Online multibody simulation software for the analysis of suspension performance.
What is RACE?
RACE (Rapid Axle Concept Evolution) is a specialist multibody simulation software for virtual suspension Kinematics and Compliance (K&C) testing. Simplified vertical, roll, cornering, traction and braking loads are applied to the suspension system and the response of the system to each is recorded. The simplified inputs allow the force-response interactions of the suspension system to be understood and ultimately tuned.
How it works
RACE requires user inputs in the form of suspension hard points, joint types and wheel & tyre dimensions. Once complete the user submits the inputs to a dedicated cloud server for analysis. The server runs the K&C simulation and generates a report to show the performance of the suspension against over 50 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The report is then uploaded to the user’s account for review.
Sept 2020: RACE has been launched at www.race.software. Visit the website to see what it can do.
May 2020: Its been a while since the last development news update. In short, a lot of exciting developments have happened in the past few months. We have added new team members and are working hard to get RACE ready for launch
Jun 2019: Secure login and user account development complete
May 2019: User secure login development ongoing
Apr 2019: Developing the secure user login interface for RACE
Mar 2019: RACE server integration continues
Feb 2019: Continuing to integrate the RACE server into the new suspensiondesigner.com website
Jan 2019: New website design to incorporate the RACE server. To get a first look at what RACE can do, check out the tuning series in the suspension design library
Dec 2018: Development continues but under a new name, sMBS is now RACE (RApid Concept Evolution)
Nov 2018: The server is running, testing is ongoing
Oct 2018: Server & database development continues
Sep 2018: Developing the server & database to support the RACE Beta release
Aug 2018: Working towards the initial beta release. It is getting there
July 2018: Planning for an online release of the RACE double wishbone suspension model. Interested in trying out the beta version? Sign up below
June 2018: Suspension KPI report format finalised
May 2018: Post processor development in progress
Apr 2018: Development of results post processing & visualisation tools
Mar 2018: Beta testing complete, enhancements and run time optimisation in progress
Feb 2018: Beta testing ongoing
Jan 2018: RACE Beta release testing started