Motorsport Performance Engineering Seminar 2020

 
 
Introducing
a new seminar concept for 202 0
Since 2008 I have been presenting the Racecar Data Acquisition and
Analysis seminar around the world. This course still proves quite popular
and in the meantime I created some spin offs from this one, the biggest one
being the Motorsport Engineering seminar.
I’ve been playing with the idea a long time to develop a course of a longer
duration where more focus could be put on the practical aspect. I want to
give the participants a thorough overview of what skills and knowledge are
required from race, data or performance engineers working in motor racing.
The idea is not to present a 5 day theoretical lecture, but to actually work on
practical examples. The tools necessary to do this will be provided during
the seminar, where students will be able to work with them from their own
laptops. From that point of view I am really happy to be able to announce
the cooperation with HH Development and Chassissim .
HH
Development provides timing and race strategy software widely used in
all major championships around the world. Trial licenses of the HH Timing
software will be provided to the seminar participants to go through some
real world examples.
Chassissim
has been a long time partner in these courses. In this seminar
their software will be used to introduce the students to laptime simulation
and go over some case studies about how this type of simulation can be
integrated in the daily work of a race engineer.
The physical and
mental aspect of working in motor racing is something not
to be underestimated and has an enormous influence on performance. For
the first time this subject will be discussed during a presentation given by
Saartje Vandendriessche , author of the book ‘Tough Body Strong Mind’.
This
course is developed for race, data and performance engineers in motor
racing of all experience levels, engineering students and racecar drivers.
During 5 intensive days we will make sure that you are equipped with the
knowledge and tools that will give you an edge over the competition.
I
hope to welcome you soon at this new seminar!
Best
regards,
Jorge Segers

Introducing a new seminar concept for 2020

 

Since 2008 I have been presenting the Racecar Data Acquisition and Analysis seminar around the world. This course still proves quite popular and in the meantime I created some spin-offs from this one, the biggest one being the Motorsport Engineering seminar.

 

I’ve been playing with the idea a long time to develop a course of a longer duration where more focus could be put on the practical aspect. I want to give the participants a thorough overview of what skills and knowledge are required from race, data or performance engineers working in motor racing. The idea is not to present a 5-day theoretical lecture, but to actually work on practical examples. The tools necessary to do this will be provided during the seminar, where students will be able to work with them from their own laptops. From that point of view I am really happy to be able to announce the cooperation with HH Development and Chassissim.

HH Development provides timing and race strategy software widely used in all major championships around the world. Trial licenses of the HH Timing software will be provided to the seminar participants to go through some real-world examples.

Chassissim has been a long-time partner in these courses. In this seminar their software will be used to introduce the students to laptime simulation and go over some case studies about how this type of simulation can be integrated in the daily work of a race engineer.

 

The physical and mental aspect of working in motor racing is something not to be underestimated and has an enormous influence on performance. For the first time this subject will be discussed during a presentation given by Saartje Vandendriessche, author of the book ‘Tough Body Strong Mind’.

This course is developed for race, data and performance engineers in motor racing of all experience levels, engineering students and racecar drivers. During 5 intensive days we will make sure that you are equipped with the knowledge and tools that will give you an edge over the competition.

 

I hope to welcome you soon at this new seminar!

 

Best regards,

Jorge Segers

 

 

 

Course Program

 

Day 1:

     Course introduction

     Race weekend / test day preparation procedures

     Race strategy

     Introduction to HH Timing strategy software

     Race strategy case study with HH Timing 

 

Day 2:

     Data acquisition analysis techniques

Efficient visualization of the data

Setting analysis priorities

Comparing performance

Metric based data analysis

 

     The racecar tire

How does a tire generate grip?

Friction, slip angle/ratio, load sensitivity

Tire measurements: pressure, temperature, wear,…

Thermal photography case study

Analyzing tire wear patterns

Tire pressure and temperature management during a race event

            Wet weather tires

 

Day 3:

     Analyzing driver performance

     The driving line

     Quantifying grip, car balance and stability from logged data

 

     Keynote speech Saartje Vandendriessche: ‘Tough Body, Strong Mind

        Motor racing is an industry where the pressure to perform is very high, resulting in long working days, extensive travel and high stress levels for race team staff. This requires a very specific mindset from the people involved. In this presentation, Saartje Vandendriessche, author of the book ‘Tough Body Strong Mind’ discusses how we can prepare ourselves physically and mentally for such an environment. 

 

Day 4:

     Analyzing vehicle performance

            Acceleration

            Braking

            Cornering

            Lateral and Longitudinal Load Transfer

            Car Setup Procedures

     Introduction to laptime simulation

     How to build a car model in Chassissim

     Chassissim case study - Lateral load transfer distribution

 

Day 5:

     Aerodynamics

          Drag and downforce measurement

          How to work with aeromaps

     Shock absorbers

     Chassissim case study - Aerodynamics

 

     

 
 

Upcoming seminar:

 

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we're not able to publish a new seminar schedule yet. We will update this space as soon as possible.

 

Registration fee: €1300,-

Students and FSAE members: €1100,-

 
The seminar fee includes:
  • Warm lunch, drinks and refreshments during the 5 seminar days
  • Seminar presentation in digital format
  • Copy of the book 'Analysis Techniques for Racecar Data Acquisition - 2nd Edition'
  • Time limited license of Chassissim laptime simulation software
  • Time limited license of HH Timing strategy software
  • Certificate of course completion
 
 
Registration:
This course is limited to 25 places, which are sold on a first come, first served basis. So make sure to register as soon as possible!
 
For more information and registration, please contact jorge.segers@js-engineering.be
 
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