Competition Results Update!
Congratulations to the Concordia University Team on their win of the 2014 Endurance Award for reliability on the track. With 208 design points and 448 MPG, the team achieved their first top 10 finish in their 18 year history in the SAE Supermileage Competition.
FieldView has become a core element of their workflow and will help the team continue to develop their capabilities every year as team members change over time. CFD driven improvements to the engine are already being planned for 2015 and FieldView will be used for their new internal combustion studies.
The use of basic automation including FieldView RESTART files saved Mr. Eminanlou days to weeks as he worked with successive design cases.
Concordia University’s SAE Supermileage vehicle engineering poster presentation. (click for large image)
Body Design Lead Mehran Eminanlou has performed CFD analysis for the team contributing to the engineering knowledge and resulting designs for both external aerodynamics and evaluation of the fuel inlet. FieldView has been used to quickly analyze results from Ansys Fluent for multiple design iterations and on-track wind conditions. FieldView provided the capabilities to evaluate results and create high-quality, informative images, animations, and plots for presentation at design reviews. The speed of FieldView and ability to work efficiently to analyze and compare multiple cases proved to be essential to the project. Moreover, the functionality was accessible without the need to spend lots of time learning how to utilize the required features. The use of basic automation including FieldView RESTART files saved Mr. Eminanlou days to weeks as he worked with successive design cases.
Good luck in Detroit gentlemen!
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Product Chief, with members of the Concordia SAE Racing Team, at the SAE 2014 World
I was pleased to meet with the Concordia University Team at the the SAE World Congress in Detroit. This photos was taken a the event (I’m on the right) with the newly unveiled vehicle and team members.
IL sponsors the team through our University Partners Program and the team uses FieldView to gain meaningful insights from their CFD analysis.
Good luck to the Concordia SAE Supermileage Team!
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!
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