Advanced simulation technology from Ansys is being used to boost the endurance of Ferrari’s GT racecars. Faced with tight development timelines and strict industry regulations, Ferrari is optimising critical components of its racecars, like brake cooling systems and full-body aerodynamics, to better handle the unexpected turns of the GT racing world at top speeds. Without simulation to validate and optimise components of its racecars, Ferrari risks losing valuable aerodynamic advantages or even overheating brake systems, both of which can mean the difference between a victory and not even finishing a tough endurance race.
‘Keeping up with a tight development timeline and remaining compliant with racing regulations would not be possible without the use of simulation,’ said Enrico Cardile, responsible for aerodynamics, thermal management and air conditioning at Ferrari. ‘We have enjoyed a very successful relationship with Ansys over the past 15 years and we are happy that this will continue into the foreseeable future. Ansys’ commitment to advanced simulation is unrivalled in this industry and they continue to impress us on all counts.'
Thanks to this new agreement, Ansys is also an official sponsor of Ferrari in the GT category of the World Endurance Championship. The team uses Ansys computational fluid dynamics technology to reduce the overall drag of the racecar as well as for optimising its complex cooling systems.