David Wood Senior consultant David Wood & Associates UK
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 tunable 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.
11:30 - 12:00
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 shrouded 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.
13:00 - 14:00
Multi-physics MF-based simulation platform for temperature, grip and wear prediction
Damiano Capra CXO MegaRide ITALY
Prof Aleksander Sakhnevych CTO and co-founder/assistant professor in applied mechanics and vehicle dynamics MegaRide/University of Naples Federico II 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
How Formula 1 aerodynamics can help an extreme track day car
Willem Toet Aerodynamics specialist/senior manager aerodynamic services Sauber Aerodynamics AG SWITZERLAND
Professor Willem Toet will talk about the power and fun of playing with aerodynamics. He will touch on how F1 teams use development tools including the wind tunnel, CFD and track tests. Then he will talk about some of the tricks used in F1 to maximize performance and relate how these concepts may be applied to other types of vehicle, including road cars. Why is it so difficult to overtake in F1? Willem will explain.
Please note: this conference program may be subject to change