“We have a lot to learn from young professionals. Their fresh and innovative ideas help us find new ways to address and overcome the challenges the industry faces today and in the future,” said Tor Svensen ceo of maritime for DNV GL. Some 30 people from 16 countries took part in the competition.
The prize in the category “Safer” went to Alexander Iley from the University of Southampton in England. Iley won the award for his third-year thesis “Embarkation Modelling for Improved Lifeboat Design”, which demonstrates how modern simulation technology can make cruise ships safer by considering realistic variations of scenarios.
Eva Herradón de Grado’s paper “Predicting Added Resistance in Wind and Waves employing Artificial Neural Nets” won the award in the category “Smarter” and 1,000 Euros. The master’s student at the Polytechnic University of Madrid prepared her winning paper for an international conference.
The award in the category “Greener” went to Damien Ducasse, who won it for his master’s thesis “Theoretical and Numerical Analysis of Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Devices”. His simulations show how a so-called attenuator-type wave energy converter, which is made of 40 water column (OWC) chambers, could be optimised to increase each chamber’s energy absorption – making the device much more efficient.
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