The team welcomes a new sponsor for this season. With all of you, MSC Software.
We would like to welcome another sponsor to the team. MSC Software is an American software company based out of Newport Beach, California. The company specializes in simulation software and has a variety of products. The team has specifically used the Adams software while designing the car. You can see more about by clicking here.
Adams, more specifically Adams Car, has played a crucial rule in the realization of the suspension system of the car itself. Both front and rear suspension have been sketched and immediately tested through the use of Adams. The benefit of using such a program is that it calculates instantaneously a huge amount of data, which will otherwise take days of work to obtain. The simulations that the team uses the most are “Parallel Travel” and “Roll and Vertical force”: when reading the data, one has immediately an idea on how the suspension (thus the car) will behave in different situations. Furthermore, by making some simple changes, a new suspension geometry can be tested within seconds.
Due to the multiple possibilities and functions available, the team is planning to integrate the steering system, as well as the chassis of the whole car, into Adams programs themselves, in order to have an overall simulation of the car before building it.