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SimScale Summer Breeze Contest


Dear SimScale and simulation enthusiasts,

We would like to welcome you to this limited edition community competition. Get ready to show off your simulation and post-processing skills to the entire SimScale community. On your mark, get set, simulate!

\underline{\Large{\textbf{The Challenge}}}

This year’s Summer Breeze Contest asks participants to create a unique project related to natural or mechanical ventilation. Participants must include post-processed results as well as report on their findings in the comments of their project. The more descriptive, the better!


Every project submitted using the tag ‘SimScaleSummerBreeze’ will receive:

  1. Free and professional promotion across the web and social channels from the SimScale Marketing Team (Great for students or young professionals looking to add to their CVs and resumes for application season).

  2. The top 3 projects will receive professional achievement certifications from SimScale and will be featured in a blog piece and/or video.

  3. The top 3 projects will also receive a free CV/Resume review from the SimScale team for feedback and suggestions on how you can breeze through your interviews!

  4. Finally, the first prize project will win prizes 1,2 & 3, along with a SimSwag Bag filled with goodies to make your vacation season sweeter than a summer breeze!


All projects must be created on or before Friday, 26th of July, 2019 (midnight - Central European Summer Time (CEST)

\underline{\Large{\textbf{Submission Criteria}}}

  • Project must be public
  • Must contain a descriptive title and compelling project description (at least 100 words)
  • Must contain at least one successful simulation run
  • Must contain at least five post-processing screenshots (either created via the online post-processor or manually added to a comment)
  • Must contain a description and interpretation of the simulation results (via a comment on the project. At least 300 words)
  • Project must be created and simulated by a community user (for more information, see FAQs below)

\underline{\Large{\textbf{How to submit your simulation}}}

Tag your project with “#SimScaleSummerBreeze” on or before Friday, 26th of July, 2019.

  • Any edits or entries after the submission deadline will not be considered in the competition!
  • Projects created by a user within a paid license or professional test license are not eligible for submission. Sign up for a community account instead to submit your project.

\underline{\Large{\textbf{Community Challenge Judging Criteria}}}

All submitted projects will be judged by a jury of SimScale simulation professionals. The following criteria will be taken into account:

  • The number of likes on the platform
  • Relevance of the project to the challenge topics
  • Quality of the description and result interpretation (Important factors: length of description/interpretation, number of images used to provide context, number of relevant tags added)
  • Originality of the project (Copying another users’ project is permitted. However, only the additional content created by the user will be subject to submission.)
  • Quality of the meshing and simulation setup
  • Overall complexity of the project
  • The number of received likes
  • The number of shares and likes on social media

\underline{\Large{\textbf{Frequently Asked Questions}}}

  • Projects created by a user within a paid license or professional test license are not eligible for submission. But never fear! These users can still participate by creating a free Community account and a public project. This way, the (online) playing field is even for all participants. Any edits or entries created after the submission deadline will no longer be considered in the competition.
  • In case you find yourself running out of core hours, but are close to finishing your project, feel free to reach out to me and I will help you out with some more computation power.
  • What if I run into problems and need help with my project? No worries! Just ask for help in the forum and we’ll try to solve the issue together.
  • Can I copy an existing project? Yes, feel free to get inspired by other public projects in the community. However, note that only the additional value added to the project will be subject to submission in the contest.
  • Find more information in our blog.

Note: Any attempt to manipulate winning parameters will result in immediate disqualification.

We wish you the best of luck! Happy simulating and let the games begin!