Motorcycle Simulation Wins SimScale Academic Contest

We are excited to announce the winners of the SimScale Academic Launch Contest!

Students were invited to submit their best simulation, with the criteria of Creativity, Impressiveness and Awesomeness.

Contest Winner — Motorcyle Simulation by Niklas Siwczak

First prize was won by Niklas Siwczak, a student of mechanical engineering at the University of Hannover, Germany. He submitted an impressive simulation of the aerodynamics of two overtaking motorcycles. As the winner, Niklas receives a 150 Euro Amazon gift card for his motorcycle simulation, and he spent a day at SimScale corporate headquarters in Munich where he received deep insights about the future of the Computer Aided Engineering industry.

One of the judges, Ben Lewis, president of Custom Machines, said “I was really impressed by this motorcycle simulation. The results clearly show the benefit the trailing rider obtains from the slipstream of the lead rider.”

Motorcycle Simulation by Niklas Siwczak on the SimScale platform

Second place went to Saumitra Joshi, from the Technical University of Munich, for his pipeline network design. We also are pleased that Saumitra has joined SimScale as a junior computational fluid dynamics engineer at our headquarters in Munich, while he continues to pursue his master’s degree.

We were thrilled with the many students that submitted impressive simulations, and are looking forward to see many more creative designs from students worldwide using the SimScale Academic Program.

As more and more universities around the globe join forces with SimScale to teach the latest skills to the next generation of engineers, we will be holding additional contests in the future, so stay tuned!

Also, SimScale also invites everyone to join the free SimScale Formula One Workshop series, which runs online every Thursday through April 16th. Participants in the series will conceptualize and simulate the design of an F1 race car. Details are available at Many hundreds joined the first exciting workshop last week with special guest Nic Perrin, founder of PERRINN F1 and head of trackside engineering at Manor F1, so sign up today and join on time on Thursday to secure your spot in the next workshop!

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