Analysis and PLM in NASCAR Competition Jim Wall Engine Engineering Director Hendrick Motorsports
Company History <ul><li>Founded in 1984 by Rick Hendrick as All-Star Racing in 5000 ft^2 rented from Crew Chief Harry Hyde...
HMS Complex <ul><li>Located in Charlotte, NC on Cabarrus and Mecklenburg County line </li></ul><ul><li>90 acres </li></ul>...
2009 Teams and Customers <ul><li>NASCAR Sprint Cup Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5, 24, 48, 88 In House Full Time </li></ul...
Chassis Architecture <ul><li>Sprint Cup Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3450 lb (1564 kg) Overall Weight </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Engine Architecture <ul><li>Sprint Cup Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 Cylinder 90 degree V-8 2 Valves Per Cylinder </li></...
Siemens PLM Software Tools <ul><li>Product Data Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamcenter Unified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Siemens PLM System Stats <ul><li>Assemblies = 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Components = 8004 </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Parts ...
Reverse Engineering <ul><li>Points to Curves to Surfaces to Solids </li></ul><ul><li>Used for Analysis, Manufacturing, Pro...
Analysis and Simulation <ul><li>Analysis Predicted Correct Failure Mode </li></ul>
Analysis and Simulation
Wind Tunnel Testing <ul><li>HMS ran a 40% Scale Model Test Program in Preparation for COT </li></ul>
Wind Tunnel Testing <ul><li>Model Carries Full Under Hood Detail With SLA components </li></ul>
<ul><li>Thank you for your time and for inviting me to speak! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul></ul>
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Jim Wall, director of engine engineering at Hendrick Motorsports, presented at PLM Connection 2009 on analysis and PLM in NASCAR. See http://www.siemens.com/plm/blog for more his presentation.

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Analysis & PLM at Hendrick Motorsports

  1. 1. Analysis and PLM in NASCAR Competition Jim Wall Engine Engineering Director Hendrick Motorsports
  2. 2. Company History <ul><li>Founded in 1984 by Rick Hendrick as All-Star Racing in 5000 ft^2 rented from Crew Chief Harry Hyde </li></ul><ul><li>First Year Highlights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Driver was Geoff Bodine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsor was Northwestern Security Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Wins at Martinsville, Riverside, and Nashville </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Poles at Bristol, Martinsville, and Rockingham </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finished 9 th in Points Standings </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. HMS Complex <ul><li>Located in Charlotte, NC on Cabarrus and Mecklenburg County line </li></ul><ul><li>90 acres </li></ul><ul><li>14 buildings </li></ul><ul><li>500+ people </li></ul>588 2448 Chassis Engine Carbon CP MS TC Show Cars WH
  4. 4. 2009 Teams and Customers <ul><li>NASCAR Sprint Cup Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5, 24, 48, 88 In House Full Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14, 39, External Full Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>09, 78, 25 Part Time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NASCAR Nationwide Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>88 In House Full Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 External Full Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5, 80 Part Time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Total of 377 Test and Race Events in 2009 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chassis Architecture <ul><li>Sprint Cup Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3450 lb (1564 kg) Overall Weight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1725 lb (782 kg) Maximum Rear Weight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RF and LR Cross-weight Total not to Exceed 55% or less than 44% of Overall Weight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>110” (2794 mm) Wheelbase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>61 ½” (1562 mm) Tread Width </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Wheel Vented Disc Brakes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double A-arm Front Suspension with Anti-Roll Bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual Trailing Arm Solid Rear Axle with Anti-Roll Bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worm Gear Steering Box With Centerlink, Idler Arm, and Tie Rods Using Production Based Components </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Engine Architecture <ul><li>Sprint Cup Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 Cylinder 90 degree V-8 2 Valves Per Cylinder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OE Supplied Cast Iron Block with Aluminum Heads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>350 - 358 in^3 (5.735 - 5.867 liters) Displacement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4.185” (106.299 mm) Maximum Bore Diameter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12.0:1 Maximum Compression Ratio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flat Tappet Camshaft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0.875” Maximum Tappet Diameter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single 830 CFM Holley Carburetor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typical Open Configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>850 STDHp (633 kW) at 8600 RPM with 550 STDFt-lbs (745 N-m) at 7500 RPM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typical Restricted Configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>450 STDHp (335 kW) at 8000 RPM with 355 STDFt-lbs (481 N-m) at 6000 RPM </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Siemens PLM Software Tools <ul><li>Product Data Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamcenter Unified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamcenter Enterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NX CAD/CAM/CAE Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IdeasNX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imageware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camand </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Siemens PLM System Stats <ul><li>Assemblies = 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Components = 8004 </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Parts = 956 </li></ul><ul><li>CAD “items” = 14,896 </li></ul><ul><li>Physical parts (engines and cars) = 937 </li></ul><ul><li>Specification documents = 9988 </li></ul><ul><li>Dyno Tests = 12,548 </li></ul><ul><li>ER’s = 3086 </li></ul><ul><li>NFET = 487 </li></ul><ul><li>NFVT = 560 </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicle Reports = 616 </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicle data docs = 1225 </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing docs = 2217 </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Reports = 2196 </li></ul><ul><li>TcEnt database size = 26 GB </li></ul><ul><li>WIP Vault = 37.6 GB, 57,889 items </li></ul><ul><li>Release Vault = 1.6 GB, 44,225 items </li></ul><ul><li>CAD users = 71 </li></ul><ul><li>PDM user count = 237 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reverse Engineering <ul><li>Points to Curves to Surfaces to Solids </li></ul><ul><li>Used for Analysis, Manufacturing, Prototyping </li></ul>
  10. 10. Analysis and Simulation <ul><li>Analysis Predicted Correct Failure Mode </li></ul>
  11. 11. Analysis and Simulation
  12. 12. Wind Tunnel Testing <ul><li>HMS ran a 40% Scale Model Test Program in Preparation for COT </li></ul>
  13. 13. Wind Tunnel Testing <ul><li>Model Carries Full Under Hood Detail With SLA components </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Thank you for your time and for inviting me to speak! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul></ul>

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