How well do you know your setup for your next race before you arrive at the track? Do you get the most out of your limited vehicle test time? Can ou take everything you learn in one race and use it to improve in the next race?
Dynamic simulation is used by the most successful racing teams to dramatically improve their vehicle performance before they take the first test lap. I-grade invites you to the VI-grade Vehicle Dynamics Seminar to learn how VI-grade products for dynamic simulation are used now in F1, NASCAR, RL and other racing leagues by teams looking to gain a competitive edge.
Join us December 2nd in Concord, NC or December 4th in Indianapolis, IN to learn more about the leading dynamic simulation tools from VI-grade.
9.00Registration and coffee
9.30Introduction to VI-grade Vehicle Dynamics Technology
10.15Building and testing accurate simulation models
11.00Driver and road model
12.00 Lunch Break
13.00Live Demo - VI-SportsCar and VI-CarRealTime
14.00Open discussion with coffee
All registered participants will receive a two-week license key to enable hem to download and test the simulation software before and after the seminar.
The 2nd VI-grade User's conference, that took place on 4th and 5th of November 2008 in Udine Italy, has drawn over 120 experts from the automotive, motorcycle, aircraft, rail and motorsports industries. With over 30 technical presentations, interactive workshops and an exhibition of partner companies the event was a forum to exchange ideas and experiences.
You can donwload the pdf versions of the following presentation after you register and login to this web site.
Thanks to the support of Friuli Innovazione we have been lucky to have this breathtaking ancient castle for our gala dinner. We would like to thank our valued customers and partners for contributing to the success of the event and for taking the time out of their busy schedules to join us in these economically challenging times. It will remain a big challenge for us to find an equally nice location for our conference next year.
VI-grade presents a paper on latest driver modeling technology at the
8th. World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM8)
5th. European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2008)
to be held at the Lido Island in Venice (Italy) on 30 June - 4 July 2008
organized by the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) and the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS).
VI-grade Paper Abstract
Title: Advanced Simulation Technology for Closed Loop Limit Vehicle Handling Performance Authors: Diego Minen, Davide Bacchet
The requirements of using vehicle simulation for the prediction of limit road handling of full vehicle models is increasing daily in the automotive industry. The need of including closed loop controllers in the system is fundamental, since more and more often the automatic control action could take over the ability for the driver to have his natural instinctive control, especially in very sudden unexpected events, such as instantaneous grip loss.VI-grade simulation technology for automotive industry helps developing such integrated systems: the vehicle plant is realized by means of a fast multibody symbolic simulator, featuring accurate suspension, tire, aerodynamic and powertrain components; the road and the driverline profiles can be defined with all of their important characteristics, such as distributed uneveness, kerbs, bumps and potholes; an intelligent driver model is able to explore the vehicle limits by automatically iterating several times on road segments, changing the target line to be followed and its actuation strategy until when the vehicle holds the road satisfactory. The vehicle system can be equipped with all the required closed loop controllers, and the target maneuvers can be simulated in combination with existing externally connectible controller models, using off and/or on-line simulation techniques.
Ferrari S.p.A. and VI-grade will make a joint presentation at the Vehicle Dynamics Expo in May 2008.
The paper title is "High Performance Cars: Vehicle Dynamics Control Systems and Simulation Tools"
Presenting authors will be Matteo Lanzavecchia, Vehicle Dynamics and Road Testing Manager at Ferrari S.p.A. and Diego Minen, Technical Director at VI-grade GmbH.
Visitors will have the possibility to meet VI-grade staff at the booth 3214 arranged in cooperation with MSC.Software.
Taking place from May 6th - 8th as part of the Stuttgart Automotive Week, *Vehicle Dynamics Expo 2008* will occupy the *NEW Stuttgart Messe* at the airport. This event is designed to showcase the latest components and systems relating to chassis, suspension, steering, braking, ride and handling technologies.
VI-grade participates in the MSC.Software Vehicle Dynamics Symposium that takes place in Detroit on the 17th of April 2008. VI-grade's presentation has the title:
"The Accuracy of ADAMS with the Speed of Real Time - VI-CarRealTime and Your Vehicle Development Process"
Physical test correlation has proven that MSC.ADAMS correctly models full vehicle behavior, and MSC.ADAMS results have become the "gold standard" for vehicle dynamics. Because of this accuracy, the automotive industry desires to use the ADAMS model in other ways, for Design of Experiments, controls design, hardware-in-the-loop, conceptual design, and driver controls determination. These analyses require a model, which simulates very fast but still provides the accuracy of ADAMS for a subset of the total ADAMS events.
VI-CarRealTime provides the fast simulation necessary for DOE, HIL, conceptual design and other applications with the verified accuracy of ADAMS. Additionally, the same data models are used for tires, dampers, springs, roads, drivers, etc, as in the ADAMS model, greatly simplifying the process of extracting and validating this fast realtime model. This presentation describes the ADAMS heritage of VI-CarRealTime and illustrates some situations where you may want to use the VI-CarRealTime model.
We encourage our customers and interested experts to join us in this event organized by MSC.Software. Please visit the MSC.Software website to get more information about the event and to register online: MSC.Software Vehicle Dynamics Symposium