In a brand new series of technical insights OptimumG president Claude Rouelle focuses on a race driver’s key performance indicators – kicking off with steering wheel smoothness
A seven post rig is all well and good but when it comes to lateral and longitudinal tyre loads OptimumG engineer Claude Rouelle believes there’s a need for a fresh approach.
In Part 2 of OptimumG’s explanation of track asymmetry Claude Rouelle looks at the impact of individual corners on lap time.
OptimumG’s Claude Rouelle explains why, and where, you might want to make use of an asymmetric set-up on your racecar. Having difficulties convincing someone to use more camber on the right-hand side than on the left for a counter-clockwise circuit; running higher tyre pressure on one side than the other; using different damper settings?
Building a Formula Student car? Then you need to read OptimumG engineer Claude Rouelle’s 101 top tips for teams chasing FS glory. In Part 1 of this new mini-series he runs through his first 25 points.
After examining damping in roll last month, we will now look at springs and damping in pitch of the car. As explained last time with roll damping acting in a polar coordinate system, pitch is very similar- except the sprung mass is rotating about the pitch axis instead of the roll axis. Roll damping is a usually overlooked aspect in a suspension system, and pitch damping is overlooked even more so.