The Brawijaya Apatte62 Team, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Brawijaya (FT UB) once again winning a total of 3 titles in the 2020 Energy Saving Car Contest (KMHE).

Apatte 62 won 2nd place in Internal Combustion Engine and Transmission Criteria in the Prototype Category, 2nd place in the Motor and Control Systems Criteria in the Urban Category, and 3rd place in the Overall Criteria for the Prototype Category.

The announcement carried out online via YouTube Channel of the host, University of Indonesia, on Monday, November 30, 2020.

Two teams compete in this prestigious contest, Apatte62 Brawijaya Team 1 (Urban Electric) chaired by Miftah Sholahuddin (Mechanical Engineering 2017), Muhammad Alfian Ambong (Mechanical Engineering 2017), Febi Ferdiansyah (Mechanical Engineering 2017), Devin Anindya Satyatma (Mechanical Engineering 2017), Azka Ayatilhaq (Mechanical Engineering 2017), Adji Wicaksono (Mechanical Engineering 2018), and Irfan Nadhif Musthofa (Mechanical Engineering 2017).

Then, Apatte62 Brawijaya Team 2 (Ethanol Prototype) chaired by Calvin Fajar Dwiagni Putra (Mechanical Engineering 2017), Biaggi Rahmat Maulana (Mechanical Engineering 2017), Bagastapa (Mechanical Engineering 2017), Muhammad Reza Baramardhika (Mechanical Engineering 2017), Rafif Ezrha Pragiwaka (Mechanical Engineering 2017), Aulia Rahma Dieny (Mechanical Engineering 2017), and Exsel Sukmajati Pratama (Mechanical Engineering 2018).

Biaggi as the team representative told that the implementation of KMHE 2020 which took the theme of “Energy for the Country” was different from the previous year, because it had to be carried out online.

KMHE 2020 is still divided into two categories, the prototype and urban concept categories. The prototype category is a future vehicle with a special design that maximizes efficiency. Meanwhile, the urban concept is a four-wheeled vehicle that looks like a car and is suitable for driving on the streets.

There are 7 criteria; aerodynamic body design, body and chassis design, steering and braking system, internal combustion engine and transmission, electric motor and control system, process design and production management, and overall criteria.

“For the prototype category we fielded Aristo and for the urban concept category, Marsela Evo 3. Because it was held online, after the participants passed to the final round, finalists were required to upload a presentation video of the Vehicle Design Report (LDK) with a maximum duration of 15 minutes and then attend the questions and answers session with the jury,” explained this 7th-semester student.

He continued, for the contest criteria that Aristo’s car won, that is the Internal Combustion Engine and transmission, as well as the overall category, Aristo used a new body design and Monocoque chassis, as well as engine modifications adapted to ethanol fuel.

Meanwhile, for the Marsela Evo 3 car which won 2nd place, the criteria for an electric motorbike and control system have the advantage of a self-developed control system. The development with the FOC (vector control) control system, so that if you use a control vector, the rotation of the electric motor is smoother and the level of efficiency is higher.

From this achievement, the Apatte62 Brawijaya team does not want to be complacent.

“The closest competition after this is the Shell Eco Marathon Asia, our target is to qualify for the final and hopefully we can become a champion in the international competition so that it can bring UB’s name to the international level,” said Biaggi. (Meg/mic)