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Improving Stock Car Performance with CFD Analysis


ATS Uses Tecplot 360 visualization and analysis to optimize race car lap times

Stock Car Brazil is a top racing series in South America. All competitors heavily modify Chevrolet Cruze sedans to race at speeds up to 350 km/h or 220 mph. With nearly identical cars, hundredths of a second can mean the difference between victory and defeat. As with NASCAR and Formula 1 racing, the use of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) to improve performance of these race cars is a key advantage for top teams.

A new case study by Brazilian Tecplot distributor ATS describes their “meticulous analysis” of the aerodynamics of the entire car, including the tradeoffs between top speed, downforce for cornering performance and braking – key components to lower lap times. Collaborating with a company like ATS and visualizing results with Tecplot brings benefits that put some racers ahead of their rivals on the track.

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About ATS

ATS is the Tecplot distributor for Brazil. They provide consulting engineering services as well as represent a full line of simulation software solutions. They have offices in Miami, Florida, USA and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Contact information for both offices can be found on their website.

About Tecplot, Inc.

Tecplot, Inc is an operating company of Toronto-based Constellation Software, Inc. (CSI), is the leading independent developer of visualization and analysis software for engineers and scientists. CSI is a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:CSU). CSI acquires, manages and builds software businesses that provide mission-critical solutions in specific vertical markets.

Tecplot visualization and analysis software allows customers using desktop computers and laptops to quickly analyze and understand (local or remote) information hidden in complex data, and communicate their results to others via professional images and animations. The company’s products are used by more than 47,000 technical professionals around the world.