Envirage’s primary service is the provision of engineering solutions for professional and amateur racing teams and constructors. We can provide expert advice in the preparation of any type of racing car from the concept stage right through to competition.
Racing Car Engineering
In house portable data logger for speed, acceleration and inertial measurements.
Analysis of tyre temperature and wear.
Analysis of lap and split times.
Analysis of on-board camera for vehicle behaviour and driving.
Analysis of vehicle data (accelerations, yaw rate, damper historgrams, steering angle, throttle pedal.
Data acquisition system design.
Wiring harness design.
Racing and testing data analysis:
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Chassis and Suspension Components Design and Analysis
3D modelling of suspension assemblies to determine characteristics:
Roll centre axis, Roll centre migration, Pitch centre, Camber variation, Toe variation, Motion Ratio, Roll steer.
Design and strength analysis of arm, uprights and sub-frames.
Design and strength analysis springs, spring mounts, anti-roll bars and anti-roll bar linkages.
Tyre temperature thermal imaging
Vehicle Dynamics Modelling and Simulation
Measurement of motion ratios.
Measurement of tyre stiffness.
Simulation of suspension geometry.
Calculation of ride rates and roll rates.
Calculation of suspension and tyre frequencies.
Calculation of required damping rates.
Calculation of roll stiffness and roll stiffness distribution.
Simulation of load transfer and load transfer rate.
Straight line simulation for gear ratio optimisation.
GPS measurements of tracks and stages.
Full car simulation for suspension, engine and gearbox optimisation.
Chassis and Roll-ver Protection Structures Design and Analysis
Measurement and Finite Element modelling of roll cages for F.I.A. homologation.
Stiffness and strength optimisation for minimum weight.
Race and Rally Team Management
Stock and order management.
Servicing and build specification.
Vehicle set-up and documentation.
Circuit and rally documentation.
Balance and Stiffness Model - Stop guessing
Suspension measurement, suspension modelling and model verification.
Measurement or calculation of spring and anti-roll bar stiffness.
Calculation of ride frequencies, roll stiffness and stiffness distribution.
Advice on geometry, spring and anti-roll bar configuration.
Advice on necessary damper rates.
Brake System Analysis - Do not accept a long pedal
Measurement of brake system components.
Analysis of pressures and forces.
Analysis of volumetric losses and pedal travel.
Advice on brake system modification.
Verification using protable data logger.
Vehicle Acceleration Simulation - Choose your gear ratios before you compete
Measurement of drive-line components.
Vehicle acceleration modelling.
Model verification using portable data logger.
Optimisation of gear ratios.
Comparison of effects of variations in shift point, wheel diameter, crown and pinnion ratio, gear ratios, frontal area, shift time.
Tyre Performance Assessment - Find out where you are losing time
Tyre vertical stiffness measurement.
Analysis of tyre damping and effect on vehicle stiffness and damping.
Measurement of tyre temperatures, pressures and wear in competition or testing.
Analysis of temperature and pressure data.
Advice on suspension and differential modifications for increased and consistent grip and reduced wear.
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