Synopsis: In this presentation we will cover examples & tools to optimize the aerodynamic performance of race cars: For an example case: 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 publically available 3D models to analyse & optimize their cars, also using aero-mapping of race cars using simulations. An explanation on how to use simulations to build aero maps to generate the data needed for car setup per circuit, per race.
Synopsis: 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.
Synopsis: Additive manufacturing technologies are no longer only used for manufacturing prototypes and mock-ups but also to realize final parts. In particular, the possibility of manufacturing metal parts gives rise to high-performance applications across industries (space, aerospace, security and defense). Fraunhofer EMI is part of Europe’s biggest organization for applied research. With its in-depth knowledge of additive design and manufacturing, Fraunhofer EMI develops customized solutions for its industry partners. Within the presentation we will show the latest results of our research projects, including multidisciplinary topology optimization for satellite structures and lightweight design for the aerospace and automotive industries.
chair and managing director
Landshut University / Belicon GmbH
Synopsis: The optimization of aerodynamic efficiency is – in addition to the running gear setup – key to improving lap times. For some time, 'chip tuning' has been claimed to be highly effective. Chip tuning is intended to change the material properties by introducing electrical energy into a material and thus generating periodic shifts of charges and thus changing dipoles. But does this really work? Measurements on wing profiles in the wind tunnel and on race cars during coast-down tests as well as race data acquisition during the race should provide clarity.
chief engineer - motorsport
Integral Powertrain Ltd
Synopsis: 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.
Chris van Rutten
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Jonas Jarlmark Näfver
manager vehicle dynamics
Öhlins Racing AB
Synopsis: 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.
Synopsis: This presentation will discuss how an electric single-seater car was designed, built and delivered within two months.
Reino Race Consulting GmbH (Co Ltd)
Synopsis: The presentation describes a unique method to solve this measurement problem, including the kinds of results that were achieved and what was learned through some failures.
Rockfort Engineering Ltd
Synopsis: 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.
Synopsis: A team of six students on the Minor Motorsport Engineering course at Fontys University in Eindhoven ran a Mazda MX5 Cup car during the 2019 season in the Benelux. This presentation shows what the team members learned during the season and how they were able to set up the car so that it became a top runner in this highly competitive cup class. The key elements of their success will be highlighted: organization, dedication and motivation, and a thorough focus on technology including tire management, data acquisition, aerodynamics and excellent maintenance and preparation.
global application specialist - powertrain
Synopsis: In this presentation, the newest methodologies to simulate the complexity of hydrogen fuel cells in 3D will be explored. In particular, water management inside the membrane and the gas diffusion layers will be addressed, with particular emphasis on the resulting temperature field. Geometry optimization techniques to improve temperature uniformity will also be introduced.
application engineering manager
Synopsis: This session will look into the current trends and state of the art for 3D printing (additive manufacturing) in the racing industry. We will investigate applications for everyone from the small race teams up to F1. Although most of the focus will be on how additive manufacturing can help you, we will also take a look at what we can expect in the future based on the current trends.
Brno University of Technology
Synopsis: 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.
Williams Advanced Engineering
Synopsis: 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.