There are some basic clearance criteria that have to be met by the work in order to be considered for preliminary assessment. These are:

  • The report MUST be drafted in the template provided on the website. All grammar and language checks MUST be performed. Clear figures, equations and tables must be provided. A standard format for paper references must also be ensured.
  • The case study and report must both meet all the anti-plagiarism guidelines. The guidelines are available here for you to review.

Once these are met, then the case study material will be evaluated for honorarium purposes on the basis of the following criteria . Please note that these criteria are just guidelines and are not exhaustive. 

  1. Quality of the Report: The organisation of various topics in the report, rigor of discussion, the general clarity in structure of report and content presentation
  2. Simulation Type: More credit will be given for multiphase, heat transfer, MHD solvers compared to incompressible and compressible solvers. The lack of credit for incompressible/compressible simulations can be recovered using the increased complexity of the simulation.
  3. Geometry and Mesh: Complexity of the geometry and mesh. The utility used to create the mesh. Mesh created using snappyHexMesh or any 3rd party software would get extra credit. Complex geometries created using blockMesh, i.e., multiple blocks, cell inflations used etc., will be rewarded appropriately.
  4. Quality and Quantity of Results: Quality of plots and contours in the report. Contours are the most common way the results are projected in the reports. Plot(s) in the report will be given extra credit. Special plots like streamlines, synthetic schlieren etc. will also be given appropriate credit. For a transient simulation, the results at multiple time steps, showing the changes in the simulation is expected.
  5. Quantity of Cases: Appropriate credit will be given for projects simulated using multiple cases (change initial/boundary conditions, change in geometry, change in fluid medium etc.). 
  6. Comparison(s) with Experimental or Computational Results: Plots, contours, data values compared against experimental, computational or analytical results from other sources (textbooks, research papers, scientific articles) will be given extra credits.

Please note that, assessment of the quality of the work, and the decision on the honorarium, is purely the discretion of the FOSSEE team and is deemed final.