These students competed in teams to design the best turbofan engine and win up to 50,000. Turkish lira: more than $8,500.00 USD.
Taking place in September 2019 at Istanbul New Airport, the 4-day festival was home to several competitions in addition to the first ever Turbofan Engine Design Competition, including the Mini Jet Radial Compressor Design Competition, Robotics Competitions, and UAV and Fighter-UAV Design Competitions.
Competitors in the Turbofan Engine Design Competition were required to prepare both a preliminary design and final design report. Finalists were then invited to present their results.
Using the AxSTREAM® Preliminary Design module, competitors entered the boundary conditions given and generated a range of dozens to thousands of designs which met the desired parameters. From there, the competitors designed their turbofan engine components in 1D, 2D, and 3D, performing design analysis and optimization along the way. First place went to ETU-Griffon of TOBB ETÜ, who created a 2-spool low-bypass turbofan engine design with an afterburner.
“This competition is and will continue to be a great opportunity for these young engineers in Turkey and around the world. They were able to compete for money, but they also received hands-on experience using a commercial software program implemented into numerous aerospace companies around the world for this exact application. By enabling engineering students to use commercial software for their original designs, the sky is the limit for what they can do. We created AxSTREAM® to foster healthy competition and drive innovation within the industry, giving companies the best tools possible to make revolutionary designs in addition to improving what already exists. These student competitors are getting a head-start on what they can expect in their aerospace engineering careers. We’re very proud of the work they’ve done using AxSTREAM®.” Said Dr. Leonid Moroz, founder and CEO of SoftInWay, Inc.
SoftInWay has a long history of working with educational and research institutes, supporting more than 300 universities around the world with its AxSTREAM® EDU platform. Additionally, SoftInWay has for years sponsored the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics gas turbine competition. Moroz says SoftInWay’s team looks forward seeing what this next generation of engineers accomplishes in the professional world and is happy to have a hand in supporting them.
SoftInWay, Inc. is a global R&D engineering company specializing in the development of efficient turbomachinery components and systems by offering its integrated and automated software platform, AxSTREAM ® for all steps of the turbomachinery design, redesign, analysis, and optimization process (including complete 3D design, thermodynamic cycles, rotor dynamics, and secondary flow and cooling system simulation). SoftInWay also offers a number of engineering services and educational courses, available both online and in a classroom-style setting.
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