The Science forum of Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, V V Puram conducted the most anticipated event of the year– "Science Carnival 2012". Science Carnival is a stage where the Science Forum of the college brings forth the exceptional talents and projects of the students and encourages them to display their hidden potentials. This year 20 teams participated in the event to exhibit their models. To give a carnival feel rock band music was presented at the beginning of the event. Events like Science Rangoli, Science Collage were also part of the event.
Few models that grasped limelight were Ruben’s Tube, Space Rover and Hydro Electric Power
A Rubens' tube, also known as a standing wave flame tube, is antique physics equipment for demonstrating acoustic standing waves in a tube. Invented by German physicist Heinrich Rubens in 1905, it shows the relationship between sound waves and sound pressure.A length of pipe is perforated along the top and sealed at both ends - one seal is attached to a small speaker, the other to a supply of a flammable gas. The pipe is filled with the gas, and the gas leaking from the perforations is lit. If a suitable constant frequency is used, a standing wave
can form within the tube.
A rover is a space exploration vehicle designed to move across the surface of a planet or other astronomical body. Rovers arrive on spacecraft and are used in conditions very distinct from those on the Earth, which makes some demands on their design. Their advantages over orbiting spacecraft are that they can make observations to a microscopic level and can conduct physical experimentation.
Hydro Electric Power
A dam is built to trap water, usually in a valley where there is an existing lake. Water is allowed to flow through tunnels in the dam, to turn turbines and thus drive generators. The dam is much thicker at the bottom than at the top, because the pressure of the water increases with depth. Hydro-electric power stations can produce a great deal of power economically.