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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

Infiniti Red Bull Racing – Formula 1 Domination in 2013

Red Bull Racing Team Supplier logoCFD 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!

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Digital Manufacturing Report: Data Management: The Missing Link to the Missing Middle

Digital Manufacturing ReportDigital Manufacturing Report Managing Editor, Chelsea Long published an article on CFD Data Management as it relates to HPC adoption by small and medium sized manufacturers (SMMs).  Read the article

You have to get past the risk reduction argument before you can start to sell based on ROI.  The small-to-medium guys aren’t seduced by CFD and it’s great mystery or promise. If they can’t cost-effectively predict the behavior of new products with low uncertainty, they’re not interested.

Steve M. Legensky

Founder and General Manager, Inteligent Light

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Helping Prof. Sven Schmitz at Penn State with Wind Energy Project

Prof. Schmitz initial wind turbine

Image from initial OpenFoam simulation in study of wind turbine wake structures. FieldView image courtesy of Prof. Sven Schmitz, Penn State.

Prof. Sven Schmitz and his students are using OpenFOAM and FieldView to study wind turbine wake structures. I just helped them get FieldView up and running on up to 32 CORES in both Client/Server mode and in Batch mode on their HPC cluster Cocoa.  The simulations totaled 15 million grid points, 416 grids with 50 scalar and 8 vector quantities – EACH TIME STEP.  Running FieldView in batch mode with 16 shared memory cores on 1 compute node, it took about 6 minutes per time step to read the data, create coordinate cut planes and iso-surfaces of vorticity, then output data extracts (XDB), movies and pictures.  I’ll be working with Prof. Schmitz’s students on using this custom XDB workflow to make a movie for the ‘Gallery of Fluid Motion’ for the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics.

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