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

by Roger Rintala | March 17, 2014 2:58 pm

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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

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://blog.ilight.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/477191357KR00103_Australian.jpg

Source URL: http://blog.ilight.com/f1-ushers-in-new-era-in-2014-with-extensive-rule-design-changes/


Transient Post-Processing for a Full Car Thermal Validation Study

by Yves-Marie Lefebvre | March 10, 2014 4:20 pm

An Innovative Transient Post-Processing Approach for a Full Car Thermal Validation Study

Full car CFD simulation using STAR-CCM+ solutions. FieldView post-processing enables large scale transient cases to be productively analyzed.  To be presented at the 2014 STAR Global Conference.  [1]

Full car CFD simulation using STAR-CCM+ solutions. FieldView post-processing enables large scale transient cases to be productively analyzed. To be presented at the 2014 STAR Global Conference.

STAR-CCM+ and FieldView have been used, through an extract based post-processing workflow, to analyze a very large transient simulation case. This method not only allowed monitoring of simulation results over time, such as the maximum temperature of thousands of car parts and their comparison with the critical temperature of each material, but also allowed investigation of transient phenomena interactively in order to gain better understanding. To our knowledge, this work is unprecedented in the automotive industry.

Intelligent Light is proud of our partnership with CD-adapco. At the 2014 STAR Global Conference,  Yves-Marie Lefebvre, FieldView Product Chief, shared leading edge techniques and capabilities developed from our work with CD-adapco and leaders in automotive engineering.  The presentation demonstrated just how much CFD data can be efficiently created and utilized, compressing analysis cycles and delivering value from large scale, unsteady STAR-CCM+ simulations.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://blog.ilight.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/web_fullcar1-2.png
  2. 2014 STAR Global Conference: http://www.star-global-conference.com/presentation/innovative-transient-post-processing-approach-full-car-thermal-validation-study

Source URL: http://blog.ilight.com/transient-post-processing-for-a-full-car-thermal-validation-study/


Infiniti Red Bull Racing Unveils RB10, brings new driver

by Roger Rintala | February 13, 2014 5:56 pm

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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.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://blog.ilight.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Red_Bull_RB10_team.png

Source URL: http://blog.ilight.com/infiniti-red-bull-racing-unveils-rb10-brings-new-driver/


AIAA SciTech Conference 2014

by Roger Rintala | January 10, 2014 5:16 pm

scit14_comp[1] The AIAA SciTech Conference[2] 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[3] product, our work with VisI[4]t[5] as well as presentations from our research partners and staff[6].

 

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:

Intelligent Light’s presentations at SciTech:

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://blog.ilight.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/scit14_comp.jpg
  2. AIAA SciTech Conference: http://www.aiaa.org/scitech2014/
  3. FieldView 14: http://www.ilight.com/en/products/fieldview-14
  4. our work with VisI: http://blog.ilight.com/intelligent-light-to-commercialize-visit-open-source-software-with-help-of-1m-phase-ii-doe-grant/
  5. t: http://blog.ilight.com/intelligent-light-to-commercialize-visit-open-source-software-with-help-of-1m-phase-ii-doe-grant/
  6. presentations from our research partners and staff: http://blog.ilight.com/aiaa-scitech-conference/
  7. [Image]: http://blog.ilight.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/scit14_speakers.jpg

Source URL: http://blog.ilight.com/aiaa-scitech-conference/


AIAA SciTech 2014 – Intelligent Light Presentations

by Roger Rintala | January 10, 2014 11:37 am

AIAA SciTech 2014 logo[1]Visit us at AIAA SciTech Meeting.  January 14-16, 2014 in National Harbor, MD.

 

Intelligent Light will be at the event participating in the technical conference and the exhibition.  Come see us at the exhibit hall entrance (booth 402) and explore how we can help you get more done with your CFD.

 

We will host several presentations in our booth:

 

Wind Farm simulations using a Full Rotor Model for Wind Turbines

Intelligent Light’s Earl P. N. Duque collaborated with J. Sitaraman and D. Mavriplis (University of Wyoming).  This is a part of the Wind Farm and Turbine-Wake Interaction II Session on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 2:00pm.

 

Current Status and Future Trends of Integrated Computational Environments

Intelligent Light Founder and General Manager Steve Legensky will be a member on this panel session of the AIAA Meshing Visualization and Computational Environments (MVCE) Technical Committee. January 14, 2014, 2:30pm.

 

If you would like to meet with any of our staff, please come by the booth!

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.aiaa.org/scitech2014/

Source URL: http://blog.ilight.com/aiaa-scitech-2014-intelligent-light-presentations/