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NAFEMS Nordic Student Award

NAFEMS Nordic Student Award

Award for outstanding student work in the field of modeling, analysis and simulation


In recognition of the importance of the university sector to the advancement of numerical simulation, and to encourage students to work in these fields, NAFEMS has established a student competition! The award is aimed at those who are completing a project that involves the use of engineering simulation techniques such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics or multi-body dynamics, boundary element method etc.

Period 2021/2022

1st Prize: 1.000 Euro

Submit your work

How to participate, rules and regulations: see below


Poster-DINA4-NAFEMS-NORDIC-Student-Award 2021-2022.pdf

Period 2020/2021

1stPrize: 1.000 Euro *
2ndPrize: 300 Euro *
* Prize money with the kind support of FS Dynamics

List of submissions 2020/2021 for the full work review stage:

Stress Constrained Topology Optimization for non Proportional Loading
G. Granlund (Lund University)

Experimental Testing and MaterialModeling of Anisotropy in InjectionMoulded Polymer Materials
S. Shahid-Widaad Gukhool (Blekinge Tekniska Högskola)

An Average Female Head-Neck Finite Element Model with Reflexive Neck Muscles
I Putu Alit Putra (Chalmers University of Technology)

Material Models and Crash Simulations in LS-DYNA
S. Shanakar Rao Viswanath (Chalmers University of Technology)

The Investigation and Modeling of the interaction between Paperboard Clippings in a Pipe Flow
L. Christierson (Lund University)

Multi-Scale Multiphysics Simulation Of The Thermo-Fluid-Metallurgical-Mechanical Conditions During Metal Additive Manufacturing
M. Bayat (Technical University of Denmark)

Feasibility Of Variable Rotor Span Wind Turbine Concepts Using Aero-Servo-Elastic Modelling and Discrete Optimization
Mr. Jensen (Aarhus University)

Nonlinear Response and Damage Detection Of Structures Subjected To Time-Varying Loads "Study of Diamond Folds in Mass-Impregnated (MI) cables
Sucheth Krishna Kumar Bysani (Linkoping University)

Period 2019/2020

The winner of the 2019-2020 award:

1st prize:
Analysis of the Flow of Secondary Steam through a Reheater using 3D CFD, I. Lindell (KTH)

2nd prize:
Structural Optimization of Mechanical Systems - Topology Optimization with Parametrization of Hardpoint Positions, A. Mattiasson (Chalmers University)

Rules and regulations


  1. The nomination is open to all students enrolled at a higher education institution in NORDIC in the academic year 2021-2022.
  2. The submitted work can be an individual work or a group work, whereas only one representative will be invited to present. If the work is part of a larger, ongoing project for an organization, it is eligible for nomination if it provides significant standalone work or if it is a change/extension to an existing feature of the larger project. In this case, the student must clarify this in the compilation and also make it clear what contribution he has made.
  3. The full project must be completed by 31 October 2022 and must be in writing.
  4. The project supervisor must testify that the contestant is a matriculated student for the academic year in question and that the results are the nominee’s own work.
  5. The nominee may be required to attend an interview. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Procurement directives

  1. The submitted work must to a considerable extent use technical simulation technologies such as FEM, CFD, MBD, BEM, etc.
  2. The period since the completion of the work may not exceed 1 year.
  3. Criteria for the assessment of the work are, among other things, the content level, the degree of innovation of the solutions, the quality of the presentation of the process/results, the significance and value of the project (task), etc.
  4. The deadline for the full project submission is 1 November 2022.