The first-ever Discovery Live Engineering Design competition was a tremendous success! After carefully considering all our participants’ innovative design work, our judges selected the following entries:


Stents are commonly used to prevent or relieve partial or complete blockage in arteries. They must distribute loads so as not to damage the arterial inner walls, and they must minimize disruption of blood flow. Using the rapid geometry editing capabilities of ANSYS Discovery Live, designers at Ninsight were able to test many more concepts and innovate like never before.


HyperXite is a group of design students at University of California, Irvine. It had the goal of redesigning a high-speed pod for the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2018. With pods reaching speeds of several hundred miles per hour, safety is a major concern when it comes to considering all design parameters. Design engineers and analysts in the HyperXite group needed a faster way to develop concepts that were optimized for the various loads placed on a pod and that minimized potential drag when traveling through a tube at high speeds.

University of Utah

The Formula SAE Electric competition brings together teams from around the world to compete and show off their electric race car designs. Participating students gain real-world experience working on a large project with a group of smaller teams that must work collaboratively to create a car that passes technical inspection at the time of competition. A few students at University of Utah used Discovery Live to gain a better understanding of the air flow around their race car and test more design iterations than they previously could.


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