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.
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
Intelligent Light’s multi-year collaboration with Acusim and Altair resulted in important new developments in CFD workflow design and automation. The productivity gains allowed the study’s subject matter, aerodynamic bicycle racing wheel design to be better understood than had been previously possible given the state of the art in wind tunnel testing and the limited CFD that had been applied to the problem.Concept to Reality (C2R) Magazine covers the story in the article: CFD Advances Racing Bike Performance.
Using high-fidelity modeling and truly inovative post-processing, study authors Matthew N. Godo, Ph. D.(Intelligent Light) and David Corson, Ph. D. (Altair) explored 3.6GB of steady state and 1.2TB of unsteady data from tens of thousands of calculations in days using a well engineered automated CFD workflow.
Dell produced a case study about Intelligent Light’s use of HPC Cloud computing resources from Dell and R Systems.
With computational fluid dynamics (CFD) data sets growing larger all the time, Intelligent Light needed a way to process data faster without investing in and maintaining its own in-house high-performance computing (HPC) resources.
- 20-fold faster completion of research with HPC on-demand (vs. HPC workstation)
- Able to empower new customers by providing fast access to HPC resources
- Improved CFD data management and workflow
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Dr. Matthew N. Godo, FieldView product manager wrote about his workflow productivity case study in DYNAMICS Magazine. The study is based on the extensive work on bicycle wheel aerodynamics that Dr. Godo and Intelligent Light have pursued since 2009.
Providing immediate access to flexible computing capacity, the arrangement gives FieldView users the ability to scale up using parallel processing or scale out with concurrent batch processing to meet capacity needs during peak loads, special projects, or tight deadlines. FieldView’s client-server architecture enables data to remain on the cloud while interactive work is performed from the user’s desktop. In addition, any CFD users who compute on the R Systems cloud can access FieldView for post-processing.