Air Race E is revolutionizing motorsport and promoting sustainable aviation with the first-ever manned electric air race.
As Air Race E's official simulation software partner, Ansys is making simulation software, training and consultation available to the competing teams.
Air Race E is a revolutionary form of air racing, with all-electric planes competing for the first time. The future of aviation is in green energy and Air Race E is setting the mark for developments in electric aviation. Eight planes will race wingtip-to-wingtip about 30 feet off the ground in an exhilarating flight around an oval circuit. The planes will reach speeds of 400 km/h (250 mph) around a tight circuit just 1.5 km end-to-end. The first flight is scheduled for fall 2021, with the formal race series proceeding in 2023.
Watch and listen to Jeff Zaltman introduce Air Race E as a means to accelerate sustainable aviation through competition. He talks about the critical role simulation is playing to ensure that the teams will be ready for race dayWatch the presentation
Ansys is helping to advance the state of the art of aircraft electrification by offering a comprehensive suite of multiphysics simulation tools to address some of the toughest engineering challenges the teams will face — including battery and battery management systems, power electronics, the electric motor, and the overall integration of the electrified powertrain system into the airframe. For some teams, this involves designing the entire aircraft from scratch; for others, it means integrating these electric systems into an existing airframe. Learn more in this Ansys Advantage article.
Watch and listen to Sathvik Rao, an aircraft development engineer at Team Thor (now Team Nordic Air Racing) describe how simulation was used to analyze heat dissipation in battery modules.Watch the presentation
Winning the race means reducing cost, overcoming range and payload anxiety, delivering performance, and addressing safety and cybersecurity concerns. Simulation is the key to solving the most critical engineering challenges of battery and battery management systems, power electronics, electric machines and powertrain system integration. Quantified results include:
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