This research work was awarded at Round:3 Window:2 under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) – the then country’s most prestigious research grant. This was jointly supported by the World Bank [World Bank's Project], University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and the Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.
Granting Agency : Ministry of Education in collaboration with World Bank (WB).
Total Grant: 5,877,000 BDT (nearly $ 70,000)
Duration: 3 years
Proposal Submitting Entity: Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering (MPE), Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology.
Management team members: Md. Jubayer Hossain (Sub-project Manager), Anjan Goswami (Deputy Sub-project Manager), Abhishek Kumar Ghosh, Rashique Iftekhar Rousseau, Mohammad Merajul Haque, Md. Rejaul Haque, Mir Moniruzzaman Mobin.
- City Drive Cycle of Dhaka city (considering major four routes) was generated and analyzed and it was observed that the derived drive cycle for Dhaka city is different from international drive cycles like FTP and NEDC.
- Development and successful implementation of methodologies for the remodeling of a motor vehicle to extract braking energy and to store the recovered energy. A substantial amount of braking energy was recovered in this research work.
- 2 undergraduate thesis groups and one 3rd year project group were the beneficiaries of this research work. The research article titled “Drive Cycle of Heavy Vehicles in Dhaka City: A Case Study” was the indirect outcome of this research project.
- In addition, different automotive teams of AUST participating in various international automotive contests aiming to build fuel efficient car, e.g., Shell Eco-marathon, had used and are still using the facilities created during this project.