Altair Simulation Challenge


Please read this important announcement about ASME E-Fests® in 2021

ASME is excited to host a second E-Fest Digital on April 24, 2021. E-Fest Digital will include career and professional development content, digital competitions (including the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge, the Student Design Competition, the Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Competition, the Oral Competition, the Environmental Systems Division Oral Competition, the Elevator Pitch Competition, the Altair Simulation Challenge and much more!  Questions about E-Fest Digital may be directed to

We encourage students, competitors, and faculty members to take advantage of the learning experiences provided by both our competitions and other digital offerings throughout the year. Questions may be directed to and a digital calendar is posted on (sort by audience type students/early career engineer) with lots of information.

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Students are encouraged to download E-Fest competitions rules at for our 2021 Digital events.  Additionally, ASME will be hosting a series of year-long digital events, webinars and other competitions.  Please visit for more details.  

What is the Altair Simulation Challenge & Prizes

This challenge recognizes the use of CAE (computer aided engineering) simulation to understand and enhance a part or system of parts.  Simulation must be done with Altair simulation tools, which can be obtained either by requesting a free software sponsor from Altair’s landing page, using the Free Student Edition or if available at a  participant’s school.  Simulation options can include but are not limited to linear analysis, optimization or light weighting, control systems, CFD, NVH, and fatigue.  Awards will be presented to the Teams which demonstrate outstanding improvement in the design of any part or system of parts that was achieved by using CAE simulation.

Altair hosted two training workshops to support the Altair Simulation Challenge:

Creating Lightweight Optimized Designs with Altair Inspire - View the YouTube recording now.

Lower energy consumption and better performance with optimized aerodynamics (CFD) with Altair Virtual Wind Tunnel- View the YouTube recording now.


1st Place - $750.00
2nd Place - $500.00
3rd Place - $250.00

Altair Simulation Challenge Rules & Deadlines

Download the Altair Simulation Challenge 2021 Rules.

Upcoming Deadlines:



Register for the Altair Simulation Challenge and E-Fest Digital by March 8, 2021.


If you have questions about the Altair Simulation Challenge rules, email and, and visit our Altair Simulation Challenge landing page where you will find a student forum, resources and much more at: 

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