Students of the Master in Product Design and Development and the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering win the Altair Global Student Contest

15 May 2024
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A group of students from the Master in Product Design and Development, consisting of Marina Belichón, Oriol Gómez and Adrià Portero, and the students from the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering Mariona Figueras and Cristina Rovira have won the Altair Global Student Contest, a competition that motivates students to optimize an existing design to improve its efficiency and sustainability while maintaining its structural integrity.

The first project, devised by Marina Belichón, Oriol Gómez and Adrià Portero, consists of the redesign of the triple clamp of a high-performance motorcycle, a critical component known for its impact on the vehicle’s maneuverability and stability. With the help of Altair Inspire, and Elisava teachers Marta Janeras and Xavi Riudor, they have managed to reduce 53% of the mass of the piece, while improving its structural integrity to maintain a safety factor of 1.6x and a displacement of just 0.33 mm. Not only does this solution optimize performance, but it also pioneers a new aesthetic, which could change future standards.

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On the other hand, undergraduate students Mariona Figueras and Cristina Rovira, under the tutorship of Marta Janeras, have been awarded for their proposal ‘Aeroflex’, a putter optimized through simulation using Altair software. With the project, a result that is 43% lighter than the standards has been achieved, thanks to the incorporation of a lattice structure, which maintains the necessary rigidity to hit the ball accurately.

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