MantiumCAE new CAESES Channel Partner & Last KVRC Race

MantiumCAE is proud to announce being a new channel partner for CAESES for the DACH region.

CAESES is a great software to parametrize complex geometries in a very efficient way.
The parametrized geometries can subsequently be used to execute DoEs or optimizations, as CAESES couples with many CFD products like XFlow or OF.
This homepage will be updated soon. For more information, please visit the official homepage, where it is even possible to download a free version of CAESES. Please contact us for more information.

Rear Wing, created with CAESES

Rear Wing, created with CAESES

 

 

Also, it is time for the last KVRC race, in which MantiumCAE is competing with the virtual racing team MantiumRAY.
The new car was mainly developed using CAESES. In previous races, it was for example used to generate wing profiles, which were used to create the rear wing by means of a simple straight extrusion. For this race the wing was also parametrized along the wing span. This should be a key element of bringing MantiumRAY back to the very top of the podium.

Parametrized rear wing

Parametrized rear wing

 

 

The optimization showed that wings with good lift to drag values could not create the necessary levels of down force to balance the car. But as the new rear wing showed to be elegant and efficient, the car had to be balanced again. As the car had also been fully parametrized and run through a DoE, lots of data was available to balance the car using analytical methods. This showed to be very difficult, as every parameter that shifts the balance further to the rear was detrimental towards the other important performance factor: Lift / Drag. The following plots show this trade-off for the rear wing height:

Plots: L/D - rrWing_Z, CoP - rrWing_Z

Plots showing L/D and CoP over the rear wing height

 

 

Carefully using this data, the car was balanced and now reaches new levels of performance. Below are images of the new car:

MantiumRAY_Sepang_frtIso

MantiumRAY_Sepang_rrIso If this will prove to be sufficient, will be seen soon in the challenge, so please stay tuned or visit the forum.