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OptimumG's Cologne Seminars

Location

Cologne, Germany

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Duration

4 days long, 10h/day

Dates

AVD: Nov. 8-11
DDPE: Nov. 16-19

Taught by

Claude Rouelle

Two unique opportunities to learn all about vehicle dynamics and performance engineering

Learn all about vehicle dynamics and performance engineering in Cologne, Germany, with two exclusive seminars by OptimumG in 2024. Led by Claude Rouelle, he will teach you all his experience in more than 40 years in the motorsport world with two unique seminars, Applied Vehicle Dynamics, and Data-Driven Performance Engineering. Gain invaluable insights, advanced techniques, and practical knowledge essential for optimizing vehicle performance. Join us for these unique opportunities to master the art of vehicle dynamics and data-driven engineering in the heart of the automotive world.

AVD

Applied Vehicle Dynamics

November 8th – 11th | 2024

This seminar is one of the most intense experiences you’ll ever have in a classroom!

Internationally recognized as one of the best sources of knowledge in vehicle dynamics for engineers. You learn the skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in your projects. From designing a new car concept or exploiting an existing design, you’ll learn applied vehicle dynamics for car design, simulation, manufacturing, preparation, testing, and development.

Topics covered in this seminar

  • Tires
  • Aerodynamics applied to vehicle dynamics
  • Kinematics
  • Steady State and Transient Weight Transfer
  • Damping and Vibrations Theory
  • Car Design and Chassis Setup
  • Vehicle and Driver Data Analysis

 DDPE

Data-Driven Performance Engineering

November 16th – 19th | 2024

Don’t use guesses and experience, back your decision with data! The seminar includes several hands-on exercises and group competitions with widely used software. All attendees get a binder with training materials, and several paper and electronic documents designed to help you run successful data-driven races.

Topics covered in this seminar

  • Data Acquisition Hardware and Software
  • Vehicle and Driver Data Analysis
  • On-Track and Laboratory Vehicle Testing
  • Tire & Vehicle Modeling and Simulation
  • Yaw Moment Diagram Theory
  • Practical Racing Performance Engineering

You are in good hands!

OptimumG is an international vehicle dynamics consultant group that works with automotive companies and motorsports teams to enhance their understanding of vehicle dynamics through seminars, consulting, and software development.

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Claude Rouelle

Claude is the founder and president of OptimumG, a Belgian citizen with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and vehicle dynamics. Claude built his own racecar at university and, after that, worked in a lot of racing teams, equipping himself with a lot of experience before creating OptimumG in 1997.
Since then, he worked on very different consult projects and led more than 400 seminars around the world. He is also popular in Formula Student, being a judge at the competition more than 147 times!

Don't take our word for it!

Look what our previous attendees have to say!

I came in having done the AVD and the Pro-Only DDPE, and I still found the DDPE Seminar extremely valuable. While the Vehicle Dynamics section was a nice refresher, I found the skipped section at the Pro-only seminar, such as the setup procedures and the method of taking the initial measurements were extremely valuable for me. At the Pro-Only seminar, the MoTeC section and KPI generation were a bit too fast for me at the time due to unfamiliarity with the software, but I had a lot more real-world experience this time around and was able to follow through with it without problems so I got the most out of the DDPE by taking it twice.

The passion for the subject and abundance of energy and enthusiasm in delivering the knowledge to the attendee in academia is unfortunately a rare sight in my experience, and it was such a positive driving force for me that it made me strive to learn more. The attention to the attendees’ needs – elaborating when there are questions or acting proactively based on attendees’ reactions were super helpful. It made me feel like Claude actually cares about his students learning. 

I had a fantastic time in Birmingham, and while it was a quite a way out for me(and same for the Italy one), it was DEFINITELY an expedition worth taking. If there’s any other seminars other than AVD and DDPE, I will make the trip! While I don’t think I’m at the level of folks at OptimumG yet, I strive to become the best engineer I can be and continue my relationship with OptimumG. OptimumG has given me so much, and I’ll gladly help out where I can.

SCOTT SUL

Race Engineer, ROTEK Racing

I felt the seminar as a whole was a great experience and taught me both the basic concepts and some more advanced ones that unfortunately I didn’t learn in university. The information was of great quality and always taught at the right pace. Initially, I felt 10 hours a day for 4 days would be too much, but I never felt overwhelmed with information or got distracted. I always felt a big interest in everything that was being taught because Claude would always relate to some application of it in the real world and that was very important.

PEDRO MATOS

Race Engineer Consultant

Really efficient seminar in terms of learning key points on vehicle dynamics. Claude has so much knowledge that this seminar could last a few more days. Thank you, Claude, for teaching us this course through your experience.

ALESSANDRO PRADA

Race Car Engineer, JAS Motorsport

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AVD

Applied Vehicle Dynamics

November 8th – 11th | 2024
Cologne – Germany

Individual Registration

US$ 2595
US$ 2195/person

until October 25th

Group registration

For 3 persons or more

US$ 2195
US$ 1995/person

until October 25th

Color binder add-on

Black and white print with 400 pages is included in the price, but we highly recommend the colored version. Add this to the cart to receive a copy of the colored binder for the AVD seminar.

US$ 150

DDPE

Data-Driven Performance Engineering

November 16th – 19th | 2024
Cologne, Germany

Individual Registration

US$ 2595
US$ 2195/person

until November 2nd

Group registration

For 3 persons or more

US$ 2195
US$ 1995/person

until November 2nd

Color binder add-on

Black and white print with 300 pages is included in the price, but we highly recommend the colored version. Add this to the cart to receive a copy of the colored binder for the DDPE seminar.

US$ 150

AVD + DDPE Combo

Add both seminars to the cart and get an additional

15% OFF

on the second seminar. It’s valid for both group and individual registration.

Students have 70% OFF to participate in the OptimumG’s Seminars!

We want more and more students to join our performance community, and for that, we have a special incentive to help get your career started!

AVD

Applied Vehicle Dynamics

November 8th – 11th | 2024
Cologne, Germany 

Individual Registration

US$ 825
US$ 695/person

until October 25th

Group registration

For 3 persons or more

US$ 695
US$ 600/person

until October 25th

Color binder

Black and white print with 400 pages is included in the price, but we highly recommend the colored version. Add this to the cart to receive a copy of the colored binder for the AVD seminar.

US$ 150

DDPE

Data-Driven Performance Engineering

November 16th – 19th | 2024
Cologne, Germany 

Individual Registration

US$ 825
US$ 695/person

until November 2nd

Group registration

For 3 persons or more

US$ 695
US$ 600/person

until November 2nd

Color binder

Black and white print with 300 pages is included in the price, but we highly recommend the colored version. Add this to the cart to receive a copy of the colored binder for the DDPE seminar.

US$ 150

AVD + DDPE Combo

Add both seminars to the cart and get an additional

15% OFF

on the second seminar. It’s valid for both group and individual registration.

Early register discount (15% OFF) for the AVD Seminar ends in

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I get a certificate at the end of the seminar?

Yes, all seminars have a physical certificate signed by our president, Claude Rouelle.

I'm a student. Can I get a discount?

Yes. If you are a student, you can access our website https://students.optimumg.com/ and take advantage of our special conditions for you.

Where are the seminars held?

The seminars are held in various countries around the world. We usually hold our seminars in colleges or hotels, which you can find on the page with more information about each seminar. If not, we will send you an e-mail confirming the venue close to the date of the seminar.

How long do the seminars last?

The seminars last 4 full days, usually from 8 AM to 7 PM, with short breaks throughout the day.

I'd like to offer a seminar to my team. How do I go about it?

For companies, we offer customized seminars based on your team’s greatest needs. See some success stories here.

What is your cancellation policy?
  1. OptimumG reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. In this case, OptimumG’s liability shall be limited to a full refund of registration fees paid to OptimumG. Although seminar dates and locations are rarely changed, when booking flights for the seminar, we advise the purchase of ticket protection insurance at the time of booking. In no event shall OptimumG be liable for any cancellation or change penalties assessed by an airline or hotel as a result of seminar date changes or cancellations.
  2. Cancellation requests received via our email within 30 days before the seminar date: A 50% refund will be granted.
  3. Cancellation requests received 30 days or less before the seminar (or in the case of a registrant being a “no-show”): No refund or any form of credit will be issued.
    • Alternatively, a registrant may transfer to another seminar within 12 calendar months at no additional cost, provided the participant emails us at least 7 days prior to the seminar they originally registered for, informing us of their decision not to attend and emails us 30 days prior to the date of the future seminar they wish to attend.
  4. No refund or any type of credit will be provided if the registrant attends all or part of a seminar.