Article Source: IMechE
The freshmen from universities around UAE had been challenged to build, test and run a prototype of an internal pipe climber as part of Institution of Mechanical Engineer’s Annual Challenge.
University of Bolton, IMechE student chapter hosted the second IMechE Design Challenge with five teams participating from various universities across UAE. All were geared up with designs varied in size and materials but with one common objective of climbing a 2.5m long pipe. The phased levels of the competition tested an engineer’s skill in designing considering various aspects such as stability, balance and numerical accuracies.
The Challenge unfurled into its pure form when teams tested their device carrying weight against gravity ascending and descending the pipe. All aspects of the design were put to the test when the devices competed against time to become the fastest of all.
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Mohammed Alnakhi – UAE Country Representative, graced the occasion with his presence and said,
“The competition was intense and unpredictable till the end, and being a judge for the event was a challenge in itself.”
Aaqib Raza, Regional Young Member Representative IMechE MEA chapter added,
“Young aspiring engineers should be encouraged to participate in events of this kind to test their engineering skills in real life scenarios to be useful and innovative engineers.”
IMechE UAE Chapter looks forward to having cordial ties with more institutions and industrialists to motivate professionasl across UAE.