The application of modern computational methods allows us to reduce significantly manufacturing costs of new products and to shorten the preparation time of a technological process. Combining simulation and optimization methods is a cheap way to decrease the material consumption of  construction and to find the best conditions for equipment operation. Computational methods used properly allow us to increase staff safety and to decrease the unfavourable influence of the process on the environment. All  that causes that computational tools play a bigger and bigger role in an engineer's work. As commercial software spreads in industry, the ability to use these tools is becoming a more and more desirable feature of employed workers.

The aim of the competition is to promote students' achievements in applying computational methods in widely understood thermal technology. Owing to the fact that there are representatives of industry and software companies in the competition jury, the information about the best works and their authors will reach prospective employers.



The competition is organized by:

  • The Institute of Thermal Technology at the Silesian University of Technology
  • Centre of Excellence of the European Union OPTI_ENERGY Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems and Processes

in cooperation with:

The prizes in the competition are as follows:

  • 1st prize - about 3000 zł
  • 2nd prize - about 2000 zł
  • 3rd to 5th prize - about 1000 zł each

Moreover the competition prize winners will be offered a traineeship in GE Poland. The Institute of Thermal Technology will also offer a Ph.D. scholarship to one of the competition finalists.