Sponsoring the future

NUMECA is proud to be a partner and sponsor of student teams enabling students to learn hands-on, to solve complex engineering problems and to create state-of-the-art designs. 

All NUMECA software solutions are available for classroom courses as well as student projects, from our comprehensive turbomachinery, marine, multiphysics, including meshing range. NUMECA software allows instructors to easily incorporate illustrations and exercises into CFD and Fluid Mechanics courses.



To find the optimum design within the limits of the competition, the Agoria Solar Team from KU Leuven ran many simulations using OMNIS™, and were able to make a large variety of design changes thanks to its quick and easy, yet high-quality mesh production.

The Manta Ray team (from the Moscow Polytechnic University) used FINE™/Marine to minimize drag by reducing the surface area of the hull wetted by the water and the wave making characteristics of the boat. Learn more.


The Poly eRacing team (from Polytechnique Montréal) used OMNIS™/Hexpress to design the formula student car. Learn more.



Teams from HEIG-VD and Mines Paris Tech use FINE™/Marine in their participation in the HYDROcontest.


R&D Projects

In the development of state-of-the-art technologies, NUMECA works in partnership on several R&D projects with many universities worldwide.

Soot model developed at TU Delft

OMNIS™/Open-DBS with OpenLabs™ was used to develop a soot model by adding a transport equation for the soot mass-fraction with added nucleation and oxidation source term based on Khan and Greeves + Magnussen’s oxidation model. It was applied to simulate Kent and Honnery’s turbulent ethylene flame (1987).  

Stevens Institute used FINE™/Marine to study a free-surface hydrodynamic model for simulating planing hull hydrodynamics. In addition, FINE™/Marine is an example of NUMECA’s close collaboration with universities, as its solver originated as a research tool at Ecole Centrale de Nantes and is still developed there.

The Technische Universität München-Institute for Flight Propulsion is using OMNIS™/Turbo in research projects.  For example, the software has been used to study interaction between the flow and different casing treatments for a high pressure compressor.

Source: I. Wilke,  H.-P. Kau, “A numerical investigation of the influence of casing treatments on the tip leakage flow in a HPC front stage”, ASME Turbo Expo 2002,  Paper GT-2002-30642

Universidad Publica de Navarra used OMNIS™/Open-DBS with OpenLabs™ successfully for predicting wind flow to complex terrain surfaces.





Are you from a student team looking for a CFD-solution?

Contact us at academic@numeca.be for further information!


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