Ratna Varma

Ratna Varma

Ratna Varma
Generate As You Brake in Gas-Fueled Cars
A.B. Lucas S.S.

An innovative concept of applying electric regenerative braking in existing gas-fueled cars is proposed. Different electric braking techniques – Resistive, Plugging and Regenerative, are evaluated. Regenerative braking is implemented to prevent the loss of car’s kinetic energy as frictional heat, and save it as energy in capacitors for other applications. This novel scheme has potential to decrease world’s fuel consumption and emission of greenhouse gases.

AwardValue
Silver Medal – Automotive
Junior
Sponsor: AUTO21
$700
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Silver Medallist – $1500 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$1500
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Office of Energy Efficiency Award
Junior
Sponsor: Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Office of Energy Efficiency
$500