[MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by AratzH » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:19 pm

I didn't change cad tools. I did use a different machine to generate the files. Was there a file in particular that threw the error? I just noticed that some are *.STL instead of *.stl...
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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by LVDH » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:12 pm

Well after trying the first three stl files, I changed them all. If you want to check yourself, you will find a file called stl_db.mwf in the postProcessing folder. It does not get generated to the end. You can open it with a text editor and see where it gets stuck. That then indicates the problematic stl file.

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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by AratzH » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:19 pm

LVDH wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:12 pm
Well after trying the first three stl files, I changed them all. If you want to check yourself, you will find a file called stl_db.mwf in the postProcessing folder. It does not get generated to the end. You can open it with a text editor and see where it gets stuck. That then indicates the problematic stl file.
So I changed the export settings from binary to ASCII and now the problem seems to be solved!
Many simulations to run now!
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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by RicME85 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:46 am

LVDH wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:48 am
I just received a cool email: The CAESES app has been updated:
https://www.caeses.com/products/caeses/ ... pp/racecar
Its great that it has been updated. Found there were a few issues with geometry, for example, I was messing with the front wing sliders and found the front wing geometry produced with certain settings would extend into the wheel arch and into the wheels. There was also an issue with the rear wing that when I dropped the wing height and changed the chord it made the wing support geometry go a bit mad.
The changes to the diffuser is great though, so many designs can be made now with the new slider options \:D/

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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by CAEdevice » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:01 pm

Hi everybdy, I received the requests for the book ("How to build a car" by Adrian Newey), by 8 guys (André, Evolve?, Jacopo, Lucasz, Adam, Richard B., Robert, Saad). Shipments will start from Monday, so it is possible that many of you will receive the book after Christmas (I apologize for the delay). The winner of the first prize will surely receive the book after Christmas (looking at the ranking it is certain that it will be JJR), because the dedication will take more time (I have to send a copy to RB and then to have it back).

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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by LVDH » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:49 pm

I cannot wait!

I hope you guys are ready for the final race. Has anyone tried the updated CAESES App? I think what you can now do with the floor should get a lot more performance out of the cars.

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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by AratzH » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:52 pm

CAEdevice wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:01 pm
Hi everybdy, I received the requests for the book ("How to build a car" by Adrian Newey), by 8 guys (André, Evolve?, Jacopo, Lucasz, Adam, Richard B., Robert, Saad). Shipments will start from Monday, so it is possible that many of you will receive the book after Christmas (I apologize for the delay). The winner of the first prize will surely receive the book after Christmas (looking at the ranking it is certain that it will be JJR), because the dedication will take more time (I have to send a copy to RB and then to have it back).
Oh! I think I missed this. Am I still in time? My birthday is in January, so it would make a hell of a birthday present =D>
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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by rjsa » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:05 pm

I mised it too

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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by CAEdevice » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:30 pm

Ok... let me know your name and shipping address by email ( caedevice@caedevice.net ).

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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by rjsa » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:50 pm

Isn't Brazil a bit too far?

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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by CAEdevice » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:48 pm

I don't think it for Amazon, but in case of problems we will find a way

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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by LVDH » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:43 pm

I have sent out the last email with the submission link. If anyone is not on the list, please complain. I went through all teams and noticed one that was not on the list. I hope this person is not sad that I overlooked him so long. I always announce here on the forum that you should all make sure to receive the submission details (I am only human and mistakes happen). I wish everyone a good last race. Some cars have already arrived and are looking good and eager to win.

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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by CAEdevice » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:29 pm

I am running a quite different version of the car, but I am almost sure it will not be ready for the deadline.

I can't wait to start the thread about the new season. I have some ideas to make these car look more glamorous :) but it would be ok any decision about the car layout.

At the moment I wonder if we can rotate hx in any direction (or if we can choose between two directions) next year.

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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by RicME85 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:11 pm

LVDH wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:49 pm
I cannot wait!

I hope you guys are ready for the final race. Has anyone tried the updated CAESES App? I think what you can now do with the floor should get a lot more performance out of the cars.
I did, I posted about it just above your post.

Can I use the car from the last race please, I dont havent had time to do anything due to health deteriorating at this time of year. I hate winter and I hate Christmas :D

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Re: [MVRC] Mantium Virtual Racecar Challenge 2017

Post by schwepes » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:18 pm

Finally sent! I had so many problems with software, I couldn't even run "intro" model, but finally I released first calculations on Friday night. As I supposed car was terrible :roll: . 2 iterations and 20s gained, but I'll be suprised by any position better than the last, because of the poor aero package together with engine power reduction.

Nevertless gained experience will be very valuable and I can't wait for my first complete season next year. I'm starting with the new car developement next week .