And the Winners Are . . .
Many people like a little friendly competition, as evidenced by the millions of March Madness brackets filled-out at the start of the NCAA’s post-season basketball tournament each year. Those of us here at Tecplot are no different. As a result, we launched our 2016 Plot Contest in January, hoping to receive some stunning images generated by Tecplot software. Based on the submissions we received, we’re happy to report the quality and creativity of our customers’ work exceeded our expectations.
The rules of the contest were quite simple: any image or plot generated using our software — whether it be Tecplot RS, Tecplot 360, Tecplot Focus or Tecplot Chorus — was eligible. March 31, 2016 was the submission deadline.
The images were judged on technical excellence, overall impact, artistic merit and subject-matter relevance. A clear and concise caption was mandatory. And finally, the hard-to-define, but we’ll-know-it-when-we-see-it “wow factor” must have jumped off the computer screen.
A panel of Tecplot judges voted and the winners are:
Grand Prize Winner: 3D kinematics and unsteady wake structure of a fast swimming killer whale. Submitted by Yan Ren, University of Virginia
Runner up: Borehole lithology, well screens and potentiometric surface (blue) in an industrial site. Submitted by Assaf Wunsch, Leppert Associates.
Runner up: Free-surface and the underwater vorticity colored by velocity of tidal turbine in ocean waves. Submitted by Jinhui Yan, University of California at San Diego.
Runner up: Wake development aft a vertical axis turbine computed using a discontinuous Galerkin Flow solver. Submitted by Esteban Ferrer, ETSIAE-UPM (School of Aeronautics).
For his effort, Grand Prize winner Yan Ren will receive a Quadcopter Drone for GoPro valued at $600! Each of our runners-up will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.
The winning images, and even those that didn’t win, might garner some publicity for their creator. As stated in the contest rules, any of the submissions could end up on next year’s Tecplot t-shirt or featured prominently on our Web site, in one of our newsletters, or on our social media platforms.
Make sure you check the Plot Gallery to see all the amazing entries, and thanks to everyone who participated in Tecplot’s 2016 Plot Contest!