CFD is a crucial engineering strength at Infiniti Red Bull Racing where over 80% of their aerodynamic design work is driven by CFD. CFD Team Leader, Nathan Sykes talks about where the challenges and achievements of his team using FieldView and automated CFD post-processing.
Infiniti Red Bull Formula 1 – An elite team in Formula 1 Racing
After claiming the Constructor’s and Driver’s Championship for four straight years, the Red Bull’s are a favorite at every race they contest.
Domination in 2013:
- Red Bull’s 596 total points was well clear of Mercedes’ 360 and Ferrari’s 354 points
- Vettel’s total of 13 wins during the season puts him alongside Michael Schumacher as joint holder of the record for most wins in a single campaign.
- 13 additional podiums
- Red Bull finished the season with 9 consecutive wins and a fourth 1-2 finish at the final race.
A team built upon great engineering and great driving brings the fastest cars on the track that were designed with heavy use of CFD and a model high-productivity workflow. We are proud of our association with the Infinity Red Bull Racing team and all they have accomplished using FieldView for their CFD post-processing. Learn more about how high-productivity CFD using FieldView is helping Red Bull continue to stay on top!
IDC recognized Intelligent Light during SC13 in Denver, CO for the use of HPC to generate and analyze vast amounts of CFD without workflow limitations using readily available, standard software and hardware.
The approach allowed hundreds of cases and terabytes of data to be evaluated and utilized under a restrictive schedule using:
- CFD Data Management using tools in FieldView
- Engineered CFD workflows by Intelligent Light
- HPC on remote Cray XE6
Intelligent Light addressed the challenge of high volumes of CFD data using FieldView 14 data management and process automation tools. Intelligent Light contributed results from approximately 100 cases with more than 10,000 time steps each to deliver a complete response to the workshop objectives. A Cray XE6 was used to generate the CFD solutions and perform much of the post-processing. Terabytes of data were created, evaluated, and compared to experimental data by a single researcher working part-time. This project successfully demonstrated the value and practicality of using innovative workflow engineering with automation and data management for complex CFD studies.
Attend our Special Webinar:
Massive CFD Data Handled Quickly Without Compromise – Maximize Your CFD Investment. The webinar featuring speakers from Intelligent Light and Cray will present lessons from real world cases in wind energy and high lift drag prediction workshop simulations.
IDC describes the award: Read more
Early Adopters are Reporting Sustainable Competitive Advantages
FieldView is designed for scalability. Every FieldView 14 license will run on 8 CPU cores per dataset and high performance computing (HPC) users can run 64 or unlimited cores at moderate additional cost, eliminating often prohibitive per-processor licensing fees. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) data management with FieldView 14 makes it easy to work with large amounts of data that reside anywhere: on a local workstation, on-site, remote or cloud-based server without sacrificing performance. Whether your data is measured in megabytes, gigabytes or terabytes, if you are waiting for data to copy or load, you will benefit from the speed and power of FieldView.
Sixteen different variations of alpha and Reynolds number are post-processed simultaneously on screen for the AIAA High Lift Prediction Workshop. FV14 permits 8 cores to be used in parallel for each dataset (a total of 128 cores in this example) with no additional license fees. FieldView image produced for AIAA High Lift Prediction Workshop by Intelligent Light.
Where innovation is the lifeblood of the business, FieldView and HPC are allowing winning organizations to outpace competitors and thrive through rapid, knowledge based product development. Three of the top four Formula 1 racing teams are using FieldView and exploiting HPC for their aerodynamics engineering with dramatically improved results. Small- and medium-sized manufacturers and consultancies (SMBs) are managing design risk and accelerating their pace of development with HPC and FieldView. With FieldView 14, some key operations are 100s of times faster than in previous releases. Read more
Intelligent Light has been selected to participate in the new HPC Impact Showcase at SC13. The HPC Impact Showcase brings real world applications of HPC that make a difference in shaping our world. The showcase presentations take place on the exhibit floor.
- Accelerating Innovation While Reducing Risk – High Impact HPC at a Formula One Team and a Racing Bike Wheels Manufacturer.
Steve M. Legensky (Intelligent Light)
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1:00-1:40.
- The HPC Initiative at the Council on Competitiveness
Dr. Cynthia R. McIntyre, Dr. Walter L. Kirchner (The Council on Competitiveness)
Monday, Nov. 18, 7:30-8:00.
- HPC, A Journey You Must Take
Dr. Mohamad S. El-Zein (Deere & Company)
Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 12:20-1:00.
- HPC: Where the Rubber Meets the ‘Simulated’ Road
Chris Baker, Goodyear
Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 11:40-12:20.
- When “Big Iron” Isn’t Big Enough
Matthew H. Evans, Ph.D., Lockheed Martin Corporation
Thursday, Nov. 21st, 10:20-11:00.
Intelligent Light has been nominated for an IDC HPC Innovation Excellence Award for our work with high volumes of data in a production environment. A new whitepaper details the way FieldView data management is being used to develop high-throughput workflows that increase capacity and decrease uncertainty in CFD.
We’ve received three nominations for HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards to be announced at SC13.
- Best HPC visualization product or technology (FieldView)
- Best use of HPC application in manufacturing
- Best use of HPC in the cloud