American Society For Composites

The Student Simulation Challenge


The Fifth (2017) ASC Simulation Challenge will be announced shortly
The Fourth (2016) American Society for Composites (ASC) Simulation Challenge began on September 1st, 2016.

Submissions will be due on September 19th, 2016 (Noon) at the American Society for Composites 31st Technical Conference and 52nd ASTM Committee D30 Meeting, September 19-22, 2016, Williamsburg, Virginia. Conference Website is:

4th Simulation Challenge
Problem Theme: Simulation-based design of a material system for a wing of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Team registration closed at midnight - 9.1.2016
Competition is now underway with teams from U. Delaware, U. Wyoming, South Carolina, Penn State, and National University of Singapore.
Challenge Description

The Third American Society for Composites (ASC) Simulation Challenge

The American Society for Composites conducted the Third Student Simulation Challenge at the 30th Technical Conference, Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. This year's theme is the design of a composite structure that transfers load from one location to three other rigid supports in 3D space. Challenge requires the student teams to develop a low-weight and innovative design and a simulation-based design substantiation.

The challenge began on September 15, 2015 and ended at Noon on September 28th, 2015.

The society awarded the First Prize to Mr. Robert Hart (University of Iowa) and Second Prize to Ms. Zohreh Asaee (Dalhousie University).

Click on Winner's Circle for previous challenge winners.

Challenge Organization Team

  • Kishore Pochiraju, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Bazle (Gama) Haque, University of Delaware
  • Mark Pankow, NC State University
  • David Mollenhauer, Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB
  • Endel Iarve, University of Texas at Arlington

Questions, Comments, or Interested in participating?

Please email kishore (dot) pochiraju (at) stevens (dot) edu