Red Bull Racing: Dynamic Engineering

The Big Data Chill

themanufacturer.com, April 2016

Before any new component is physically prototyped or is used in the manufacture of Red Bull Racing’s Formula 1 cars, it is evaluated in virtual 3-D by supercomputers. ANSYS’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and high-performance computing (HPC) software enables Red Bull Racing to simulate the airflow around its vehicle designs under a range of conditions. In this way the team can assess, select and optimize designs for aero-critical components and assemblies, such as braking, cooling and exhaust systems.

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