As mentioned in Part 1 TotalSim were recently asked to scan a John Player Norton replica motorcycle that was ridden by Peter Williams to win the Formula 750 TT in 1973. TotalSim scanned the bike and rider in situ at our workshop in Brackley. We used our Artec EVA 3D Scanner capable of sub mm resolution!.. read more →

Reading the press and social media throughout the Rio olympics, there are very mixed feelings and thoughts about the effectiveness of marginal gains. read more →

TotalSim were recently asked to scan a John Player Norton replica motorcycle that was ridden by Peter Williams  to win the Formula 750 TT in 1973. read more →

The front wing of a Formula 1 car is without doubt the most complex aerodynamic device in race car design. Its main function is to generate downforce and will typically contribute towards 25-40% (depending on car setup) of overall downforce levels. Since the aerodynamic downforce can exceed five times the weight of the car, the.. read more →

Frictional and Total Resistance calculation using CFD

TotalSim have recently been working in partnership with one of their support customers, Naval Architects Olesinski, on validation of TotalSim’s best practice for hull resistance prediction.   One area in particular that Olesinski were interested in was how well the frictional resistance was predicted by the solver. The NPL high speed hull series was chosen.. read more →

16 Jun 2016
June 16, 2016

The future of cycling aerodynamics.

TotalSim have been doing some internal R&D to push our methodology forward and provide our clients with the cutting edge needed to win.  This time for cycling applications where we can now model flow around a pedalling athlete. The extra insight this approach will provide us over steady state approaches or wind tunnel testing could be.. read more →

The image above highlights the main vortical structures (swirling flow) generated by the front wing. Aerodynamicts will meticulously optimise the vortex strength, placement, and interaction with one another to manipuate the flow around the rest of the car. Vortex flow management is now one of the key aspects in designing a successful Formula 1 car. .. read more →

24 Mar 2016
March 24, 2016

Secrets of a Formula 1 Front Wing

The front wing of a modern Formula 1 car is a marvel of aerodynamic engineering and ingenuity. It is the result of fifty years of mechanical evolution, and in this case, it is the survival of the fastest. read more →

23 Mar 2016
March 23, 2016

Code and Template Update v2.1

TotalSim are pleased to announce a new template v2.1 with an updated set of codes for their CFD process based around OpenFOAM®**. read more →

10 Mar 2016
March 10, 2016

Acoustics – VisiSonics Camera

TotalSim have been excited to recently take delivery of the VisiSonics Acoustic Camera. This camera allows us to capture and visualise noise and pinpoint noise sources. The acoustic camera consists of an 8‘’/20 cm spherical array of 64 microphones and 5 video cameras. The camera records 360 degree video and sound at the same time. Processing the.. read more →