Competition Information

General Information

1- Competition Dates and Place: 5th Formula Green will be held from 1st to 5th of February 2020 (Tentative Dates) at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore.

2- Vehicle Shipping: Teams are advised to consult their shipping company to ensure that the vehicle reaches the venue of static tests on Feb 1st, 2020. More details related to the pit allocation will be published on the website two months prior to the final event.

3- Confiscated Goods, Lost & Found: Confiscated goods or lost & found items must be picked up latest by 6pm, 5th February 2020.

4- Team Briefing: 2nd Feb, 2020-

a- [EV ONLY] All ESO are required to attend the team briefing.
b- At the beginning of the competition is a technical inspection briefing. All team captains and inspection responsible persons must attend.
c- Each team member required in a certain briefing will receive a wristband

5- Team Registration: Team registration starts on July 10th on first come first served basis for both EV and CV categories. Click here to register your team.

6- Registration Slots: 5th FG is limited in total to 30CV slots and 20 EV slots with no reservation quota.

7- Registration Fee: The registration fee is INR 20,000/- plus 18% GST.

8- Participation Fees: The participation fee is INR 35,000/- plus 18% GST that can be paid in two instalments of 25,000/- and 10,000/- as per the deadlines given in the event timeline on the website.

Note- This is pertinent to be noted that a convenience fees of 2.4% is applicable if the team chooses to pay the fees through payment gateway integrated to the registration portal. Fees can also be paid through BHIM app/NEFT/IMPS/DD/Cheque in favour of the “Indian Society of New Era Engineers” for which other required details are provided in team account at “ISNEE Store Box”. The registration fees are not refundable or transferrable for any reason.

9- Waiting List & Withdrawls:

a- Teams on the waiting list may move to the participating list up to two weeks before the start of the competition. This is possible if registered team withdraw from the competition. Once a slot on the participating list has become available again, the next team on the waiting list will move to the pending list and has 72 h to pay the registration fee in order to move to the participating list.
b- Teams on the waiting list are required to submit all documents and forms by the same deadlines as teams on the participating list.
c- Teams on the waiting and participating lists who find that they will not be able to attend the competition are requested to officially withdraw by notifying the officials.

10- Registration Duration: The registrations are to be closed as soon as the available slots are booked with confirmed payment.

11- Deadlines: All required documents and information must be uploaded to the Google Drive/Website by the team captain and/or his/her deputies by the following deadlines:

#ActivityDateMethodClass
1RulebookJune 30, 2019www.formulagreen.inEVCV
2Online RegistrationJuly 10, 2019Online FormEVCV
3Registration FeeAug 10, 2019PayuMoney/Bhim App/NEFT/IMPS/DD/ChequeEVCV
41st Installment of Participation FeeSep 2, 2019PayuMoney/Bhim App/NEFT/IMPS/DD/ChequeEVCV
52nd Installment of Participation FeeOct 5, 2019PayuMoney/Bhim App/NEFT/IMPS/DD/ChequeEVCV
6Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) OptionalOct 10, 2019Online—CV
7Impact Attenuator Data (IAD)Oct 25, 2019OnlineEVCV
8Structural Equivalency Spreadsheet (SES)Oct 25, 2019OnlineEVCV
9Electrical System Form (ESF)Oct 25, 2019OnlineEV—
10Business Plan Executive Summary (BPES)Nov 10, 2019OnlineEVCV
11Design Spec Sheet (DSS)Dec 1, 2019OnlineEVCV
12Engineering Design Report (EDR)Dec 1, 2019OnlineEVCV
13Electrical System Officer/Electrical System AdvisorDec 15, 2019OnlineEV—
14Vehicle Status Video (VSV)Dec 20, 2019OnlineEVCV
15Team Member InformationDec 25, 2019OnlineEVCV
16Cost Report Documents (CRD)Jan 2, 2020OnlineEVCV
17Final RoundFeb 1-5, 2020OnlineEVCV

12- Entering the Competition Site: An entrance pass is given to the teams in their team account at ISNEE Store Box which is to be presented to the concerned authority at the time of entering in the competition site. The competition site closes at 5pm on 1st Feb, 2020. The team is entitled to enter the competition site only once with their team truck for a maximum of 45 min for the purpose of unloading their competition vehicle and equipment. Afterward the team truck must be moved to the designated parking spaces outside the pit area. On 5th Feb, 2020 the team is entitled to enter the pits once with the “team truck” for a maximum of 45 min for the purpose of loading.

13- [CV ONLY] Cranking Engines in the Pits: Cranking engines in the pits is allowed under the supervision of an official if the following conditions apply:

a- Vehicle has passed technical inspection.
b- The driven axles are jacked up using the quick jack.
c- Gearbox is in neutral
d- All driven wheels are removed.
e- Connectors to all injectors and ignition coils are detached.
f- A fire extinguisher must be placed next to the engine.

14- Welding: Outside of the opening hours it is possible to weld with own equipment in the welding area only, using appropriate safety gear.

15- Engine Test Area: Engines may only be run in the designated engine test area during the opening times and only after passing the tilt test.

16- Event Control: The team captain will receive a package containing shirts, programs, etc. at event control. Large teams may bring one or two extra people to help carrying.

17- Driver Registration: Drivers must register personally at the event control where they have to show their valid driver’s license and a student ID.

18- Technical Inspection: On 2nd Feb, 2020 mechanical, electrical inspection will take place in the pits, afterward it will take place at the technical inspection area. Vehicles should be moved to the technical inspection area gate when the team captain receives a text message about the Technical Inspection Status (TIS) of the vehicle is set to “M/E Waiting Queue”.

19- Pre-Inspection: Pre-inspection will be conducted in the pit, where the technical inspectors will visit the teams according to the car number. A team that is not present or ready at the first visit have to contact the technical inspectors in the pit for a new appointment. Pre-inspection must be completed latest before the tilt test. The driver egress is mandatory for all drivers. Before participating in a dynamic event, the driver must have passed the egress test.

20- Re-Inspection: The re-inspection for the mechanical, electrical and accumulator inspection will take place in the technical inspection area. If a re-inspection is needed the coordinating technical inspector will direct the team into the waiting queue for re-inspection.

21- Static Events:
21.1- Static Events:

a- Cost and manufacturing event finals can be conducted in case the best teams scored the same amount of points.
b- A maximum of 10 team members are allowed per team.
c- Finalists will be informed two hours prior to the finals
d- During the finals each team has 15 min to prepare their answer to 2 questions about cost and manufacturing on a flip chart.
e- After the preparation time, the team has 15 min for discussion with the judges.
f- Based on the discussion the judges will define the final scoring order of the finalists. The points scored will not change.

21.2- Engineering Design Event:

a- [EV ONLY] Specific change of S3.5: Only sealed accumulator containers which passed the accumulator inspection may be presented or mounted in the vehicle. They must not be opened.
b- [EV ONLY] Only fully discharged and electrically shortened spare accumulator cells or spare stacks may be presented.

22- Team Member Information: The maximum number of members a team can contain is limited to 60 in which 40 members can be registered without any extra charges while the next 20 can only be added with the extra registration fees of INR 1567/- per head.

**This page is subject to updates. Please keep checking for any changes. (Last Updated: July 1, 2019)**

Formula Green: Rulebook for competition qualifiers 

Congratulations qualifiers! We are glad to welcome you to the Indian Society of New Era Engineers (ISNEE)’s Formula Green competition. As a qualifier to our event, we are sure that you are a talented individual with the talent to create a more sustainable life through careful planning and design. 

To guide you in your success in the competition, we provided a rule book that you must follow below. Make sure that you understand every section of the rulebook and contact our organization if you have any questions about the competition!

Formula Green rulebook

Formula green is a competition between talented student engineers to create a greener future for the planet through carefully designed engines and machinations with the formula one vehicle. It is our goal to uplift the engineering students of India and to give everyone a chance to showcase their talents in engineering. We sincerely hope that all of these challenges would make a better professional out of the engineering students in our nation. 

Formula green is a competition where students from different engineering universities can demonstrate their and prove their skills in the field of engineering as well as provide innovative solutions to the growing problem in the environment. It is our mission to build a sustainable lifestyle for India and the world by lessening the carbon emissions in the air.

With the machines that our qualified teams build, we hope to someday reach a fuel-free world for cars. Take a look at the guidebook below to guide you towards your goal in the competition: 

Qualification rounds 

All of the participating teams would go through challenges and trials in the competition where their works would be put into action. For teams to qualify to the next rounds in the competition, they should garner enough points and pass each round of the event. Teams who fail three consecutive times in the competition would be eliminated from the event but would be given the chance to showcase their talents again in the next competitions to come. 

Grounds for disqualification 

There are very few things that could disqualify students from the game. However, you need to be careful about the following things if you want to stay in the competition:

  1. Students should present valid insurance, otherwise, they would be disqualified from the challenge. We also advise each team to have an advisor in their group so there would be someone to guide the students. However, the advisor cannot have a hand on the project. They are only allowed to provide some guidance to the team. If a proof is given that the advisor worked on the project instead of the team, the group would immediately be eliminated from the game.
  2. Each team should complete the registration process and submit necessary documents to the ISNEE organization and Formula green team. Failure to submit would immediately call for a disqualification. Further details would be discussed with the team to give them a chance to submit the necessary documents. 
  3. The teams shouldn’t meddle with the project of other teams in the competition. If proof is given that another team member from a different group manipulated the project of other qualifiers, they would immediately be removed from the competition and would forever be banned from Formula Green. 
  4. The teams are not allowed to hire professionals to help them with the project. Every design and machine should be made by the team alone. If in the event it is found that the teams are working with professional engineers, they would be disqualified from the competition with no chances of going back. 

Registration of teams 

Each team’s account in the competition would only be activated after Formula Green sends out the confirmation through telephonic and mail messages to both the team and the advisors. It would be worth noting that we would only send out the call three times. If the teams fail to confirm, it would result in the cancellation of their registration in the competition. Each team should also pay the registration fee of RS 10,000 including the service tax. Each team is allowed to pay in instalments.

You can pay for the registration through online banking, cash deposits to Bank DD payable to Punjab National Bank Dhobiyan. There would be no other bank payments that would be accepted by the organization. Make sure to settle your payments before the start of the competition. 

Announcements and competition information 

All of the information and announcement about the competition would be available on the Formula green website. If you wish to see the complete rulebook, please visit the site and register your email and number along with your complete name so we can send you a pdf of the competition rulebook. 

Grounds for participation

All members of ISNEE are qualified to join the competition and register for the event. If you are not part of the ISNEE organization, but you have a knack for engineering, you are free to register in the game even without membership to ISNEE. For students that are having trouble forming a team from their college alone, you are also allowed to form a team from students in other universities. 

For people who have already graduated a year in college but still wish to join the competition, you are still allowed to form a team and register in Formula Green. Even the students pursuing post-graduate studies are free to register their team and showcase their talent in Formula Green. It is also possible to take members that belong in the management discipline of the competition as long as they know not to divulge any necessary information from the competition. 

Technical regulations 

The Formula Green team will hold a technical inspection for each vehicle in the competition. This is a priority in the competition to ensure that the designs of the vehicles are safe and follow the ground rules of design stated in the rulebook.

If the students agree on doing changes to the vehicle after inspection, it should be discussed with the committee of Formula Green. The following points would be given to the teams that would pass the inspection:

  1. The preliminary design submission would be awarded 100 points to qualifying teams. This would consist of 40 points from the engineering design report, 10 points for the design validation plan; 10 points from the Gantt chart; 10 points from the cost report; 15 points for a business plan and another 15 points for the structural equivalency sheet. 
  2. The secondary tests would follow the same point system as the preliminary design submission. 

Open-wheel vehicle 

All of the registered vehicles in the competition should be open-wheeled and have an open cockpit with a formula 1 body style. It should also have four wheels that are not arranged in a straight line. Each vehicle should follow the points below: 

  1. The top 180 degrees of the wheels should be unobstructed when viewed vertically from above. 
  2. It should also be unobstructed when viewed from the side. It is also worth noting that no part of the vehicle is allowed to enter the keep out zone, which are 75mm lines from the position of the vehicle. This refers to the outer diameter of the front and rear view elevations of the vehicle. For more information about the keep out zone, please check the rulebook of Formula Green. 

Driver cell and frame requirements for the vehicles 

All of the vehicles in the competition should have two roll hoops. It is also required to have these hoops braced. Aside from this, the vehicles should also have a bulkhead composed of a support system, side-impact structures and attenuator. 

The main hoop of the vehicle should be located alongside or beside the driver’s torso to protect them from possible impacts and collisions. The front hoop of the vehicle should be placed above the legs of the driver and within proximity of the steering wheel. This will protect their head from accidents. For more information about the frame requirements for the vehicles, you should consult the team of Formula Green or refer to the rulebook. 

Material property rules 

The steel used for the vehicles should be lower than the bending and buckle strength calculation. You can compute this using Young’s modulus which is E= 200 GPa or (29,000 ksi) times the yield strength of the vehicle = 305 MPa and Ultimate strength= 365 MPa. 

Tubes that are smaller than 25.4 mm x 1.65mm would not be considered as part of the structural member of the vehicle. Holes on the tubings should be rep[aired according to the inspector’s request. All of the teams should repair the suggested parts by the inspector before the competition begins. Failure to comply would result in disqualification from the game.