February 7th, 2018
We are excited to announce the winners of the SimScale Academic Launch Contest!
Students were invited to submit their best simulation carried out with the SimScale cloud-based platform.
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 € Amazon gift card for his motorcycle simulation, and he spent a day at SimScale corporate headquarters in Munich, where he got an insider look behind the scenes and gained many insights about the future of computer-aided engineering.
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.”
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 who submitted impressive simulations, and we are looking forward to seeing many more creative and innovative 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 invites everyone to join the free F1 Workshop, which runs online every Thursday through April 16th. Participants in the series will conceptualize and simulate the design of an F1 race car. Many hundreds joined us for the first exciting session 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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