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Ansys has revealed that the 2010 Formula One Constructors’ Championship winner Red Bull Racing has utilised computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to engineer race-car improvements.

Red Bull Racing uses Ansys technology to optimise design enhancements to its vehicles and give the 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 extremely limited.

‘Under these restrictions, we have turned to software from Ansys to virtually optimise the aerodynamics of our cars, which has emerged as a key factor in winning championships.

‘We can quickly put new designs on the track because the predictions that Ansys gives us are so accurate,’ 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 utilises Ansys simulation software

Ansys has revealed that the 2010 Formula One Constructors’ Championship winner Red Bull Racing has utilised computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to engineer race-car improvements.

Red Bull Racing uses Ansys technology to optimise design enhancements to its vehicles and give the 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 extremely limited.

‘Under these restrictions, we have turned to software from Ansys to virtually optimise the aerodynamics of our cars, which has emerged as a key factor in winning championships.

‘We can quickly put new designs on the track because the predictions that Ansys gives us are so accurate,’ 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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