Track simulation software

NEW PRODUCT : AUTOCAD INTERFACE FOR DYNAMIC RESPONSE , Australian Grand Prix Simulation Preston & Pleydell, engineering consultants and co-designers of the Australian built Spectrum 05 Formula Ford, have recently updated their circuit ...

NEW PRODUCT : AUTOCAD INTERFACE FOR DYNAMIC RESPONSE , Australian Grand Prix Simulation

Preston & Pleydell, engineering consultants and co-designers of the Australian built Spectrum 05 Formula Ford, have recently updated their circuit simulation software to include a link to the popular CAD package AutoCAD. The package, called Dynamic Response, is similar in design to the Renault package seen recently in Auto Action and Motorsport News for predicting circuit lap times. Design engineer Mark Preston said, “Simulation is the way of the future as race car teams try to discover what variables will give the most gain without expensive track testing programs. Contact with Formula One teams such as Williams and Benetton has shown that they too are only just beginning to develop their own in-house packages as the area of research is only very new.”

At the recent Australian Grand Prix the program predicted a lap time of 2:11.70 sec for the Formula Fords, and 1:57:87 sec for the 5 litre Touring Cars within 2 % of the times set in Friday practice, 2:10.0 and 2:00.06 respectively. “Considering we do not have access to the amount of data F1 teams receive we are quite happy with the accuracy of our results as many of the F1 teams were surprised to find the track with more grip than expected”, said Mark.

See Racing Forum on Cumpuserve in Tech Library for demo software.

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