Olympiad 2018

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, 2018 at universities around the world.

The competition between students will consist of the following parts: participating 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 the necessary technological chain for its manufacturing and then simulate the proposed forging process. Also, students can choose 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.

The designed technology will be judged by following criteria:

  • computation of the hot forging part drawing;
  • justification of designed bulk forging technology;
  • effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed technology based on the results of simulation in QForm. The optimally designed technology should provide no defects, complete filling of the die impression, consist of a minimum number of technological chain steps with high forging energy efficiency and high material consumption efficiency with optimal grain flow.

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.