ESTECO Academy in collaboration with APRILIA Racing and Gamma Technologies launches its 2016 Design Challenge dedicated to Engineering Students around the world. Test your skills in numerical analysis, simulation and testing to design the perfect race engine.
The winning team will enjoy a job experience with the APRILIA Racing team, which during its young history already counts on several World Championship Awards. Competing teams will enjoy a hands-on experience and learn how to balance the use of cutting edge software technology with their analytical applied mathematics background.
ESTECO, Aprilia Racing and Gamma Technologies are pleased to invite teams of undergraduate and graduate students attending the Faculties of – including but not limited to – Engineering in universities around the world, to submit a project and compete in the ESTECO Academy & APRILIA Racing Design Challenge.
The competition challenge consists in the design of a 4 stroke single cylinder engine through multidisciplinary optimization, using principles of engineering to find the highest improvement in the engine performance, respecting the constraints and starting from the baseline configuration outlined in the presentation attached.
Visit the website to learn more and Compete.
The submitted work should be innovative and should demonstrate the use of the modeFRONTIER optimization platform and Gamma Technologies solution; the jury will favor designs providing significant improvements in energy usage and sustainability. The most successful entries will be those that leverage advanced or novel engineering applications while adding creativity to the entire design process.
The objective of the competition is to draw students to prototyping, design and engine component manufacturing stages; the scope of the design problem is intentionally broad so as to foster creative thought and produce innovative devices.
All intellectual property (IP) generated during the competition will be wholly owned by the inventors. ESTECO, Gamma Technologies and Aprilia Racing will not claim a stake in the students’ IP as a result of their participation in the ESTECO Academy Engine Design Competition.
Participants can be individuals or teams up to 5 people currently enrolled in a postgraduate or undergraduate university course. Each member of the team must be able to prove his/her student status by means of a current enrollment certification.
Awards:- 6-month internship at Aprilia Racing, visit of the Aprilia RC headquarters & labs, 1 year of ESTECO Academy membership for each team member