Optimizing vehicle aerodynamics with cloud-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation

Webinar on demand | 58 minutos

Discover how NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports leverages CFD simulation on Microsoft Azure

Winning Racecars leverage CFD software to optimize aerodynamics
Winning racecars leverage CFD software to optimize aerodynamics

The continuous changes in NASCAR regulations increase the pressure on every team, which requires continuous tuning of cars aerodynamics. Consequently, the routine CFD operations of CAD building, meshing, running and post-processing must be executed in the most efficient way. Engineers must implement an efficient CFD simulation workflow, thus reducing prototyping time. In that context, cloud technology opens to whole new ways of using CFD simulation. Companies can now downsize upfront investments in IT and infrastructure, achieve flexibility and scale up or down the necessary computational power and utilize flexible licensing schemes.

Using CFD solution on Azure Cloud: slashing simulation time from weeks to hours

In this webinar, experts from Hendrick Motorsports and Microsoft Azure explain how the NASCAR team leverages Microsoft’s cloud platform and the efficient workflow offered by Simcenter CFD solutions to achieve the most pole positions for the 2019 season.

Benefits of cloud-based Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation software

You’ll be introduced to the following concepts and methodologies:

  • What are the key advantages of a cloud-based CFD simulation solution and how this efficient workflow can be exploited in the Azure infrastructure?
  • How to implement an automated workflow and built-in design exploration
  • Automated workflow and built-in design exploration
  • Access to unlimited compute capacity, on-demand, and reduce costs while simultaneously speeding design and enabling innovation

About the speakers

Carlo Locci

Global Application Specialist, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Carlo graduated in Italy in mechanical engineering. He then received his Ph.D at the IFPEN in Paris after working on a thesis on combustion numerical modeling. He then spent another year at the French national center of research for a post-doc. Since October 2015 he works for Siemens Digital Industries Software as Powertrain and Fuel Cells Application Specialist and is based in Nurnberg.

Chris Haid

Director, Marketing Services, Hendrick Motorsports

Joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2003 and is responsible for the oversight of Hendrick Motorsports’ more than 30 corporate partnerships. In addition to account management, Chris and his team are responsible for service functions at Hendrick Motorsports which include graphic arts, events/hospitality, showcars and e-commerce. Chris is a graduate of Bowling Green (Ohio) University.

Scott Lusted

Aerodynamicist, Hendrick Motorsports

Scott is passionate engineer that enjoys the challenge of stock car aerodynamics and using the best technology available to advance the product design in a competitive environment. Lusted joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2017 after having worked previously at Corvid Technologies and ARC Automotive. Lusted is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.

Kurt Niebuhr

Principal Program Manager Azure, Microsoft

Although Kurt has spent part of his career working with electronics and aerospace companies, he has pretty much been focused on automotive OEMs and tier 1 suppliers. His current job is with the Big Compute Azure engineering team, as a principle program manager responsible for the manufacturing vertical but focused on automotive & motor sports.