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 →

In March 2016, TotalSim presented the results of their Niche Vehicle Network project at the annual symposium. The project was called AERO-P (Aerodynamic Efficiency Requirements & Optimisation Project) and was carried out with partners Ariel and Delta Motorsport with funding from a grant from the NVN. The project was looking at active and passive aerodynamic devices for.. 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 →

22 Mar 2016
March 22, 2016

CFD Hardware Recipe Update 2016

The latest generation of CFD Hardware is available now and ready for purchase and offer significant speed ups over the previous iteration. 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 →

TotalSim are pleased to announce a new partnership with John Iley of Iley Design. read more →

26 Feb 2016
February 26, 2016

Cycling Aerodynamics and CFD

As many of you will know TotalSim have been lucky enough to work with some of the top teams and manufacturers in the world of cycling.  This has ranged from helping manufacturers optimise frame and fork designs to working with teams to minimise drag on their clothing with careful choice of materials and fit. read more →

02 Feb 2016
February 2, 2016

UniFi Motorsports Inaugural Race Results

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    UniFi Motorsport

Bramble powering UniFi Motorsport’s F1 aerodynamics competition In October TotalSim successfully launched its cloud based CFD platform, Bramble, for UniFi Motorsport’s F1 aerodynamics competition. Since then students based in the UK and internationally have run over 250 simulations in order to develop the performance of their cars. read more →

The Inaugural Lecture of the Visiting Professor in Engineering “Aerodynamics in Motorsport, Automotive and High Performance Sport” To be delivered by Professor Rob Lewis, The University of Northampton The lecture is due to be held on Monday 18 January 2016 at 5 pm inThe Grand Hall, Newton Building, St George’s Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JD. Coffee.. read more →