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Delta wing presentation at mia cleaner racing conference 1 12-2011 Delta wing presentation at mia cleaner racing conference 1 12-2011 Presentation Transcript

  • DeltaWing Racing Car ConceptJanuary 12 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 1 Presented by Ben Bowlby at the MIA Cleaner Racing Conference, January 12, 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC
  • Why a New Concept?• Realignment with automobile industry and social trends• Responding to the rising cost of energy• Environmental pressure to reduce waste and adopt more sustainable lifestyles• Appeal to a younger demographic• Relevance to the wider spectator’s personal mobility needs• Open-wheel racing has been regulated towards inefficiency to contain speeds for many years• Motorsport’s long term future is not assuredJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 2
  • Automobile TrendsAuto industry is committed to meeting future needs by producing:• High efficiency powertrains• Low drag body shapes• Lighter weight vehicles• The auto industry still needs premier status racing to propel new and efficient technology into the hearts and minds of the publicJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 3
  • The New Car ConceptImagine a future race series….• Impressively fast• Ultra-Efficient• High technology• Environmentally responsible• New, interesting and newsworthy• Relevant to more than just the race fan• Striking, exciting, iconic appearance• Enhanced safety• … And not expensive?January 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 4
  • Proposal Half the drag, half the power, half the weight, half the fuel, half the cost, but… still the same high speed• 235 MPH top speed when trimmed-out; Cd 0.24• Engine requirement 325 BHP• 1030 lbs total weight with driver• Remove wake sensitive and vulnerable wing elements• Enhance the on-track spectacle – more action• Shroud wheels for drag reduction and safety• “Form Follows Function”January 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 5
  • CFD Development 2 car, in-line simulations Wake from lead car’s underbody… …..passes over following car’s top surface, with minimal disruption to underbody downforce performanceJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 6
  • 2010 Unveiling CAD model Full size DeltaWing model DeltaWing torque vectoringChicago Auto Show Feb 10, 2010 4 Cylinder Turbo + Transmission 6 speed transmissionBridgestone/Firestone USA booth January 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 7
  • Full Scale Validation• Wind tunnel with moving ground plane – results supported CFD findingsJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 8
  • Most important Question?• How Does it Steer?Movie animation of wheels steering left and rightJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 9
  • Road Track Acceleration DeltaWing 325bhp - blue 2010 IndyCar 630bhp - redJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 10
  • Mid Ohio rFactor Sim Movie animation of DeltaWing cars based on the design’s physics and vehicle dynamicsJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 11
  • Influential Experiences• One Make Racing• Spec Components• Claiming• NASCAR garage culture• Computer game virtual reality• Social networking revolutionJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 12
  • Sustainability Strategies• Refocus Motorsport as the Industry’s Catwalk• Provide the Innovation Showcase• Let racing set the fashion trends, show what’s hot.• Engage the next generation of consumers• Accessibility – the expectation of the digital age• Create positive Return On Investment for all entities• Provide a regulation framework: – Credible, simple, enforceable, overt, relevant – Continual Innovation – Evolution – Modernization – Maximize development with reduced costsJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 13
  • Shift in Thinking• It’s Motor Racing - not driver/sponsor/TV• But this Key differentiator is now typically “spec” or purposefully undisclosed….• The “Machine” is our sport’s greatest asset “The car’s the star”• Deliver accessibility: Publish the design• New media revolution becomes our ally• Go Open SourceJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 14
  • Web Access to Information Race Teams Sponsors Industry Racing Car Sanctioning Body Media Down-Loadable Content Suppliers Wider Public Fans Games Students• Only virtual data is shared• Parts are copyright and SOLDJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 15
  • How Does it Work?• Publish the entire design to a dedicated website• Access to the website to be unrestricted• Download of the design is free to all• Only parts with published designs may be raced• Only “licensed” suppliers may manufacture parts that are raced• Anyone can submit new designs for approval• Maximum price of parts based on the original published design pricesJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 16
  • What Will Happen?• Promotes the application of new technologies• Motorsport’s innovation culture supports industry• Royalties and accreditations are incentives• Eliminates wasteful development of existing but covert rival technology• Simplifies the technical inspection process through pre-approved transparent compliance J• Ensures constant evolution of the cars• Increases the knowledge in the public domainJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 17
  • Summary• Conceived to provide a relevant and premier status racing platform for the global automobile industry to promote energy efficient, environmentally sustainable solutions in personal mobility• “Open Source/Open Access/Open Innovation” – perhaps this is “Open Racing”• Requires careful and significant management• Collective advancement is efficient – Gold mine• The mass markets drive technology – stay relevant• A sustainable and efficient business with ROI for all entities is possibleJanuary 2011 © 2011 DeltaWing LLC 18