Wisconsin Racing Formula SAE

Wisconsin Racing: Energy storage acculators for electric vehicle

Wisconsin Racing is an organization of students from the University of Wisconsin which compete in the design, fabrication, and racing of two Formula 1 style race cars in the SAE Collegiate Design Competitions. The organization allows students to gain experience and take part in all skills necessary for survival in corporate America

The team consists of 5 groups: Chassis, Powertrain, Composites, Electrical, and Business. The Chassis group focuses on frame design and suspension, while powertrain focuses on the powerplant and supporting systems. The composites group is concerned with car aerodynamics and structural/non-structural design using carbon fiber. The Electrical group is responsible for design and wire of an extremely complex turbocharged fuel injection and data acquisition system. They are also responsible for writing engine control strategy and designing a F1 style steering wheel, fully equipped with paddle shifting and electronic brake bias adjustment.

Using software provided through CRTech's University Investment Program, the Electrical group is using Thermal Desktop, RadCAD, and SINDA/FLUINT to analyze the power storage system for their vehicle. Future plans include modeling of the braking system and electric motors.

CRTech is proud to be sponsoring these students and we hope they do well in the 2017 Formula SAE® competition.

 

Choking and High-speed Flow

Tuesday December 17th, 2pm MST

When flow velocities get big, things gets interesting. Above Mach=0.1, the bulk fluid "sees" a wall that is warmer than the structural temperature due to deceleration within the boundary layer. Above Mach=0.3, kinetic energy changes cease to be negligible. And of course, nothing moves faster than Mach=1.0 for internal flow. When you also add in changes in flow area, or changes in phase ... well, let's just say that doesn't simplify anything.

This webinar will introduce you to the phenomena involved, with a focus on the FloCAD modeling parameters available and their associated correlations and assumptions.

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Turbomachinery and Rotating Passages (Secondary Flows)

Thursday December 19th, 2pm MST

Are turbomachines a component in your system, and you'd like to treat them as a "black box"?

Or are they the focus of your work, and the cycle is just a boundary condition to you?

Either way, this webinar will have something to offer you. Each type of turbomachine will be covered: pumps and fans, positive and variable displacement compressors, and turbines (whether gas or hydraulic). Methods for modeling systems like turbochargers and turbopumps will be introduced. Tools for handling spinning flow passages and rotating cavities will be presented.

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Starting in 2020, we will begin offering Introduction to Thermal Desktop and Introduction to RadCAD as either in-person training or online training, alternating between online and in-person every three months. The training uses lectures and demonstrations to introduce you to basic Thermal Desktop and RadCAD usage. Hands-on tutorials provide practice building models and interpreting results (tutorials are completed by students outside of the online class time).
 
The next training class will be an online format in January 2020:
  • Introduction to Thermal Desktop (and SINDA) - A three-part series on January 14, 16, and 21 from 9am to 12pm, Mountain time
  • Introduction to RadCAD - January 23 from 9am to 12pm, Mountain time
For up-to-date schedules, fees, and policies, visit our Product Training page. To register for the class above, complete our registration form and select "Online" for the Training Format.
 
If you are interested in product training for your company based on your schedule, please contact us to obtain a quote for training between 8-12 attendees. We can come to your facility or the lectures can be presented online. Descriptions of the available classes can be found in our course catalog.
 
To keep up with our training opportunities, take a look at our new Events and Training Calendar.