Motorsport Performance Engineering Seminar 2020
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!
Race weekend / test day preparation procedures
Introduction to HH Timing strategy software
Race strategy case study with HH Timing
Data acquisition analysis techniques
Efficient visualization of the data
Setting analysis priorities
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
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.
Analyzing vehicle performance
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
Drag and downforce measurement
How to work with aeromaps
Chassissim case study - Aerodynamics
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,-
- 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