Students of mechanical engineering are invited to take part in the International Students Olympiad in Hot Bulk Forging Technologies, which will take place in April 2022 at universities around the world.
The competition between students will consist of the following parts: students will get a drawing of an axisymmetric part after machining and should design the hot forged part and die impression for the final forging and then determine necessary technological chain for its manufacturing and then simulate proposed forging process. Students can choose an alternative task for developing technological process of hollow aluminium profile extrusion. Simulation will be performed in QForm software for estimation and verification of the developed technology.
Organizers are asked to submit a competition entry with a list of applicant students. If the local organizer invites students from multiple universities then each university is limited to 3 participating students so if more are interested in participating, then each university must pre-select 3 most qualified participants. If only one university is involved with a local organizer, then more than 3 students may participate. On the day of the event in April 2022 competing students should arrive to assigned class room and each student will work on a personal computer with QForm simulation and CAD software installed and will have 6 hours to design the technology, to simulate it and to create a report using text editor such as Microsoft Word. Students’ reports should include calculations and justification of the proposed technology, applications and drawings in text file as well as saved QForm FE-simulation file. Each report will have special random number to achieve fair and unbiased judging. The results will be judged by a local committee. Winners will get diplomas and prizes. Then 1st place winners from each country will move on to the Scientific Committee judgment between countries where three best students’ reports from around the world will get special diplomas and prizes.
Designed technology will be judged by the following criteria:
- computation of hot forged part drawing;
- justification of designed bulk forging technology;
- effectiveness and efficiency of proposed technology based on the results of simulation in QForm. Optimally designed technology should provide no defects, complete filling of the die impression, consist of minimum number of technological chain steps with high forging energy efficiency and high material consumption efficiency with optimal grain flow.
Basic language of the Olympiad is English. Each Organizer may use different languages for reports but the students’ reports for International Committee judgment have to be translated into English. Deadlines:
- January 2022: Organizational Committee membership confirmation (including contact person) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- January 2022: Competition entry from universities (including request for QForm license if needed)
- March 2022: List with applicant students
- April 2022: Recommended date of the Olympiad at universities
All universities taking part in the Olympiad will get a free 3-month network QForm software license for 3 places to practice before the Olympiad by request. The universities will also get the solved example from the previous Olympiad for review as well as a training course of simulation in QForm.