Stephen Ferguson, CD-adapco's Head of Marketing Communications, explains:
"The quality of entries to the 2008 competition was staggering, which is a reflection both on the sophistication of our user-base and of the technological capability of our software. The ability to communicate engineering information, while engaging with an increasingly non-specialist audience, is a key skill for any CAE analyst. The entrants to this competition have demonstrated that, although people are becoming increasingly familiar with simulation generated imagery, a carefully generated CAE image still has the power to captivate."
Choosing from a large selection of entries, a jury of senior CD-adapco staff finally named Danfoss Comfort Controls Flow Specialist Per Adamson as the overall winner, for his simulation of flow through a pre-setting valve. Although clearly delighted at his victory, newly crowned Guru Per was clearly somewhat shocked to win: "I am a little bit amazed to hear that my entry was special enough to win, considering what I had planned in the beginning. But that just makes me even more confident for next year's competition!"
As a reward for his achievement, Per will be attending a 2008 Grand Prix as the guest of CD-adapco and the Renault F1 Team.
Per Adamson was named CD-adapco's 2008 CFD Guru for his simulation of flow through a pre-setting valve.