Clean and straightforward user
Logical, crisp design with comprehensive
context-sensitive help system allows you to be up and running
with a minimal learning curve.
Fast solution times
Allow many simulations to be run in a relatively short time.
Symmetric or asymmetric cars
Caters for road course and speedway cars with either
symmetric or asymmetric set-ups. Different driver models for road course
and speedway to cater for the different requirements of these types of track.
Provides simulation results as a lap time and over 200
simulated data channels - you can analyse the simulated
performance like you use your data acquisition system.
or design 3D tracks
Complex track geometry can be automatically generated by
importing acquired data. You can also design track layouts
easily using any number of simple elements - for example a basic
speedway can be created from just 4 straight and 4 curved
elements. Bank angle and gradient can be added if required using
the Track Profile tool.
Import acquired data
Data can be imported from any data acquisition systems with
an text export for graphical or tabular comparison with the
simulated lap - making it easy to accurately set up the
simulation and compare results.
Simulated lap data can be exported for analysis in third
party data tools.
Built in editors
All data files can be created and edited from within the
program using purpose designed dialogs. Where appropriate the
data is represented graphically with curves or contour plots
drawn as you enter the data. All tabular data can be pasted to
or from a spreadsheet.
Open file formats
All data files are written in an open format which can be
easily manipulated in MS Excel if desired. Advanced users can also use the
ActiveX interface to automatically build files of the right
format with minimal effort.
Choice of fixed or variable
Where appropriate vehicle characteristics can be
modelled as fully variable - e.g. aero coefficients as a
function of ride height, tyre properties varying with camber or
vertical load, suspension properties varying with wheel travel -
but AeroLap also allows you to represent characteristics with
fixed values, or with a single data point. This is essential
when modelling aspects you don't have data for, and very useful
when trying to isolate the effects of individual behaviours.
User choice of units
You can choose the units for all input and output quantities
from a comprehensive selection. Units are set on a per quantity
basis so you can mix units from different systems.
Built-in model validation
Before each simulation all input values are checked wherever
possible for validity. If any value is outside a valid range you
are warned with a clear dialog describing all problems found in
the data. If you want to go ahead anyway you can override this.