Archives for Formula SAE

Fast-tracking the development of autonomous vehicles, drones and robots via engineering simulation

Designers of autonomous vehicles, drones & robots face key safety and reliability challenges when integrating machine vision & complex sensors. Engineering simulation tools can form part of a complete control loop for autonomous systems, helping to replicate the real world performance of sensors in a consistent and repeatable virtual test environment and leading engineers to solve issues before they become a problem in real life.

Launch of LEAP Learning Hub

LEAP Australia is committed to the growth of CAE software and simulation tools within the engineering and design community across Australia and New Zealand.  Support and training of our customers and students form a vital part of this commitment. The success seen with our LEAP Academic Portal inspired us to build a new platform for all users in Australia and New Zealand and we are now excited to launch the new LEAP Learning Hub.   The LEAP Learning Hub has...

Guest Blog: Using Ansys Maxwell for Motor Design in Formula Student Competition

The Formula Student competition challenges engineering students from around the world to design, manufacture, market and race a small, open wheeled formula style racer. Since its inception in 2000, Monash Motorsport has competed in the Australasian competition every year, building a combustion engine powered racer. Additionally, Monash has been fortunate enough to compete against the...

Guest Blog: Results Validation at Curtin Motorsport

Curtin Motorsport ANSYS chassis model

In February 2014, Curtin Motorsport Team’s Frame & Body Technical Lead Nisarg Thakrar and Chassis Thesis Project Lead John Christensen conducted torsional stiffness validation testing on the team’s 2012 chassis. The purpose of this physical testing was to determine the chassis’ actual torsion stiffness value and to validate the results predicted through FEA simulations performed…