[MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2020 (Grand Prix Cars)

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yinlad wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:09 am
CAEdevice wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:10 pm
variante wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:52 pm

Cool!
Any tip to improve? You can't just tease us like that! :D
I would like, once at least, to see a F1 engineer among the participants. It is not easy to understand our problems such as vertices limited propagation, strange rake rotation axis, not orientable suspension arms section, 10mm thickness... I am not sure about the result.
I mean, I am an F1 engineer, just not an Aero engineer :lol:
Welcome! It would be nice to battle with you in the (virtual) track, I hope to organise my job in time to develop a new car. By the way, I am an engineer not just a F1 engineer 😁

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Hey Guys,

I entered this year as a new team called Salamander.
Very much looking forward to this new challenge.
My history is in mechanical engineering but I'm hoping to put a good aero package together.
I've been reading through the forum and all the tips are welcome.
You guys are also very generous with sharing your designs, it's appreciated.
Good luck everyone, cheers.

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MercuryMotorsport has entered again for the 2020 season, looking forward to another great battle and hope to start this year off without hiccup like last.
I have some ideas for innovation but weather they translate into performance who knows!!
Good luck and welcome to the newcomers.

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We have a fantastic line-up of teams so far, even one from Austria, I have personally missed. I hope the registrations all transform into submissions. So far, I have not been a very good organizer and added the entries to my spread-sheet. I have only worked from my memory and have just given access to the challenge site to teams, I thought were not previously registered. So if anyone has any problems so far, just let me know. This Friday, I have an important deadline for something very important, so I can hopefully catch up this weekend.

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Hi all, I saw this on LinkedIn and thought it sounded like a great project! I'm actually an automotive aerodynamicist, currently quarantined at home so I've got a bit of time to put an entry together. Not sure if I'll be able to do any CFD, so it might be a bit of a shot in the dark, but should be fun nonetheless.
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Regarding the engine intake, does it actually need to direct the air anywhere or can it just end after the "Engine IN" monitoring surface?
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Joe7218 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:09 am
Regarding the engine intake, does it actually need to direct the air anywhere or can it just end after the "Engine IN" monitoring surface?
You can end it right after :D . Also (just in case) engine_in is a boundary condition so it should be placed in the special_bc folder not monitoring_surfaces
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Koldskaal wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:57 am
Joe7218 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:09 am
Regarding the engine intake, does it actually need to direct the air anywhere or can it just end after the "Engine IN" monitoring surface?
You can end it right after :D . Also (just in case) engine_in is a boundary condition so it should be placed in the special_bc folder not monitoring_surfaces
Thanks! yeah haha monitoring surface was just the first thing that came to mind :D
Mantium Challenge - Team Logozzo

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Also, when (and where) must our cars be submitted? thanks again :)
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Joe7218 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:42 am
Also, when (and where) must our cars be submitted? thanks again :)
You will recieve an email one week before submission with a dropbox link. The email will contain the exact deadline for submission usually midnight UTC. Details on the actual submission can be found in section 2 of the rules. The calendar on mantiumchallenge.com shows the submission deadlines. Results are published two weeks later.
MVRC - Team Koldskaal, name: Christian

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...I think for the moment the challenge website is not updated, but provisionally the calendar is below:-
  • 10.05.2020: Monaco Grand Prix - Monaco Circuit
  • 21.06.2020: Austrian Grand Prix - Red Bull Ring (A1-Ring)
  • 23.08.2020: Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza
  • 27.09.2020: Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka Circuit
  • 01.11.2020: Brazilian Grand Prix - Autodromo Interlagos
COMPETITION CAR ENGINEERING -Home of VIRTUAL STOPWATCH

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machin wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:42 am
...I think for the moment the challenge website is not updated, but provisionally the calendar is below:-
  • 10.05.2020: Monaco Grand Prix - Monaco Circuit
  • 21.06.2020: Austrian Grand Prix - Red Bull Ring (A1-Ring)
  • 23.08.2020: Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza
  • 27.09.2020: Japanese Grand Prix - Suzuka Circuit
  • 01.11.2020: Brazilian Grand Prix - Autodromo Interlagos
Koldskaal wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:13 am
Joe7218 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:42 am
Also, when (and where) must our cars be submitted? thanks again :)
You will recieve an email one week before submission with a dropbox link. The email will contain the exact deadline for submission usually midnight UTC. Details on the actual submission can be found in section 2 of the rules. The calendar on mantiumchallenge.com shows the submission deadlines. Results are published two weeks later.
Thanks guys!
Mantium Challenge - Team Logozzo

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Quick question. When looking at some old CFD runs, specifically the html results page MFlow generates when post processing. The 'totals' section doesn't actually seem to be the sum of the values below. Is this expected behaviour?

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When simulating, should we include all the mandatory parts (suspension, halo etc)? thanks

I also seem to be getting this error "Warning: Rear wheels seem to be positioned incorrectly. In MVRC they should be in global (3.4,0,0)."
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Joe7218 wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:44 am
When simulating, should we include all the mandatory parts (suspension, halo etc)? thanks
Yes :) but only the "external" ones.
Joe7218 wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:44 am
I also seem to be getting this error "Warning: Rear wheels seem to be positioned incorrectly. In MVRC they should be in global (3.4,0,0)."
Are you using the stls from the website? If not, then I would recommend doing so :) They should be in the right position.
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