International CAE POSTER AWARD

A reward to the genius of young researchers

As part of the CAE Conference, a prize has been awarded to the top six innovative ideas in the field of simulation.
Amongst the winners, the University of Padua, the Mario Negri Institute and the Polytechnic of Milan

Poster award

poster award logo LAZISE - October 23rd - An award to distinguish the genius, the commitment and the resourcefulness of young people, researchers and businesses; amongst the winning posters: an innovative motorcycle helmet, a project that simulates the restructuring of the Arena of Verona; a method for the treatment of heart disease, new solutions in the automotive field. This award demonstrates that simulation can be a real opportunity for young people, in their exchange of ideas with companies and institutions, to reach new frontiers in occupation and employment.

The Poster Award is a project promoted and sponsored by EnginSoft, a world leader in innovation consulting, with the aim of promoting and spreading the culture of simulation and of rewarding the quality of new developments by young researchers. Six of them have been rewarded for their innovative ideas in the use of virtual simulation technology.

The competition was divided into two categories: Industry (for companies) and Academy (for universities) and saw the participation of more than 50 students and businesses from all over Italy and Europe. An initial selection of the 10 best posters in each category was made by a Scientific Committee, who later announced the three winners for the Industry and three students for the Academy section, who won a Tablet PC each.

The event, hosted by Luca Viscardi, of Radio NumerOne, was attended by Stefano Odorizzi, president and founder of EnginSoft, and Andrea Remuzzi, Director of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Institute of Pharmacological Research Mario Negri. Odorizzi said that he was pleased with the competition: "The Poster Awards were a success. Many projects were submitted, much beyond our expectations. Through this undertaking we wanted to create an opportunity for interaction between the business world and the universities."

Over 50 projects were presented, 31 of which reached the final stage. They are mostly posters created by young students from Italian universities, particularly from those of Padua, Salento, Basilicata and Ferrara, from the Milan and Turin Polytechnics, from the Universities of Bologna, Cassino and Pisa. One of the projects comes from the Mario Negri Institute, while, amongst the companies, we note Mox-Off, Pierburg Pump Technology and LyondellBasell.

Eng. Remuzzi, representing the Mario Negri Institute, stressed the important role that virtual simulation can have in the biomedical sector, "Biomedicine needs these new technologies to test new and different techniques, in order to achieve important results."

Promoted by EnginSoft

As for the students, the winners were:


Davide Bertini, from the University of Padua.

He submitted a poster on the simulation of renovation of complex historical buildings, such as the Arena of Verona.


Matteo Longoni of Mox-off.

He has implemented a project to simulate the comfort of a motorcycle helmet while aiming at reducing time and costs associated with the design phase.


Marco Stevanella, from Polytechnic of Milan.

He has presented a study to detect and quantify aortic malformations, which affect about 2 percent of the European population.

Amongst the companies and the research community, the winners were:


Massimo Nutini works for LyondellBasell, the third largest independent chemical company in the world.

Nutini, who submitted a poster on the characterization of plastic reinforced with glass fibre, widely used in most industrial productions.


Lorenzo Botti, from the Mario Negri Institute.

He presented a study, on an open source software platform, concerning a system that simulates blood circulation.


Giorgio Peroni of Pierburg Pump Technology.

He presented a poster on the vacuum pump, for automotive applications.

Scientific Committee

Parviz Moin
Professor of Center for Turbulence Research,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA

Gianluca Iaccarino
Uncertainty Quantification Lab, Stanford University and
Cascade Technologies Inc., USA

Clovis Maliska
SINMEC/CFD Lab Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Enrico Nobile
Professor of Thermodynamics and Thermal-fluids at the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Environmental Engineering and Head of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Trieste, Italy
Co-founder of ESTECO

Aronne Armanini
Professor, Dept. of Hydraulics, University of Trento, Trento, Italy

Franco Bonollo
Professor, Department of Management and Engineering in Vicenza,
University of Padova, Italy

Andrea Remuzzi
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Bergamo, Italy

Ugo Galvanetto
Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
University of Padova, Italy

Giuseppina Maria Rosa Montante
Professor, Department of Industrial Chemistry "Toso Montanari"
University of Bologna, Italy

Giorgio Zavarise
Professor, Department of Innovation Engineering,
University of Salento, Italy

Carlo Gomarasca
Chief executive officer

Tim Morris
Chief executive officer

Claude Gomez
Chief Technical Officer
Scilab Consortium, INRIA

Mirano Sancin
General manager, Kilometro Rosso, Scientific and technological Park
Bergamo, Italy

Sanzio Bassini
Director of CINECA Supercomputing Department
Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna), Italy

Ubaldo Barberis
Ansaldo Energia, Genova, Italy

Luca Pirola
Technical manager, Fonderie Mazzucconi, Italy

Francesca Turini
R&D, CAPRARI SpA. Modena, Italy

Daniele Apparuti
Technology Specialist CFD,
Tetra Pak Italiana SpA, Italy

Final stage: 31 project
Anna Bassi University of Padova, Italy pdf A Scilab radial basisfunctions toolbox
L. De Lorenzis2, F. Grancagnolo1, A. L’Erario1,2, A. Maffezzoli2, A. Miccoli1, S. Rella1,2, M. Spedicato1, G.Tassielli1,3,4, G. Zavarise2 1) Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Lecce, Italy
2) University of Salento, Italy
3) Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois, USA
4) University of G.Marconi, Roma, Italy
pdf Mechanical structure for an ultra-light high energy physics particle detector
Francesco Sgarabotto Università di Padova, Italy pdf LorCOT - Load-Related Design of Coatings for Forming Tools
M.V. De Bonis1, F. Marra2, G. Ruocco1 1) University of Basilicata, Italy
2) University of Salerno, Italy
pdf A Strategic Intuition to Tackle Multiphysics Modeling
of Food and Biotech Processing
Dario Fabbri, Quan Long University of Ferrara, Italy,
Brunel Institute for Bioengineering, United Kingdom
Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom
pdf Influence of micro embolic particle size and density to the travel trajectory in cerebral arteries by computational modelling
Angelo Perrone1, Pasquale Cavaliere1, Vito Primavera2, Antonio Taurisano2 1) University of Salento, Italy
2) EnginSoft, Italy
pdf Modeling of the carburizing process by the evolutionary design (ed) algorithm in modeFRONTIER®
M. Stevanella1, F. Sturla1,2, C.A. Conti1, E. Votta1, A. Della Corte3, A. Redaelli1 1) Politecnico di Milano, Italy
2) Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Verona, Italy
3) Department of Cardiothoracic and Respiratory Sciences, Seconda Università di Napoli, Italy
pdf Healthy and BAV-affected aortic root dynamics:Fluid-Structure Interaction simulationsfrom MRI-based 3D models
Sergio Terzi1, Monica Rossi2, Marco Garetti2, Romeo Bandinelli3, Mariangela Lazoi4, Margherita Peruzzini5, Massimiliano Schiraldi 1) University of Bergamo, Italy
2) Politecnico di Milano, Italy
3) University of Firenze, Italy
4) University of Salento, Italy
5) Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
6) University of Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy
pdf Management of Collaborative Development and Design Processes Observatory
A. Vaezipour, A. Mosavi Jönköping University, Sweden
Debrecen University, Hungary
pdf Managing Decision Making Within Enterprise
Alberto Consolaro University of Padova, Italy pdf Dynamic behaviour of a beltry, with bells adapted to a PTMD device 
Alessandra Pelosi1, Jawaad Sheriff2, Marco Stevanella1,Gianfranco B. Fiore1, Danny Bluestein2, Alberto Redaelli1 1) Politecnico di Milano, Italy
2) Stony Brook University, New York USA
pdf CFD-guided evaluation of platelet activation in medical devices: a case study with blood oxygenators
Maurizio Froli, Alessandro Giannelli, Leonardo Lani University of Pisa, Italy pdf Leaf Shaped Beams
P.F. Antonietti1, D. Brunetto1,2, P. Ferrandi2 and M. Verani1 1) MOX, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
2) MOXOFF, Italy
pdf Improvement and optimization strategies for a polymer extrusion process
Davide Bertini University of Padova, Italy pdf Finite Element Models for assessing the structural behaviour of complex historical
Marco Coccon Universiti of Padova, Italy pdf Reliability analysis of offshore structures and inspection planning
R. Bertelle1, M.R. Russo1, M. Venturin2 1) University of Padova, Italy
2) EnginSoft, Padova, Italy
pdf Improving Simulations through Acceleration Tecniques
Diego Gallo1, David A. Syeinman2, Payam B. Bijari2, Umberto Morbiducci1 1) Politecnico di Torino, Italy
2) University of Toronto, Canada
pdf Helical flow as emergent atheroprotective feature in healthy human carotid bifurcations
Longoni Matteo1, Formaggia Luca2, Ferrandi Paolo1 1) Moxoff, Milano, Italy
2) MOX, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
pdf A multiphysic approach to improve helmets comfort and reduce time and costs in design process
Diana Massai, Giulia Cerino, Davide Lorusso, Diego Ga
Franco Montevecchi, Umberto Morbiducci
Politecnico di Torino, Italy pdf

Bouyant vortex-based bioreactor for cell culturing in microgravity

Paolo Maria Congedo, Maria Malvoni, Mariangela Mele, Fedele Marra, Cristina Baglivo University of Salento, Italy pdf Performance measurements and numerical modeling of monocrystalline silicon PV modules in South-eastern Italy
G. Meneghetti1, M. Manzolaro1, 2, A. Andrighetto2 1) University of Padova, Italy
2) INFN, Padova, Italy
pdf Thermal-electric numerical simulation ofthe target - ion source system for the SPES project
Giorgio Figliolini, Pierluigi Rea, Chiara Lanni, Salvatore Grande University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy pdf CAE Applications
Ana Pavlovic, Cristiano Fragassa, Stefano De Miranda University of Bologna, Italy pdf Mini City Cars Needs a Crash Test
Ana Pavlovic, Cristiano Fragassa University of Bologna, Italy pdf Balistic Impact Simulation for the Safety in Tool Machines
Stefano Zamboni Nuova Carpenteria Odolese, Odolo (BS), Italy pdf Bar cooling system
In‐line fast water cooling system for hot rolled steel bar
Giorgio Peroni, Raffaele Squarcini Pierburg Pump Technology, Livorno, Italy pdf Optimization of a vacuum pump
Luciano Mariella, Emiliano Dini, Francesco Giusti Ferrari G.E.S, C.O.N.I., Italy pdf Sport performance and equipments
optimization for London 2012 Olympic Games
Massimo Nutini1, M.Vitali1, M.C. Ferrari1, C. Garcia 2, D.Sinnone1, F. Secchiero1, F. Weber3

1) Basell Poliolefine Italy
2) Basell Poliolefinas Co. Española
3) Basell Polyolefine Gmbh
Companies of LyondellBasell

pdf CAE Support to the Design of Parts made of GF-PP
Lorenzo Botti1, 2, Bogdan Ene-Iordache2, Andrea Remuzzi1, 2, Luca Antiga2 1) University of Bergamo, Italy
2) Mario Negri Institute, Italy
pdf An Open-Source Incompressible Navier-Stokes Solver forHemodynamic Simulations at High Reynolds Numbers
Lorenzo Scano Studio Tecnico Scano, Udine, Italy pdf

Fitness-for-service assessment of a superheated steam pipeline in the creep range

Gianmauro Cuccuru, Giorgio Fotia, Fabio Maggio CRS4, Bioinformatica, Pula (CA), Italy pdf Simulation of human cardiac electrophysiology with unstructured all-hexahedral spectral elements
 H. Climent3, R. Zabala2, M. Conte1, A. Igartua1, B. Zabala1 1) IK4-Tekniker,Eibar, Spain
2) Abamotor Energía,Abadiano, Spain
3) CMT motores térmicos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
pdf Modeling application to optimize a two stroke engine at 3000rpm