ME Students Won ASME IDSC Award

Students from around the globe competed in the finals of ASME's inaugural Innovative Design Simulation (IDSC) Challenge in Buffalo, N.Y., on Aug. 17. There were 13 students competing in three software simulation categories.

In the Custom Software Category, Nathan Daley, Nick Selby and Jia-Li Liu of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology won for Best Utility Simulation for Product Design. The students, who were supervised by Thomas Stone, ME grad student, computed through various simulation iterations, each part of an automobile drivetrain. Their goal was to determine the optimal differential gear for best performance in a quarter-mile drag race.  

The inaugural ASME Innovative Design Simulation (IDSC) Challenge was designed to give mechanical engineering and multi-disciplinary undergraduate students around the world an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in developing and deploying simulations or simulation frameworks and environments. These simulations enable the prediction of models capturing systemic or service behavior for the needs of product or service design, maintenance, qualification or certification in all areas of engineering innovation. Students showcased their knowledge and creativity and addressed a broad spectrum of academic, industrial, manufacturing, and humanitarian challenges.

The advisors for each winning simulation received a faculty advisor award for their work with the students. The students will be conducting ASME facilitated webinars to share their simulations and lessons learned with students worldwide.

Read about other winners.