The SimScalator — March Edition’s Winner

SimScalator March edition winner

In a previous article we explained what the SimScalator is and presented the previous winners with their simulations.

Now that we had a new contest and announced a new winner (not so new, you will see), we would like to show you the participants of the March edition and their work.

So here they are, la crème de la crème:

Vibration analysis of a barbell in a fitness studio

Gyms are often located in the top floors of business towers. Some body builders can lift more than 200 kg of iron. The goal of our Co-founder and Product Manager Alex Fischer was to analyze the forces and introduced vibrations into the concrete ceiling of underlying offices if those weights are dropped.

The simulation was focused on a so-called dynamic drop analysis, which involves contact resolution between the floor and the barbell.

Here you can see his simulation project.

Shark Hydrodynamics

Determined to perform her first simulation, our Marketing Director Agata Krzysztofik, decided to use as template the dolphin simulation created by our user Roozbeh in the Public Projects, with a twist: she chose to simulate a shark instead.

Shark CAD Onshape


After creating her CAD model with Onshape, Agata transfered it to the SimScale platform and created the mesh.

Her busy work schedule as Marketing Director didn’t give her enough time to perform the simulation in time for the competition, but she did provide great suggestions to improve the platform. And she’s determined to finish it for the next SimScalator!

Tent Heating Equipment Simulation

In Germany and many other countries, using tents for events is very popular, regardless the season. For winter, tent rental companies offer top-notch heating equipment to ensure comfort.

The heaters are connected to the tent via a tunnel through which heated air is blown inside. Experts often try to find out how long before an event should the heating
be started, as the tent needs to warm up. Our Managing Director David Heiny decided to use SimScale to find out.

Tent heating equipment

DEM Bucket Wheel Analysis – The Winner

After winning the SimScalator in September last year, our Business Developer Kristina Lowe decided to take on a new challenge. For this edition, she performed a DEM bucket wheel analysis.

Being new to Particle Analyses, she had to do research and find materials that would help her be successful with her simulation. We’re already used to her determination, so we were not surprised to see her presentation with the analysis results.

But this doesn’t mean we were not impressed. Yes, you guessed it. With her complex simulation successfully finalized and the platform improvement suggestions she presented, Kristina won the SimScalator for the second time!

Congrats to her and to all the participants!

So here she goes again! Kristina won the SimScalator for the second time. She keeps getting better and better at this, doesn’t she?

Keep yourself posted for the next SimScalator. I’m sure our team members are preparing some great simulations!Kristina Lowe - SimScalator winner

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