or disqualification. 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. IT IS REQUIRED THAT TEAMS COME WITH THEIR VEHICLES WELL PREPARED FOR THE EVENT. etc will be judged. THIS REQUIREMENT SHALL BE ENSURED WITHOUT EXCEPTION. www. REPRESENTED AND PASSES THE TECHNICAL INSPECTION. fabrication processes adopted. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RE-INSPECTIONS PER VEHICLE (BESIDES THE NORMAL INSPECTION AT SITE) SHALL BE 2 (TWO) ONLY.

2.Section 6 – BAJA SAEINDIA Events 6. BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 participating vehicle MUST be available for Design and Cost Evaluation.org 46 | Page . Objective Acceleration determines the time it takes the vehicle to accelerate along 100 ft (30.2.1 Acceleration A.2. Teams are required to choose any one of the available rows and clear the same before proceeding to next static event.48 m) or 150 ft (45.bajasaeindia. B. 5. Please note that the organizers have the right to modify the dynamic events to address local conditions.1 Speed Events 6. Cost Evaluation and Marketing Presentation.2 Dynamic Events The dynamic events are intended to determine how the BAJA SAEINDIA vehicles perform under a variety of conditions. 6. www. 6. Important instructions for Static Event1. teams are allowed for ONLY 1 more attempt (2nd attempt) at the same judges panel. During Marketing Evaluation business case needs to be explicitly presented dealing with manufacturing and marketing strategies/plans.1 Static Events The static events comprise of Design Evaluation. STUDENTS CAN INDEPENDENTLY APPROACH TO STATIC EVALUATION EVEN IF FAILED IN TECHNICAL INSPECTION.72 m) flat course.1. 6. Scoring will be based on the better of the two attempts. Design Report and Cost Report are mandatory during Design and Cost Evaluations respectively. Teams are required to clear the Static Event at different panels assigned for specific evaluation. There are 3-4 rows (with panel of judges) for each Static Event namely Design Evaluation. Acceleration – Procedure Each team may make two (2) attempts. weather or resources. Timing may be done using either electronic systems or stop watches. 3. 4. Cost Evaluation and Marketing Presentation. In case of failure at the first attempt in Design Evaluation. The choice of course length is at the organizer’s discretion.

Vehicles may not continue the attempt after they have stopped on the course. 2 times the fastest time. the traction event will be either the hill climb or a pulling event.2.1 Hill Climb A. 6.2 Traction Event The traction events are designed to demonstrate the vehicle’s ability to use its traction to accomplish various tasks. the attempt is scored for distance at that point. “T Longest” is either a. False Start or Stall at Start : First False Start Second False Start Leaving Course : Disqualification Rerun at end Disqualification D. Hill Climb – Procedure Each vehicle may make two (2) climbing attempts with the best distance or the fastest completion time counting for score. The following equation will be used for the acceleration score: Acceleration score = 100 x [(T Longest–T yours)/ (T Longest–T Shortest)] Where: “T Shortest” is the fastest time by any team. Teams attempting the event. Acceleration – Penalties The organizer has the right to modify the penalties imposed for different violations to account for differences in the length or design of specific event courses.C. At the organizer’s discretion. “T yours” is the best time of your team. If a vehicle stalls before reaching the top of the hill.2. Acceleration .bajasaeindia.org 47 | Page . The slowest time by any team or b. Objective Hill climb assesses each vehicle’s ability to ascend a steep grade from a standing start. Once the vehicle stops moving forward the attempt is over and the attempt is scored for distance at that point.Scoring If the time taken for acceleration by a team is more than twice that of the fastest car. 6. but exceeding the time limit will be classified as “Excess Time”. whichever is the shorter interval.2. www. B. or if its wheels are spinning without moving the vehicle forward. it will not receive a score for this event.

then the score will be based on the distance each team climbs as determined by the following formula: Hill Climb Score = 100 x [(D yours –D Shortest)/ (D Longest–D Shortest)] Where: “D Shortest” is the shortest distance climbed by any team. “D yours” is the best climb of your team. Scoring will be by the following formulas: www. Hill Climb – Scoring Method A: Everyone Climbs the Hill If all of the teams succeed in completing a full climb.org 48 | Page . “T yours” is the best time of your team. then the score will be based on the time of the climb and calculated by the following formula: Hill Climb Score = 100 x [(T Longest–T yours)/ (T Longest–T Shortest)] Where: “T Longest” is the longest time by any team. Leaving Course False Start : : Score equals distance covered before course violation. then the vehicles making the climb (Group I) will be scored based on time and the vehicles that stop on the hill (Group II) will be scored based on distance traveled.bajasaeindia.C. First False Start Second False Start Rerun at end Disqualification D. “D Longest” is the longest distance climbed by any team. “T Shortest” is the shortest time by any team. Method B: No One Climbs the Hill If none of the vehicles succeeds in climbing the hill. Hill Climb Event – Penalties The organizer has the right to modify the penalties imposed for different violations to account for differences in the length or design of specific event courses. Method C: Some Teams Make the Climb If at least one team makes the climb while other teams do not.

sand.2. drop-offs.2 Maneuverability Event A. www. Figure 38 6. and inclines. handling and steering. “D Hill” is the length of the hill from the starting point to the finish line. The course may consist of a variety of suspension and handling challenges.2. rocks. at the organizer’s option.bajasaeindia. possibly including tight turns.org 49 | Page . pylon maneuvers. ruts and bumps.Group I: Teams that complete the climb Score = 100 x (T Fastest / T yours) Where: “T yours” is your team’s best time “T Fastest” is the fastest time by any team Group II: Teams that stop on the hill Score = (Lowest score from Group I) x (D yours / D Hill) Where: “D yours” is the distance traveled by your vehicle. Objective Maneuverability is designed to assess each vehicle’s suspension. gullies logs.

counting for score.5 x “T Shortest” whichever is the shorter time “T Shortest” is the shortest time through the course by any team “T yours” is your team’s time through the course 6. If a vehicle is on the course for a time that exceeds twice the fastest time recorded to that point then the Event Captain may declare the attempt over. Maneuverability – Time Limit Only vehicles that complete the maneuverability course within a time not exceeding two and half times (2. Obstacle/Pylon moved Missed gate* Deliberate course violation False Start : : : : 2 seconds 10 seconds Run disqualification First False Start Second False Start *Missed gate is when 2 or more wheels are outside the gate D.3 PRACTICE ROUND One hour time will be dedicated to practice on endurance track those who have successfully completed Technical Inspection and Dynamic Event.5X) that of the fastest vehicle will receive a score.bajasaeindia. Maneuverability Procedure Each vehicle may make two (2) runs with the best time. remove the car from the course and score the attempt as “Excess Time”. E.B. Maneuverability Score = 100 x [(T Longest–T yours)/ (T Longest–T Shortest)] Where: “T Longest” is either (a) the longest time through the course by any team or (b) 2. C. including penalties. Maneuverability – Scoring Maneuverability scoring is based on the vehicle’s time through the course including any penalties. Maneuverability – Penalty Default Values The organizer has the right to modify the penalties imposed for different violations to account for differences in the length or design of specific event courses.org 50 | Page . Rerun at end Disqualification www.

• • 6. The organizer will announce the structure of the event prior to the start.4.4. Endurance events for distance continue until at least one car has gone the specified distance. All vehicles will be considered to have begun the race simultaneously at the time when the starter releases the first vehicle onto the course regardless of their actual position in the grid. Endurance will be run as one of the following(A) (B) (C) A single four (4) hour race.Starting The starting grid for endurance will be based on each team’s performance in a previous dynamic competition. Endurance events for time usually run for four (4) hours.4 Endurance Event 6. or set of dynamic events.4. A predetermined and published distance. In competitions of a timed length.1 Endurance – Objective The endurance event assesses each vehicle’s ability to operate continuously and at speed over rough terrain containing obstacles in any weather conditions.org 51 | Page . the checkered flag will be given first to the leading car.bajasaeindia. then to the other finishers as they cross the finish line. Determining the winner of the endurance race: • The team. the checkered flag will be given to the next highest running car in the same manner. or the greatest distance in the time set for the competition will be declared the winner. www. or Elimination heats followed by a final in which the total time of one elimination heat plus the final is 4 hours. 6. to be determined by the organizer.3 Endurance .6.General Description Endurance run may be based upon either total time taken or total distance covered. which completes the distance of the competition first. the checkered flag will be given first to the leading car as it crosses the finish line at or after the expiration of the specified duration. In competitions of a given distance. If the leading car is not running at the expiration of the time limit. then to the other finishers as they cross the finish line.2 Endurance .

Yellow Flag. unless directed by the course workers. NO PASSING.) (2) While running on the course: Course is clear. The driver may not exit the vehicle to execute a restart. Follow course worker directions.5 Endurance – Stalled or Disabled Vehicles Disabled or stalled vehicles must be immediately removed from the roadway. A time penalty may be assessed for the incident. Checkered Flag – Your run. proceed. evasive action is likely to be required.org 52 | Page . th e Cars may only be started with the driver seated with all belts properly fastened.4. if they believe it no longer complies with the requirements and restrictions of the rules. Officials and course marshals may stop any vehicle. Steady – Danger. the fault must be corrected / repaired before it may reenter the event. Pull to the side of the course as much as possible to keep the course open. It is d riv e r’ s responsibility to assist and cooperate with the course marshals in removing the vehicle. or session. Waved – Great danger. SLOW DOWN. Black Flag.4 Endurance – Command Flags Command flags are just those flags which must be immediately followed by participants without any dissent. at any time.4. enter the course under the direction of the starter. Green Flag – (1) At a starting line or when re-entering the course: Your run. be prepared to take evasive action. Course marshals. Furled and Pointed – Warning. has been completed. Black Flag. something has been observed that needs closer inspection. www. the officials are watching your driving – obey the event rules.6. has started.bajasaeindia. (2) Pull into the penalty box for a mechanical inspection of your car. SLOW DOWN. (NOTE: If you stall the vehicle then restart and wait for another green flag as the opening in traffic may have closed. exit the course at the first opportunity. something has happened beyond the flag station. Red Flag – Come to an immediate safe and controlled stop on the course. Displayed – ( 1) Pull into the penalty box for a discussion with the Director of Operations or other official concerning an incident. something has happened beyond the flag station. unless directed by the course workers. NO PASSING. 6. NO PASSING. or session. volunteers or team members may assist drivers in restarting their vehicles. Yellow Flag. If a vehicle is stopped by officials for a mechanical fault. BE PREPARED TO STOP.

If repairs along the course are permitted then vehicles under repair must be removed well off the course.4. General: The endurance event score is determined by (a) the number of laps each team completes during the endurance final and (b) the finish order of teams at the end of the event. 6. and a fire extinguisher is ready. No work will be done on the car when fueling.bajasaeindia. the driver is out of the car.org 53 | Page . * whichever the official determines is the greater penalty.4.6 Endurance – Repairs The organizer will announce the rules governing repairs that are permitted to be made during the endurance event. 6.6.4. www.7 Endurance Event – Penalty Default Values The organizer has the right to modify the penalties imposed for different violations to account for differences in the length or design of the course Failure to stop for Black Flag Passing under a Yellow Flag Deliberate Ramming 10 minutes or 1 lap per flag* 1 lap penalty First time = 10 minutes Disqualification 10 minutes 20 minutes Disqualification Second time = Deliberate Forcing another Vehicle off the course First time Second time Third time Leaving Course and Advancing Driving in an Unauthorized Area Failure to Yield to Traffic on Entering Track Speeding in Pit Area Fueling 5 minutes 10 minutes 5 minutes 5 minutes 30 minutes = = = Fueling will not be allowed until the engine is turned off. away from the outside of turns and away from any natural run-off areas.8 Endurance – Scoring A.

If both scores for tied teams in the event are equal then the tie remains. as separated by finish order as required.9 Tie-breakers There will be no tiebreakers for static events. the four hundred (400) total points will be allocated as one hundred (100) points to each elimination heat plus three hundred (300) points to the final. 6. in part to differentiate teams finishing with the same number of scored laps.org 54 | Page . B. “Finish order” is the sequence in which vehicles cross the finish line after the lap scoring period has ended. Ties in the endurance race will be judged by the endurance event judge and may remain a tie.4. if endurance is run as one (1) hour eliminations plus a three (3) hour final. A vehicle must cross the counting/timing line under its own power for a lap to be counted. Finish order determines the ranking of teams completing the same number of laps. then they will be ranked 1st to 4th based on their finish order. the second vehicle will receive one less bonus point etc. “L Yours” is the number of laps completed by your team. partial laps do not count for score. Endurance scoring is based on number of laps the vehicle completes in the allowed time: Endurance Score = [400 x (L Yours–L Lowest)/ (L Highest–L Lowest)] + bonus points Where: “L Highest” is the highest number of laps completed by any team. Endurance Heats plus a Final – Point Distribution: When endurance is run as heats plus a final. Tiebreakers for dynamic events will be the second best run time or score for the given tied event. Only full the laps count. the first vehicle to cross the finish line in the highest lap group will receive bonus points equal to the number of cars on the lead lap (max of 10). For example.bajasaeindia. www. Thus. if the top four teams finish with the same number of laps.“Scored laps” are the number of full laps actually completed during the endurance event final. “Bonus points” are additional points awarded to the first ten (10) vehicles on the leading (winning) lap. Thus. Ties for overall winner will be broken by the following criteria: Endurance score Total dynamic events score Total static events score If a tie remains after all the above tiebreakers then the tie remains for the overall winner(s). “L Lowest” is the lowest number of laps completed by any team. the points for the event will be distributed between the heats and the final in proportion to the time/distance of each stage. Up to 10 bonus points will be awarded in the inverse order of finish.

Section 7 . and for those constructed of materials (i.bajasaeindia. www.3. Academic year the cage was constructed? ___________________________________________ 2. ALSO BRING THE MATERIAL SPECIFICATION CERTIFICATE AS PROVIDED ALONG WITH THE ROLL CAGE MATERIAL BY THE VENDOR.org 55 | Page .6). Failure to do so will result in penalty. Primary Welder: ______________________________ Welding Method Used: ______________ Type of Filler Material: ___________________________ Shielding Gas Used: ________________ 4. All welds and/or other attachment methods must be checked for integrity. TECHNICAL INSPECTOR : _________________ (SIGNATURE) ____________ (DATE) NOTE: It is extremely important that such an inspection be made.e. 5. Equivalency calculations if needed (attach to this sheet).: 4130): _____________ OD: _______________ Thickness: _______________ 3. Faculty advisor and team captain are requested to do destructive testing on sample joints that represent the integrity of similar welds on their frame (as per Rule 3. Material Type (i.e.Appendices APPENDIX 1 BAJA SAEINDIA ROLL CAGE SPECIFICATION SHEET 2013 BAJA SAEINDIA COMPETITION COLLEGE NAME _______________________________ CAR NUMBER__________________ This sheet MUST be completed and submitted in accordance with the event rules. TEAM CAPTAIN FACULTY ADVISOR Team Captain E-mail : _________________ (SIGNATURE) : _________________ (SIGNATURE) ____________ (DATE) ____________ (DATE) : ____________________________________________________________ Faculty Advisor E-mail : ____________________________________________________________ BRING A COMPLETED COPY OF THIS FORM WITH YOU TO TECHNICAL INSPECTION. aluminum) which do not exhibit and endurance limit. The purpose of this sheet is to facilitate verification of roll cage materials/construction and to provide a means of tracking the age of older vehicles 1. WE HAVE EXAMINED THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE DEEM IT TO BE ACCURATE.

Failing the 100 % acceptance criteria at local level and confirmed by the Technical Inspector. failing which teams may be disqualified from the main event also. The teams failing to above timelines automatically gets eliminated out of the BAJA 2013 event.APPENDIX 2 Local Technical Inspection Rules / Violation Penalties for 2013 • • • • • • • • • Names & contact details of Technical inspectors and their allotted colleges will be mailed/ put on the official BAJA 2013 website in January 2013. Allotted teams will directly contact the Technical Inspectors for mutually fixing Technical Inspection dates for the local level Technical Inspection.org 56 | Page . 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. failing which the teams will be disqualified for the dynamic events. Teams shall be penalized with a minimum deduction of 50 points subject to the any Design modifications done after the conclusion of Static event. • • • • • • • www. Any team. it also includes a “Figure of 8” test and a panic brake test at the local level inspection. vehicle should conform to 100 percent Self Certification Check Sheet criteria. Only one re-inspection will be conducted during the main event. Last date of technical inspection at college level will be 30 Jan ’2013 and all the teams will adhere to the deadlines for inspection.bajasaeindia. Teams unable to submit welding samples of adequate quality shall not be eligible to complete in any dynamic or endurance event. Teams must retain the Original Technical Sheet /all the Documents of proof along with them only Teams will then submit these documents at the Main technical Inspection site at Indore only. At local level inspection. This impound time shall be 180 minutes per incident. 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. 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. At least an early intimation of 20 days should be made by the teams so as the technical inspector can make necessary arrangement for visiting college campus for local inspection. Extensive use of readymade subassemblies may invoke penalties. BAJA main Technical inspection will start one day prior to the Starting day of the Main event at the Pithampur site and no Technical inspection will be conducted on a later date. the vehicle will not be allowed at the main event.

• www. 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 .bajasaeindia.• Team representatives must be present during the comparison to discuss the design changes.The decision of the Head of the Technical Committee of Baja SAEINDIA in this regard will be final and binding to all. This is in the interest of safety. (B) not supported by a detailed analysis or (C) have not been sufficiently documented. If the judges find that the design changes are (A) not significant.org 57 | Page .

Teams which do not pass inspection at the 1 inspection may be penalized as deemed fit by the organizers. www. which may include disqualification. Any team performing any welding operation at site should do it in a defined area preferably with empty fuel tanks. the team is likely to attract penalty / rejection as deemed fit by the organizers. Team may file a protest against professionally made vehicles with supporting evidence.bajasaeindia. Event timings shall be strictly adhered to. No one else will be permitted other than team members to work on vehicle if found so. including that the organizers reserving the right to refuse re-inspection.APPENDIX 3 RECOMMENDATIONS OF CODE OF CONDUCT DURING BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 If a technical inspector at site finds the vehicle incomplete during his/her final technical level vehicle inspection.org 58 | Page . The decision of the organizers in this regard will be final and binding on all parties. the complete team may be penalized as deemed fit by the organizers. Team members without authentic ID Cards will be liable for penalty as deemed fit by the organizers.

changes in design.APPENDIX 4 Virtual BAJA SAEINDIA A. steering geometry.3.1 4.4 Suspension. Objective The Virtual BAJA SAEINDIA is a pre-qualifier to participation in the BAJA SAEINDIA event. The design should be complete in all respects to the extent of being considered ready-for-manufacture. Post-Processing (result analysis. Specifications (stopping distance.3. The teams are required to acquaint themselves with the technical guidelines and limits for the design of BAJA vehicle. drum brakes.3. www. type of suspension. suspension travel.3.) 2. To acquaint the teams completely with the objectives of the BAJA SAEINDIA event.1. loads etc.3.bajasaeindia. 3. Pre-Processing (framing the parameters. To design the complete CAD Model of the BAJA Vehicle.org 59 | Page .) B. The objectives of the Virtual BAJA Event are as follows: 1. turning radius.3. constraints. caster.2 4. 4.) C. Steering & Brakes 1. tie-rod length. 2.3.1. Chosen configuration (disc.1 4.2 4.3.1 4.2 4.1.3.3. etc.3 Materials Used Compliance with rulebook Finite Element Analysis A. etc.3 Knowledge of rulebook Project Plan Design Extent of completion of vehicle design Design Methodology Roll Cage Design 4. Human Ergonomics 4. The teams would be judged on the following basis: 4.3 4.

braking circuit. power assistance etc. wheel hub. joints. transmission coupling etc. Ergonomics 4.) 3. Steering Design (geometry. emission control. shock absorber.9 Safety DFMEA Innovation 4. www.6 Body & Electricals 1. etc) 4.3.3. 2. toe-out.3. damper mounting. Weight (target) 2.7 4.5 Power train 1. A-arm.3. Aesthetics 4. 3. Engine (engine specifications. ONLY ONE TEAM PER COLLEGE shall be allowed on the basis of comparative merit. etc. Brake Design (braking effort.8 4. wheel size. acceleration. Electrical System (safety. Transmission (chosen configuration. knuckle design. power. braking effort.) 4.) 2.3.) 3. engine coupling. Based on the performance in the Virtual BAJA. etc.3. etc. joint with final drive.10 Design Validation Plan 4.) 3.bajasaeindia. Wheel Size (wheel mounting. battery placement. trailing arm design. kill switch. the teams would be selected for participation in the main event. pedal force etc. exhaust design. travel.11 Vehicle Completion Date & Technical Inspection Date B. traction. fuel lines. routing etc.) 4. fuel system. intake. final drive to wheels. brake mounting. mounting. Selection 1. max speed.) 5.org 60 | Page . toe-in. Suspension Design (wishbone.3. turning radius. The selection would be purely on the basis of merit.camber.

Scoring • • • • • • • • • • Knowledge of rulebook Project Plan Roll Cage Design Over all Vehicle Technical Specification & Target Suspension. thus. no ranks or awards would be issued for the Virtual BAJA event. 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.C.bajasaeindia. www. Steering Brakes Power train Safety Design Validation Plan Total 50 50 50 50 25 25 25 25 50 50 400 The qualified teams would be required to submit the design report soon after the Virtual BAJA event.org 61 | Page . Failing this. NOTE: The Virtual BAJA is a pre-qualifier. 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.

Steering Design (5 marks) Design selection criterions.APPENDIX 5 Design Report Format (A) Format – Design reports must follow the format for SAE Technical Papers. target specifications. brake system details and calculations. 3D View of the Complete Vehicle The CAD view and the isometric view of actual vehicle Roll Cage Design & Driver Ergonomics (15 marks) Design Considerations Material Used Static & Dynamic FEA Results Weight Material Properties Selection Criteria Driver Ergonomics Ergonomic considerations for driver comfort Design for driver ergonomics. fuel consumption). the expected performance.Vehicle Performance Target and 3D Views (10 Marks) Engine Drive Suspension Wheels Brake Steering Dimensions Weights The expected target vehicle performance (speed. (Please use bullets wherever possible & max 10 pages + 4 pages for illustration) (B) Electronic version – The design report must be submitted electronically in Adobe Acrobat Format (PDF) The document must be a single file (text. design data. bump steer calculations. acceleration. any other features etc. The design report file must be named as follows: Team reg. ground clearance. etc. weight transfer. www. lay-out. pedal force versus deceleration. criterions.camber / caster / toe in. spring design considerations. travels and safety factor. steering geometry.org 62 | Page . Generally Applicable: Methodology of design as to why the particular configuration has been selected over other options. the design iterations done to get the desired configuration.bajasaeindia. picture. Roll/ pitch suspension layout. gradeability. steering effort etc. lay-out. sprung and unsprung mass. drawings and optional content are all inclusive). design selection. Technical Specification. ID. design methodology & outcome. calculations. Institute abbreviated name (C) File Size – The maximum size for the file is 5 megabytes. Brake System Design (5 marks) Design considerations. innovation. deceleration. stopping distance. Front & Rear Suspension Design (10 Marks) Design considerations. emissions. Introduction The author should describe the introduction of the project. turning circle diameter. turning angles/ diameter.

Powertrain Design (10 marks) Power unit mountings. Body Panels (10 marks) and Safety Equipment Weight considerations and the design of body panels. Engineering Bill of Materials (5 marks) Innovations – (Separate Evaluation) Any innovation if used in the vehicle References & Acknowledgment / General Presentation (5 marks) www. output shaft angularities for the full suspension travel. total weight of drive line parts. over all transmission ratios and maximum speed/ gradeability in each gear. The safety features used in the vehicle.bajasaeindia. fuel tank. NVH considerations if any. drive line lay out.org 63 | Page . inlet air filter/ exhaust system.

Cost report Hard copy Teams must bring a hard copy of their cost report to the cost judges on site. catalog pages. This document may not be modified from its current form. The report is expected to be comprehensive. price tags. and briefly comment on. using the supplied template posted on the Baja SAE India website. The prototype cost is the actual cost and the points related thereto. A PDF file with all of the cost documentation described above. Teams will receive zero (0) points for Cost if the report is in the incorrect format or the files have been modified. All fabricated parts on the sub-assemblies sheets (Form A) require a Form B.org 64 | Page . to substantiate the costs of the parts and materials of any item costing more than Rs500. The cost report provides all the background information to verify the vehicle’s actual cost. Please note that taxes and shipping are excluded from the cost presented.pdf file. Each subsystem needs an individual sub-assembly sheet (Form A). any design features or fabrication processes that are innovative or are expected to result in significant cost savings. This section must contain the one-page summary sheet broken up into the individual subsystems. The use of foreign receipts is not allowed. on-line prices. Teams may also use the overview to explain items or processes that might appear to be discrepancies within the report.xls(no macros) or .xlsx). school name (full name). B) Report Section 2 – Costing Sheets – The core of the report is the series of costing sheets. the participants must use the exchange rate as specified in the currency conversion table in annexure and use that value in the documentation. truthful and accurate. The overview section is limited to a maximum of four (4) pages and is optional.APPENDIX 6 Baja SAE India Cost Report Cost consists of two related sections: Cost Report and Prototype Cost. Cost Report The Cost Report may contain a maximum of three sections. The cost report file must be named as follows: Team ID (5 digits).bajasaeindia. This includes password protecting and embedding macros. www. For example: 00072 VIT University Kshatriya. 2. Note that the subsystem assembly time is the time it takes to assemble all the parts in that assembly together. well documented. C) Report Section 3 – Cost Documentation This section includes copies of receipts. and team name (if more than one vehicle is entered). The Microsoft Excel format (with the extension . invoices. Teams that fail to bring a hard copy to judging may receive zero (0) for their cost. A) Report Section 1 – Overview (Optional) – The optional overview is intended to give each team the opportunity to point out. Cost Report – Electronic Format Electronic version 1. Cost documentation must be at full retail Indian prices. This should be included as part of the Cost Documentation . in case a part or subassembly is procured from a country where the purchase was made in any other currency apart from Indian Rupees. or other documentation. Note that Vehicle Assembly Labor cost is for the labor it takes to assemble a subassembly to the frame.

Failure to report by the scheduled appointment time will result in an automatic zero for the event. This penalty is for non evaluation of cost criteria. COMMENT: It is the responsibility of the team to verify when the report was received by SAE India. or process involved. source. Reports that are highly inaccurate. This gives the team the chance to add items that were not previously planned. Mathematical errors will be penalized. Failure to submit a cost report will result in zero (0) points for the cost event. where: Cyour : Vehicle cost. the report will be considered incomplete and will not be graded. as corrected Clow : lowest vehicle cost. Teams will be cost audited at event site itself (Pithampur). or in which the costs cannot be substantiated. Cost Correction The judges may increase costs and/or fabrication times if they believe that the figures submitted are below current prices for the item. If the adjustment exceeds 10%. bill of material and prototype cost comparison in the event. highly incomplete. submission time will be the time the report is received at SAE India. as corrected by the judges. Prototype Cost – Prototype cost is scored on the cost. The total amount of adjustments may not exceed 10% of the total cost of the vehicle previously submitted.bajasaeindia. as corrected Prototype Cost = 𝑁 𝑃𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑠 × www. as corrected 𝐶𝑚𝑎𝑥 : highest vehicle cost. It is not an opportunity to redo the entire report. Items may be deleted. Prices or times that are higher than the judge expects will not be corrected. Cost Eligibility Teams that do not successfully pass technical inspection by 12:00 PM on the first day of dynamic events will not receive any points for prototype cost.org 65 | Page . but the total adjustment for the individual component categories must be positive (cost will not be subtracted). If the adjustment exceeds 25%. Prototype cost score will be calculated as follows: 𝐶𝑚𝑎𝑥 −𝐶𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝐶𝑚𝑎𝑥 −𝐶𝑙𝑜𝑤 Cost Adjustment Form The purpose of the cost adjustment form is to make additions to previously submitted report. If teams need to reschedule their appointment it must be done prior to their appointment. Teams that are required to bring their car to on-site cost judging must do so by their scheduled appointment. may be rejected in their entirety and scored accordingly.Penalty for Late or Non-Submission Cost reports arriving after the deadline will be penalized five (5) points per day up to a maximum of thirty-five (35) points. to produce the finished vehicle brought to the competition. the additional amount will be added with a multiplier of 3 times (3x).

See Cost Template for these.pdf file(s) Cost Documentations (and Overview [optional]) must be submitted online by the deadline specified.xls/. The maximum file size for the .org 66 | Page .bajasaeindia.xlsx – Costing Sheets AND the . www.Cost Component Categories Teams must put items that are specified in the correct component categories and sub categories or the items will not be considered.pdf file is 4Mb and for the excel file is 4Mb. Submission of Cost Report The cost report files i.e the .

Intake & Exhaust Transmission Drive Train Steering Suspension Frame Body Electricals & Safety Brakes Standard Parts (Fasteners.bajasaeindia.org 67 | Page .) Miscellaneous Code LC L C TW SW GW D R B GR SF F RV SH M SG CT GH RC PO BD SP O PTE PTT RCB SSB SAS FRC BFS EEE BPF STD MIS Cost 50 10 5 8 15 12 5 10 10 5 15 5 5 10 15 5 5 20 20 15 40 www. 10 mm diameter) Boring (10 mm depth) Grinding (100 mm2 area) 2 Super finishing (100 mm area) 2 Filing (100 mm area) Riveting (per rivet) 3 Shaper (1000 mm volume) Milling (1000 mm3 volume) Shearing (10 mm cut) Cutting (10 mm cut) Gear Hobbing (10 mm width per teeth) Rack Cutting (10 mm width per teeth) Pneumatic Operations (Requiring Pneumatic Source) Bending (per bend) Special Manufacturing Operation (actual expense incurred) Other Block Codes Engine.APPENDIX 7 Index Sheet for Process Cost Reference Operation Basic Labor Cost per hour Lathe (1000 mm3 volume) CNC (1000 mm3 volume) TIG (10 mm length) SMAW Welding (10 mm length) Gas Welding/Gas Cutting (10 mm length) Drill (1000 mm3 volume) Reaming (10 mm depth. etc. Joints.

715 72. e.699E-03 1.190E-03 8.794E-03 4. e.000 55. 1025 Alloy Steel.450E-03 www.429E-03 Index Sheet for Material Cost and Density Material Mild Steel.747E-03 8. 1010. e.g.968E-03 1.org 68 | Page .712 Index Sheet for Material Cost and Density Material Mild Steel. e. ChroMoly Aluminum Magnesium Titanium Non-graphite composites Graphite-based composites Lexan Brass Copper Kevlar Plastic Fiberglass Cost/kg (Indian Rupees)) 50 100 250 450 1000 2000 5000 750 500 500 2500 Provide documentation Provide documentation Density (kg/cm3) 7.861E-03 2. 4130. 1010. ChroMoly Aluminum Magnesium Titanium Cost/kg (Indian Rupees)) 50 100 250 450 1000 Density (kg/cm3) 7. 4130.Index Sheet for currency conversion rate to Indian rupees Currency US dollar Canadian dollar EURO Code USD CAD EUR Conversion Rate 55.794E-03 4.g.g.429E-03 1.750E-03 7.750E-03 7. 1025 Alloy Steel.699E-03 1.bajasaeindia.861E-03 2.g.

EVENT Originality & Innovation Feasibility for Mass Production Driver Comfort & Ergonomics Serviceability Suspension Steering & Brake Power train Structural Design Craftsmanship Emission – Low idle rpm Emission – High idle rpm Cost Event Marketing Presentation Sign of Judge (Head of Panel) www.APPENDIX 8 STATIC EVENT PARTICIPATION SHEET TEAM No.org 69 | Page .: _______________ REGISTREATION ID: _______________ The participating team must get the sheet signed by Judge Panel for various Static Events & submit the same at the end of the clearing Static Event to event coordinator. Failing to this the team would not be considered eligible for scoring in static events.bajasaeindia.

APPENDIX 9 BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 Scoring Static Events Category Location No.) 400 Grand Total 1000 marks www. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 Sub-group Technical Specs / 3 D view of vehicle Roll cage design Suspension design Steering & Brakes design Powertrain Design Body panel / Safety equipment Engineering Bill of materials General Presentation – References etc.org 70 | Page .bajasaeindia. Innovation (vis-à-vis earlier Innovations) Craftsmanship Suspension Front Suspension Rear Steering Brakes Power Train Roll cage Body Feasibility for mass production Serviceability Operator Comfort / Ergonomics Cost Report Bill of Materials Cost Criterion Discussions with team / Cost reductions Prototype costs (by formula) Presentation flow Timelines Effectiveness and solidity of aids Clarity of Technologies and ideas USP coverage and Customer Satisfaction Answers: Confidence / concise / correct Marks Design report Off Site 75 Design Evaluation On Site 125 Cost Report & Costs Off Site On Site 20 30 Technical Presentation On Site 50 Dynamic Events Dynamic Events On Site 1 2 3 Acceleration (Speed Event) Hill Climb Maneuverabilty 100 100 100 Endurance Events Endurance Events On Site 1 Endurance Event (max duration = 4 hrs.

This is. chiefly. to clear it. Safe Vehicle Award Criteria: “ZERO TOLERANCE” is the theme for BAJA SAEINDIA 2013. Hence.org 71 | Page . it is very important for a team to ensure 100% compliance for Self Certification as well as the high quality of build so that there is no re-work during the main event. www.3) in “First Attempt & Shortest Time”.bajasaeindia. will be recorded for each team.APPENDIX 10 BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 Awards Details of Various Awards Given in Event will be hosted on BAJA SAEINDIA official website. considered on the basis of the total compliance of BAJA SAEINDIA vehicle with the official RULEBOOK during the college-level and the main event-level Technical Inspection and on clearing of the On-Site (main event) Safety Scrutiny (Section 5. The number of attempts for the On-Site Safety Scrutiny is important and the time taken.

org 72 | Page . Insp. The event specific penalties are specified in the rulebook.APPENDIX 11: BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 Penalty Structure Particular Cost / Design Report Judgment Criteria Submission as per timeline Penalty No evaluation of reports Disqualification Disqualification 100 points / Disqualification 400 points Disqualification from Dynamic Events Disqualification from the event 200 points / Disqualification 200 points / Disqualification 300 points 200 points 1000 points 50 points per case Subject to case 400 points or Disqualification 25 points Disqualification Disqualification from Technical Inspection Minimum 50 points 200 points 180 minutes per incident Up to 300 points 1000 points / Disqualification for next three years Registration Document All required details provided Fee Engine Order Technical Inspection (off-site) Technical Inspection (on-site) Brake Test Fuel Code of Conduct Vehicle Repairs in Pit Event Timings Traffic Guidelines Vehicle Movement Others Professional Help in Vehicle Build On line Submission of “Self certification” Compliance for Tech. The penalties may change subject to case.bajasaeindia. at Local level ON SITE Technical Safety Scrutiny Design Modification after Static Events Kill Switch Vehicle Impound Design Changes Accident / Violent Driving / Driving off the track Full payment of fee before the deadline Full payment of fee and submission of documents as per the deadline Compliance as indicated in rulebook OR as per guidelines of technical committee Compliance as indicated in rulebook OR as per guidelines of technical committee in maximum of 2 evaluations by the committee Compliance as per the test Running the vehicle without Tech OK & Brake OK Unruly behavior / misconduct with organizing committee / volunteers / other participants / spectators Accident prone activity Presence after closure of pits Accident on account of driving the vehicle at the site (non-dynamic events) Vehicle to be pushed with engine off Subject to case Any professional assistance sought during vehicle design or build or validation Due date submission for Self certification submission on line Compliance. 100% compliance Local level Technical Inspection Sheet with pre declared reports must be present during the on-site Tech Any modification done to the design Deviation from specification As per judgment of Technical Committee Deviation from design report Driving in pit areas / violent driving instruction / accident prone drive & damage to other teams or Volunteer on test ground * T he penalties described above are for overall conduct of the event and not particular to any of the specific static / dynamic events. www.

bajasaeindia. NATRIP Dr. Parul Chaddha. Dinesh. Board S. Vora. General Communication 3. SAE INDIA Vinay Mundada. GE Mrs. Consultant Rajeev Mokashi. General Issues/ Query Engine Related Query Alumni/ Student Contact Administrative Issues Online submission / Web site bajatechfaq@gmail. SAE INDIA B. B&S Convener Joint Convener Co-Convener Advisor Technical Committee Head Dynamic & Endurance Event Head Advisor Advisor Coordinator Coordinator Static Event Head Scoring Virtual Convener & Student Matters Virtual Convener & Student Matters Student & OC Coordination Engine Co-ordination Position Direct Communication to any member of organizing committee shall not be entertained and shall not be considered as official. Consultant Juggal Mittal –Cummins Ms. 4. Puviarasu. 6. Prof. N. P. Following mail id are provided for respective communications – 1. 5. GE Ms. Chattaraj. P.com bajasaeindia2013@gmail.com saeindia_indore@saeindia. Thrumalini. Mahindra 2 wheelers Lalitkumar Suryawanshi. Karuppaiah.org puviarasu@ppepl. Cummins Sagar Bendre. C.org 73 | Page . K. Technical Issues & Questions 2. Taru Singhal. NATRIP Dr.APPENDIX 12 BAJA SAEINDIA 2013 CONTACTS Name & Company 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) Nirmal Matharu.com Sanjay Nibandhe Sagar Bendre/ Akhand Pratap Singh Akhand Pratap Singh S. SAE Engg. Puviarasu Taru Singhal Sagar Bendre Akhand Pratap Singh www. ARAI Sanjay Nibandhe Harshit Merchant Dr. NATRIP Akhand Pratap Singh. 7.

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