ANSYS helps Red Bull F1 team win

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PITTSBURGH — Fueled by race car design improvements made using engineering simulation from ANSYS (www.ansys.com), Red Bull Racing has won both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles of this season's Formula One Championship — for the second consecutive year.

Using ANSYS high-performance computing (HPC) solutions — which rapidly deliver accurate analysis results, even for large and detailed simulations — the Red Bull Racing team quickly optimized its car design in a virtual testing environment on the team’s suite of multi-core compute clusters. The insights gained gave them a decisive speed advantage on the racetrack.

The success was confirmed following a double-podium finish at the Korean Grand Prix, from which it established clear leads of 140 points in the Constructors’ Championship and 127 points in the Drivers' Championship. Red Bull Racing has been widely acknowledged as producing the fastest cars currently in F1.

While fluid dynamics simulation technology is widely used to predict and manage airflows around F1 cars to increase performance, time restrictions placed on all teams require quick, reliable and efficient simulations that also maintain a high degree of accuracy. As a long-term user of ANSYS high-performance computing solutions, Red Bull Racing has benefited from recent technology advances. High-speed processors (CPUs) and related technologies are engaged to solve computationally intensive problems. Because ANSYS delivers significant HPC enhancements with each new release, the Red Bull Racing team is able to solve not only many more smaller models within the same time period, but also to more quickly solve full-car models that contain hundreds of millions of cells.



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