Developing the Competitive Edge
Jasper Motor Sports: A Case Study
In 2003 Jasper Motorsports raced one car that was better than any they had ever built. Despite multiple efforts, they were unable to reproduce it. Jasper Motorsports and BMI teamed up to find out three things:
- What made this car better than the rest,
- How could they characterize it in order to build other similar vehicles, and
- Could that knowledge lead to the development of an even better design?
BMI performed aero analysis and advanced geometry modeling of the vehicle, utilizing high order surface modeling (Boeing code) techniques and linear analysis to confirm surface quality. Flow visualization was performed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Additional Project Details
BMI performed full Navier Stokes analysis:
- @1,000,000 grid points required
- 17 hours to converge on single processor machine
- Detailed analysis of results by experienced engineer required
Analysis of the collected data was finally able to unlock the mystery for Jasper Motorsports. They were able to pinpoint exactly why their best car was the best, and also why it had been so difficult to replicate.
At A Glance
Use Aero analysis to determine why one of Jasper Motorsports cars was better than the others, how to duplicate it, and if the design could be improved.
- High order surface modeling techniques (Boeing code)
- Linear Analysis to confirm surface quality
- Flow Visualization
- Navier Stokes Analysis