A Student Fulfills His Dreams at Renault F1
IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO, United States of America - Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - What does a 25-year-old engineering student studying aerodynamic optimization want more than anything in the world: a chance to work for six months with the ING Renault F1 Team in their Research and Development Department in Enstone, United Kingdom-with full accommodations and a Company car, to boot!
That is just what happened to Josef Dubsky from the Czech Republic on July 30, 2007, when Mr. Dubsky entered the 2007 Altran Engineering Academy's fourth annual worldwide competition-and defeated nearly 1,000 young engineers who entered detailed technical projects in the competition.
Genuinely surprised, the 25 year-old was at a loss of words when Robin
Tuluie, Head of R&D for ING Renault F1 Team, called his name at the end of
a very tense day. Earlier, he had held
his own when the jury deluged him with questions following his exposé on Automatic Aerodynamic Optimization Based on CFD. This brilliant presentation, coupled with his
on-the-spot argumentation, allowed him to get ahead of the competition.
But, it wasn't only Mr. Dubsky's presentation that found favor with the judges-it was the powerful capabilities of the Sculptor interactive design software technology developed by Optimal Solutions Software, LLC, and used by Mr Dubsky during his project that resulted in:
the number of analyzed designs being increased by an order of magnitude;
no human interaction necessary during the optimization;
no manual re-meshing, resulting in a dramatic reduction in time and costs per analysis.
"The use of Sculptor was very instrumental in finding the
optimal solution' and winning this very prestigious worldwide contest."
Winner of Altran Engineering Academy
Automatic Aerodynamic Optimization Contest
CFD solver, Fluent, and design optimization tool, Engineous's iSIGHT, assisted in the success of the project.
"This year the level of candidates was as high as ever, but unfortunately, there could only be one winner. I was really impressed by the preparation, the passion and research they put into their work, and I am sure they will all have a successful career. I hope all of them will fulfil their dream one day."
Robin Tuluie, Head of R&D, Renault F1 Team.
Headed by Robin Tuluie, the jury for the contest was made up of experienced engineers from Altran and ING Renault F1 Team:
Alfonso Martinez, Managing Director of Altran Technologies in Spain;
Olivier Guillaud, Sr. Consultant in the partnership between Altran and the ING Renault F1 Team; and
Dr. Alexander Gentemann, Sr. Consultant with Askon.
Mr. Dubsky is a colleague-student of TechSoft Engineering, a Reseller for Optimal Solutions Software in the Czech/Slovak Republics.
About TechSoft Engineering - www.techsoft-eng.cz
"Leading CAE technical analysis firm in Czech/Slovak Republics"
Since it was founded in 1991, TechSoft Engineering,
located in Praha, Czech Republic, has specialized in technical analysis of a
wide range of CFD/FEM industrial applications, as well as
consultancy and support for its more than 200 customers. In support of these activities, the TechSoft R&D team is continually developing new computational methodologies and optimization processes for the CFD and FEM markets.
About Optimal Solutions Software, LLC - www.optimalsolutions.us
On October 1, 2003, Optimal Solutions Software, LLC,
officially launched "Sculptor".
Since that time, this major offering to the CFD/FEA industry has
been answering the question of how to improve engineering designs-in the most
cost-effective, timely manner.