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Roger Rintala

IL University Partner – Concordia University Chases SAE Supermileage Crown

Concordia SAE Racing

Concordia University Students are developing their vehicle for the 2014 SAE Supermileage competition.

The Concordia University team is busy finalizing their design, paper submission, and preparation for the SAE Supermileage Competition to be held June 5-6, 2014.

 

The team is pursuing both simulation and physical testing, correlating results, and committing parts to manufacturing.  All the components are fabricated by the team members.

 

Good luck to the entire team!  Stay tuned for updates and to see the vehicle after the unveiling!

Roger Rintala

Infiniti Red Bull Racing expains the 2014 F1 Changes in New Video

Formula 1 is being transformed by major rule changes in 2014.  Our friends at Infiniti Red Bull Racing have produced a beautiful and compelling video to explain the changes for fans of engineering and racing.

 

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The new RB10 turbocharger as presented in Infiniti Red Bull Racing video explaining 2014 changes to F1 race cars. (courtesy of Infiniti Red Bull Racing)

For the Infiniti Red Bull Formula 1 team, the new RB10 will carry the hopes of Infiniti Red Bull Racing as they take on the new season and all the new rule changes for 2014.

 

Four-time Formula 1 Champion Sebastian Vettel will pilot the RB10 as will his new teammate, Daniel Ricciardo.  New driver Daniel Ricciardo has already proven he has the skills to compete alongside Vettel at the top of the sport.  Take a ride with the drivers as they explain the major changes for the RB10.

2014 brings huge changes including:

  • Increased fuel efficiency with new V6 hybrid engines (vs. last year’s V-8s) and first ever limits on fuel consumption.  35% fuel reduction per race.
  • Enough electrical power from the hybrid Energy Recovery System (ERS) for 33 seconds per lap of electric power at 160 bhp use (vs. last year’s 6 seconds per lap at 80 bhp)
  • Turbos are back using exhaust gasses to feed the ERS
  • Narrower front wing and elimination of the lower beam wing in the rear
Roger Rintala

F1 Ushers in New Era for 2014 with Extensive Rule & Design Changes

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Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing is pushed back into his garage during practice for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Three of last year’s top four F1 teams use FieldView to rapidly exploit mountains of CFD data to support critical design decisions from thermal and aerodynamic studies.

 

With the first races of the new season now in the books, it is clear that the sport’s most dramatic single season rule changes will have a huge impact on the racing this season.

 

For the Infiniti Red Bull Formula 1 team, the new RB10 will carry the hopes of Infiniti Red Bull Racing as they take on the new season and all the new rule changes for 2014.  Four-time Formula 1 Champion Sebastian Vettel will pilot the RB10 as will his new teammate, Daniel Ricciardo.  The Bulls will have to shore up the reliability of the new cars and dial in fuel consumption before the next race, but new driver Daniel Ricciardo has already proven he has the skills to compete.

Infiniti Red Bull Racing explains the 2014 F1 Changes in New Video

Roger Rintala

Infiniti Red Bull Racing Unveils RB10, brings new driver

The new RB10

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, SPAIN – JANUARY 28: (L-R) Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner, drivers Sebastian Vettel of Germany, Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey attend the launch of their new RB10 Formula One car at the Circuito de Jerez on January 28, 2014 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The new RB10 will carry the hopes of Infiniti Red Bull Racing as they take on the new season and all the new rule changes for 2014.  4-time Formula 1 Champion Sebastian Vettel will pilot the RB10 as will his new teammate, Daniel Ricciardo.

 

First race is in Sydney, Australia on March 16!

 

Also check out Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s video about the new F1 rules for 2014.

Roger Rintala

AIAA SciTech Conference 2014

scit14_comp The AIAA SciTech Conference is the most important technical conference of the year for many of our aerospace customers. The conference drew nearly 3,000 participants to share their work and seek answers to the challenges they face.  Intelligent Light shared updates on FieldView 14 product, our work with VisIt as well as presentations from our research partners and staff.

 

A special customer dinner included a custom briefing and offered customers the opportunity to share ideas with us and with each other.

 

The AIAA SciTech Conference included a special panel discussion on January 14, 2014.  Current Status and Future Trends of Integrated Computational Environments was Chaired by Greg Power of the Aerospace Testing Alliance.

 

5 panelists participated in the discussion:

  • Kenneth Moreland,Computation, Computers, Information and Mathematics
  • Center, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Kenneth “Mark” Bryden, Program Director, Simulation, Modeling, and Decision Science, Ames Laboratory
  • Andrew W. Cary, Technical Fellow – CFD, The Boeing Company
  • David McDaniel, DoD CREATE/Kestrel Development Team, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Steve M. Legensky, General Manager and Founder, Intelligent Light

Intelligent Light’s presentations at SciTech:

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