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Please Note: All workshops have a duration of one hour



Day 1

Moderator

David Wood
Senior consultant
David Wood & Associates
UK

10:30

The Damper Workbook – live: how to get started with dampers

Danny Nowlan
Director
ChassisSim Technologies
AUSTRALIA
One of the most critical areas of race car performance is damping, yet it is a discipline surrounded in mystery. In this presentation you will be taken through the basic equations of what makes dampers work; then you'll be given a live demo of applying this to a race car.

11:30 - 12:00

Break

12:00

Adjustable twin-tube damper physical model

Miguel Fernandes Ferreira
Lecturer
Oxford Brookes University
UK
The ever-present need for a high-fidelity, easily identifiable and tuneable model suitable for vehicle dynamics simulations motivated the development of an improved damper model. The model is capable of representing the behavior of a modern twin-tube damper under different regimes, and allows for virtual tuning of parameters directly related to the physical parameters of the damper. This presentation will also cover the characterization and parameters identification routines developed alongside the model.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00

Multi-physics MF-based simulation platform for temperature, grip and wear prediction

Damiano Capra
CXO
MegaRide
ITALY
The physical modeling of tire-road interaction phenomena, approached in a multi-physics MF-based simulation platform, allows the prediction and reproduction of local distribution of tire temperature, tread wear and adherence within the contact patch, also accounting for road texture roughness and tread compound characteristics. Such a tool, comprising thermoRIDE/adheRIDE models, was awarded Tire Technology of the Year in 2018 and Vehicle Dynamics Tool of the Year in 2019. It has been implemented profitably in off-line and online vehicle dynamics simulations.

15:00 - 15:30

Break

15:30

Driving-line analysis using LapSim software

Chris van Rutten
CEO
LapSim
NETHERLANDS
Synopsis to follow

Day 2

Moderator

David Wood
Senior consultant
David Wood & Associates
UK

10:30

A battery-electric vehicle racing in extreme environments

Glen Pascoe
Principal engineer
Williams Advanced Engineering
UK
Williams Advanced Engineering joined the Extreme E fold in May 2019, as designer and supplier of the battery tech that will power the championship when it sets off on its maiden voyage in early 2021. The company has a wealth of experience and expertise, having built the batteries throughout the first four seasons of the Formula E Championship. New cells are designed to cope with all the rigors of Extreme E’s five formidable environments – from the Arctic to the Sahara Desert.

11:30 - 12:00

Break

12:00

Racing to the future – designing EV race cars

Angus Lyon
Director
Rockfort Engineering Ltd
UK
With over 20 years' experience in electric vehicle design and 10 years in electric race car design, Angus Lyon will provide an insight into the EV drivetrain systems employed in Formula E, Formula 1 and electric prototype race cars. His talk will cover the technologies and powertrain architectures used, as well as the considerations and requirements that must be met when delivering motorsport EV powertrain, control and battery systems.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00

Increasing the power density of an e-motor

Arnaud Martin
Chief engineer - motorsport
Integral Powertrain Ltd
UK
The presentation will discuss the basic considerations needed to enable gains in electric motor power density. We will look at technical aspects of an electrical motor, its design, architecture and manufacture. All this to maximize performance and efficiency in motorsport.

15:00 - 15:30

Break

15:30

Electric single-seater design and build

Terence Goad
Director
Performance Projects
UK
This presentation will discuss how an electric single-seater car was designed, built and delivered within two months.

Day 3

Moderator

David Wood
Senior consultant
David Wood & Associates
UK

10:30

Aerodynamic mapping and optimization of race cars

Wouter Remmerie
Founder
AirShaper
BELGIUM
In this presentation we will cover examples and tools to optimize the aerodynamic performance of race cars. For example: Porsche GT4 20 seconds faster on the Nürbürgring – how aerodynamics can move a car into a different league. Using public 3D models for aerodynamic analysis, smaller race teams can cut costs by using publicly available 3D models to analyze and optimize their cars, as well as aero-mapping of race cars using simulations. There will also be an explanation of how to use simulations to build aero maps to generate the data needed for car setup per circuit, per race.

11:30 - 12:00

Break

12:00

From click to performance – damper dynamics and static damper graphs

Jonas Jarlmark Näfver
Manager vehicle dynamics
Öhlins Racing AB
SWEDEN
A large number of engineers with race teams and manufacturers use the static damper graph as the sole information when adjusting dampers. In a steady-state situation, this is a reasonable approach. The only problem is that the life of a damper is highly dynamic and the actual response can be far off from the static graph used for making decisions. This workshop will discuss the physics of how the static and dynamic response of the damper can affect the performance of the vehicle. The discussion will introduce the balancing between opposing needs and competing traits when trying to improve the overall performance of the vehicle for a specific track, driver and session.

13:00 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30

Computed measurement – advanced data processing and dynamic states reconstruction

Dr Petr Porteš
Associate professor
Brno University of Technology
CZECH REPUBLIC
The conventional approach to the use of mathematical models in data analysis is based on direct vehicle simulation. This presentation introduces a new method that directly interconnects measured data with a detailed inverse multibody model of the vehicle, and compares it with the conventional approach. Using the presented method, it is possible to compute unmeasured signals, refine measured signals, identify unknown parameters of the vehicle, visualize measured states and, for example, obtain data for reconstruction of the track surface. The described method is also suitable for motorcycles and other types of sport or utility vehicles.
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