Motorsports & Motorcycles

Because of their competitive nature, motorsports are the testing grounds for pioneering automotive technologies. Hybrid and electric drives for race cars pose engineering challenges along with the opportunity to lead the pack. Furthermore, motorsports regulations have tightened the use of wind tunnel testing and virtual simulation.

In Asia, where two-wheeler use is on the rise, engineering issues include improving fuel efficiency and reducing pollutant emissions. There is a growing market for electric drive two-wheelers. Of course, innovation, quality, reliability and safety are paramount.

Engineering simulation is the answer to fast exploration, development and optimization in this sector. In motorsports, race teams must upgrade virtual product development methods to the most advanced, accurate, efficient and scalable tools and techniques. Motorcycle manufacturers can leverage simulation technology to innovate engines, transmission and electric drives while operating within tight cost constraints.

Electric drives involve interacting thermal, fluid, structural and electromagnetic effects that call for comprehensive multiphysics simulations, which is an ANSYS hallmark. For motorsports pioneers, high-performance computing options and efficient, scalable solvers mean you can get the most out of the limited computer flops that motorsports regulations allow. Motorcycle manufacturers can leverage our design exploration and optimization tools — such as persistent parameterization, adjoint solver and morpher —to implement early quality and reliability prediction methods.

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