The Art of Simulation Image Competition

Announcing our winners

In 2020, we asked you — our customers and student community — to submit your best simulation images and applications, so that we could showcase your achievements and get a glimpse into how you’re leveraging Ansys software to engineer what’s ahead. Our internal Ansys judges reviewed the hundreds of submissions and determined this year’s qualifying images that moved on to the public voting portion of the competition, which was open until mid-December.

Now, the votes have been tallied and the simulation community has spoken. Congratulations to our six category winners!

3d design winner

3D Design

WINNER: Rodrygo Karassawa Zanoni, senior specialist engineer at FEM3D

Simulation explanation: Structural stress and deformation of a jacket seafastening.

Products used: Ansys SpaceClaim, Ansys Mechanical

electromagnetics winner full


WINNER: Alexander Shalaby, microwave design specialist at Meggitt Airframe Systems

Simulation explanation: A radiation pattern of an AESA array radar with >1000 elements, behind the nose cone of a fifth-generation fighter aircraft.

Product used: Ansys HFSS

structures winner full


WINNER: Salim Boukhssas, mechanical engineering student at the Mohammadia School of Engineers

Simulation explanation: Structural deformation of a train disc brake.

Product used: Ansys Mechanical

fluids winner full


WINNER: Rituja Kulkarni, CFD research assistant at the University of Cincinatti

Simulation explanation: Air simulation in Rituja’s apartment: Wind coming inside the apartment from the window and balcony door is simulated, as well as the effect of a rotating fan.

Product used: Ansys Fluent

heatlthcare winner full


WINNER: Tamás Büki, CTO at YourAnastomosis

Simulation explanation: Multiple parameters (WSS, pressure gradient summation) of a loop for dialysis access, precisely presenting the predilection areas of vessel wall changes evidenced by histology.

Product used: Ansys fluids package

multi winner full


WINNER: Rahul Singh, engineer at BRP

Simulation explanation: Development of a 300HP 2-Stroke Outboard marine engine. Multiple simulations were run to account for heating, cooling, pressure and fatigue, among others.

Product used: Ansys Fluent, Ansys CFX, Ansys Mechanical, Ansys Ensight