Ferrari has acknowledged Ansys’ CFD software as a key tool in helping it to secure the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship drivers’, teams’ and manufacturers’ titles in the GTE Pro class. Ferarri uses the software to reduce overall drag for maximized downforce and optimization of its complex brake cooling systems. In addition, engineers have been able to extensively automate the simulation process and run multiple design iterations to improve speed, reliability and safety.
“Ferrari has once again proven the power of engineering simulation – when combined with great products and great driving,” said Gilles Eggenspieler, senior product manager for the fluids line at Ansys. “We’re honored to count them among our customers and are even more excited to see what the team does in 2015.”
“When races can stretch from six to 24 hours, car reliability is absolutely crucial,” said Enrico Cardile, responsible for aerodynamics, thermal management and air conditioning at Ferrari. “With Ansys simulation, our engineers can quickly evaluate a range of product design ideas across varied operating conditions, leading to enhanced product performance and integrity.”