Altair Global Contest for Students - 2022

Explore the limitless possibilities of system simulation enhanced by Artificial Intelligence

日本語ページはこちら

 

The Challenge

What if you could create a simulation model that retains the precision of a full scale 3D analysis while running up to thousands of times faster? 

This technology is already here and is called romAI! it uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create a reduced order model (rom) of your detailed system model. In the case of a complete system simulation, it is often sufficient to reduce components to their essential behavior, and improve run time while still achieving sufficiently accurate results.

The romAI models need just a small set of physical data or few results from 3D simulation runs to use as training data and generate the reduced order model (rom) that delivers fast run times and accurate results. romAI produces highly accurate results when operating within the training space and is even stable and useful for extrapolation outside the space.

 

Welcome to the unique experience of this AI driven system modeling contest, which is a fun and quick way to learn system modeling, digital twins and AI, and win exciting prizes. Your task is to create a romAI model of any system, trained with either real or simulation test data, and validate it with previously unused test data. Training material, free software, webinars and other such resources will be provided for all participants.

Join one of the regional contests! Please choose the one your university is located in. Regional winners have a further chance to win the global prize*!

The deadline for submissions is  July 29, 2022 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time).

 

 


Contest Prizes*

First Prize: US $1000 

Second Prize: US $500

Third Prize: US $250

Most Creative Presentation: US $500

First Prize: US $1000 

Second Prize: US $500

Third Prize: US $250

Most Creative Presentation: US $500 

First Prize: US $1000 

Second Prize: US $500

Third Prize: US $250

Most Creative Presentation: US $500 

Overall Global Winner Prize: US $1000

 

In addition to the above prizes, up to 5 selected "Entrants" from each region will receive a prize of US $50

*All prizes will be provided in the form of a voucher redeemable at online sites such as Amazon and will be provided in USD or in local currency.

Back to Top


 

Contest Registration

Step 1: Register for the contest

  • Join the Altair Community (if not a member already), log in and then RSVP the contest invite (click here) by choosing Respond > Attend
  • Comment on the contest invite and write a quick post on what excites you about participating in this contest.
  • If you are participating as a team, each team member must do the above.

Any questions or concerns regarding the contest can be asked in the competitions forum here and will be answered promptly.

 

Back to Top


 

 

Step 2: Request and install the free Altair student edition 2022 (Make sure you have Activate 2022 which includes the romAI extension released in May 2022)

In the student edition request form please choose "Altair Contest" in the "How did you hear about the student edition?" field and kindly fill in "romAI Contest" in the Note: field

If you have trouble viewing or filling the form below, please click here to fill the form in another window.

 

 

Back to Top



 

Problem Statement

Step 3: Understand the details of the contest problem

The problem usually takes less than 8 days for most students to solve.

Task A : Generate a Reduced Order Model using romAI that mimics a real-world system/digital twin to a sufficient degree of accuracy

Description:

  • Generate / Acquire Suitable Test Data or use data gathered from a real-world system or from simulations of a digital twin.
  • Use this data to train the romAI (create a reduced order model using AI) that mimics the real-world system/digital twin.
  • Use the reduced order model you have created in an Altair Activate system model and validate it with a side by side video or pdf description showing the romAI behavior and real-world system/digital twin behavior.

Software to be used: Altair Activate

Evaluation criteria:  We suggest you choose a system that is fun and interesting for you to work with. The level of complexity of the system you select is not important. It is more important to demonstrate you understand the concept and show how the romAI model was improved and moved closer to mimic the real-world system/digital twin

See the training materials section for the example model files

 

Task B : Optional - Creative Presentation

Description: Make a video showing the entire process of your contest solution, capture yourself talking about digital twins and how the technology excites you!

Evaluation criteria: Judges will evaluate your presentations skills, explanation of the process and the overall attractiveness and attention grabbing nature of the video you will be creating.

 

 

 

 

Back to Top


 

Training Material

Step 4: Learn how to use the software and solve the problem

Here you will find an example that goes through the the problem solution requirements, and you will also find related model files to practice yourself.

Installation / Activation of the romAI in Altair Activate.

romAI is preinstalled in Altair Activate 2022, just go to File > Extension Manager > Switch it on.

romAI Introduction and help manual - Click Here !

Multidisciplinary romAI Examples with Data to Try yourself

ROM for a Mass Spring Damper - Linear

Click here for the Model Files

ROM for Mass Spring Damper - Non Linear

Click here for the Model Files

ROM for the Heat Exchange of a Battery Cell

Click here for the Model Files

ROM for Bucket picking up granular material

Click here for the Model Files

ROM for the CFD Heat Type

Click here for the Model Files

ROM for a Non Linear Resistor

Click here for the Model Files

BBT Example Step 1: Generate / Acquire Suitable Test Data or use data gathered from a digital twin to train the romAI (example uses digital twin of a real-world system, gathering data directly from real-world system or by any other method is allowed)

BBT Example Step 2: Train a Reduced Order Model using romAI that mimics a real-world system/digital twin.

BBT Example Step 3 : Validate the romAI with a video showing the romAI behavior and real-world system/digital twin behavior,

Multidisciplinary romAI Applications (Articles)

Online Webinar and Q & A session

Join students around the world for our free webinar at the below mentioned time to learn more about the contest and receive training on romAI and the contest solution process, the link to join the meeting from the browser will be posted here shortly.

Location Local Time  Time Zone           UTC Offset
Bengaluru (India) Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 18:30:00  IST           UTC+5:30 hours
New York (USA) Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 09:00:00  EDT           UTC-4 hours
Berlin (Germany) Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 15:00:00  CEST           UTC+2 hours
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 13:00:00  UTC


 

Judging Criteria

An international team of Altair experts will evaluate submitted Entries. Scoring is based on the criteria specified below

  1. Type of real-world system/digital twin (10 points)
  2. Quality and relevance of the submitted reports and files - test data used to train the romAI, trained romAI folder, Altair Activate system model using the romAI (30 points)
  3. Understanding of the required concept and improvement shown in the performance of romAI vs real system/digital twin outputs (40 points)
  4. Innovation and creativity (20 points)

Creative Presentation Prize Entry: A five (5) minute (maximum) video explaining or demonstrating the work that was done, which will be awarded separately. (Regional/Zonal Best Video -- Most Creative Presentation Prize)

Back to Top


 

Contest Solution Files Upload

Step 5: Upload your report and files here by choosing the region your university is in

Entries must consist of the following:

1) The Student Edition Software License file that was applied for and received by the Entrant to participate in this Contest.

  • Note: The Student Edition Software License should not have expired on the day that the Entry is submitted.

2) TrainData File (csv), final romAI model folder (.zip), final Activate model file(.scm) 

3) A Video or two page pdf document describing the system modelled, the improvement and the final performance of romAI in comparison to the real-world system/digital twin.

  • pdf : one page describing the system with images, also describe the simulation or digital twin used to generated the training data if applicable, and one page describing the results from the romAI model vs the results from the real-world system/digital twin.
  • video: explaining all of the above in a video of maximum 5 minutes in duration.

Creative Presentation Prize Entry (optional): A five (5) minute (maximum duration) video explaining or demonstrating the work that was done in a creative way, let your creativity shine!

Note: It is mandatory to RSVP the contest invite (click here) by choosing Respond > Attend Before you upload.

Americas

 

Clicking on the checkbox constitutes the Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Contest Rules, Terms and Conditions.




EMEA

 

Clicking on the checkbox constitutes the Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Contest Rules, Terms and Conditions.




 

APAC

 

Clicking on the checkbox constitutes the Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Contest Rules, Terms and Conditions.




 

 

Any questions or concerns regarding the contest can be asked here and will be answered promptly.

Back to Top


Altair Global Digital Twin Contest for Students - 2021 (Click Here)

Learn about the 2021 contest, the challenge, the exciting entries and video submissions for the creative presentations, winners reactions etc.