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Ansys has revealed the 2010 Formula One Constructors’ Championship winner Red Bull Racing has used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to improve car design and give team a competitive edge.

Engineering simulation has become more important to Red Bull since testing restrictions were introduced ahead of the 2009 season.

Steve Nevey, business development manager at Red Bull Racing, said: ‘The time we can devote to physical testing is very limited so under these restrictions we have turned to Ansys computer software to virtually optimise the aerodynamics of our cars, which has emerged as a key factor in winning championships.

‘This has allowed us to quickly put new designs on the track due to the accuracy of the software’s predictions,’ he added.

CFD software from Ansys enables Red Bull to simulate air flows around, in and through its car designs under a range of conditions, including transient simulations where changing conditions are modelled over time.

The team has applied the technology to optimise other components, including braking, cooling and exhaust systems.

Red Bull has been using engineering simulation software since its inception to overcome the continuous design challenges of Formula One racing.

Red Bull Racing uses Ansys simulation software

Ansys has revealed the 2010 Formula One Constructors’ Championship winner Red Bull Racing has used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to improve car design and give team a competitive edge.

Engineering simulation has become more important to Red Bull since testing restrictions were introduced ahead of the 2009 season.

Steve Nevey, business development manager at Red Bull Racing, said: ‘The time we can devote to physical testing is very limited so under these restrictions we have turned to Ansys computer software to virtually optimise the aerodynamics of our cars, which has emerged as a key factor in winning championships.

‘This has allowed us to quickly put new designs on the track due to the accuracy of the software’s predictions,’ he added.

CFD software from Ansys enables Red Bull to simulate air flows around, in and through its car designs under a range of conditions, including transient simulations where changing conditions are modelled over time.

The team has applied the technology to optimise other components, including braking, cooling and exhaust systems.

Red Bull has been using engineering simulation software since its inception to overcome the continuous design challenges of Formula One racing.

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