Lap-Time Simulation with ChassisSim

Learn how to improve race car performance using industry-leading software

About this Course

The cost and time associated with track testing in Motorsport is no secret, with many categories enforcing a cap on track use outside of Race Weekends. Now more than ever, teams rely heavily on Simulation to not only test, but also optimise, setups and upgrades to the car. Whilst Simulation can be an incredibly powerful tool for all teams, the way in which it is deployed will have a huge impact on its success.

In this course, you will gain important insight into how Lap-Time Simulation software can be used effectively to ensure that you exploit as much performance as possible. Using a combination of ChassisSim and MoTeC, you will have the opportunity to learn about the key concepts used when preparing for a Race.

Upon successful course completion, each student will receive an official Motorsport Engineer certificate. All students are free to interact with the instructor and benefit from industry networking opportunities, professional recommendations and advice.
  • Getting Started with ChassisSim & MoTeC
  • LTS Modelling
  • Setup Rebalancing
  • LTS Correlation
  • Final Assignment

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the most important considerations for Lap-Time Simulation deployment.
2. Become familiar and conversant with ChassisSim Lap-Time Simulation software – including Car Modelling and Track Creation.
3. Become conversant with MoTeC Data Analysis software, with all techniques transferable to any other Data Analysis software package.
4. Demonstrate a strong understanding of the processes required to Rebalance the Aero Balance and Mechanical Balance of a setup, for both the Simulation and Trackside environments.
5. Demonstrate a firm understanding of the processes required to obtain strong correlation between simulation data and track data, considering the primary focus areas of the data and the corresponding car model parameters to adjust.
6. Use the techniques and methods learned during the course to perform Setup Rebalances and Correlation studies, as performed in industry.

  • you are a student or a professional with interest in Vehicle Dynamics or Performance Engineering.
  • you are a Motorsport Professional and want to learn about the specifics of Lap-Time Simulation techniques, methods and tasks.
  • you want to start a career in Vehicle Dynamics or Performance Engineering.

The Lap-Time Simulation with ChassisSim course offers a great opportunity to get hands on with industry-leading software package ChassisSim. This software is used by many top-level organisations across several categories of motorsport.

Once enrolled, students will be able to benefit from 1000 free simulations in ChassisSim! All remaining simulations upon course completion can be used as you please – this could represent a great way to enhance the performance of a Formula Student car, or any other vehicle for that matter.

Motorsport Engineer will provide download & installation instructions to students upon enrolment.

MoTeC will also be used as an outlet for critical data analysis when exploring the simulation data generated by ChassisSim.
Please feel free to contact us at info@motorsportengineer.net for further information.

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Your Course Instructor

Marc Ollé Bernades

Marc has worked as Performance Engineer at Williams Racing Team developing and optimising the balance of the car to exploit maximum performance, combining factory support and trackside events.

He graduated with Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and holds a MSc in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology and a MSc in Motorsport Engineering from Oxford Brookes University.

In 2011, Marc begun his professional career in the Automotive sector with companies such as Volvo, IDIADA and McLaren Automotive, before switching to Motorsport. Marc would continue to gain vast experience in the industry working as Race & Vehicle Dynamics Engineer for a GT4 team and Vehicle Dynamics & Simulation Engineer for Mahindra Racing Formula E. In 2018, Marc made the move to Formula 1, joining Williams Racing as a Performance Engineer.

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Course curriculum

A conversation with Marc Ollé

Message from the instructor
My professional background
Course overview
Getting Started with ChassisSim & MoTeC
Tutorial 1: MoTeC Setup
Tutorial 2: MoTeC Functionalities & Support

Module Overview
Introduction to LTS Modelling – FREE PREVIEW
ChassisSim Car Model Breakdown
ChassisSim Circuit Modelling
Running the Simulation
Importing & Analysing Results in MoTeC
Module Summary

Module Overview
Track Lap Simulation
Straight Line Simulation
Apex Simulation
MB & AB Recap
Rebalance Strategy
Rebalance Points
Setup Change – Aero Balance
Setup Change – Mechanical Balance
Module Summary
Module Overview
Exporting Track Data – Monster File & Track Profile Creation
Establishing Baseline Car Model & Simulation
Baseline Simulation vs Track Data – Correlation
Improving Correlation – Model Adjustments
Module Summary
Assignment Overview
Part 1: Setup Rebalance
Part 2: Correlation

Flexible Course Fees

Choose the plan that's right for you

Basic

2 months access

€39.95

Per month for 2 months

Access Duration: 2 months     ⓘ

Duration for which video lessons, downloadables, quizzes and assignments will be made available from the time of enrolment.

Mode of Delivery: Online     ⓘ

Lessons are managed by experienced course leaders leveraging online means.

E-mail support     ⓘ  

We provide support throughout the duration of the course.

Certification     ⓘ 

A certificate will be awarded upon course completion so you can share your achievement with yout network

Basic

Lifetime access

€49.95

Per month for 3 months

Access Duration: Lifetime     ⓘ

Duration for which video lessons, downloadables, quizzes and assignments will be made available from the time of enrolment.

Mode of Delivery: Online     ⓘ

Lessons are managed by experienced course leaders leveraging online means.

E-mail support     ⓘ

We provide support throughout the duration of the course.

Certification     ⓘ

A certificate will be awarded upon course completion so you can share your achievement with your network.

Interact with instructor     ⓘ

Get your questions answered by the course leader thanks to our on-course disucssion area.

Assignment     ⓘ

Impress your course leaders by excelling at the challenges they present to you.

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Softwares required are included upon course acquisition unless otherwise specified. Where needed, we provide installation instructions.

Every course page has a section describing the syllabus. Furthermore, the detailed curriculum is also publicly available. Courses last between 8 to 20 hours, including guided lectures and individual work. Also, our courses are totally flexible and you can progress at your own pace.

Yes! A personalised certificate with your name and course subject will be provided once you successfully complete the course. This is a great way to show you have learnt from industry experts and allows you to differentiate from other engineers in the sector.

Our courses can be accessed, depending on the price plan acquired, going from 2 months to lifetime access . This guarantees flexibility to the needs of every student. 

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We are working hard to offer a series of courses grouped by specialist area (Aerodynamics, Composite Design, Vehicle Dynamics, etc). More details will be shared soon.

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Job hunting can be a stressful process filled with uncertainty. We offer a CV review process that is based on years of experience working in Formula 1 and other motorsport categories and recruiting the best talent for some of the greatest brands in the industry.

This is a private service offered on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in this, please send us an email to info@motorsportengineer.net mentioning our CV review service and we will get back to you with all the information.

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There is not an answer that fits every single case, but here are some tips you can follow to achieve your goal.

1. Complete the Introductory Course available for free in our platform. It will give you a general idea of the motorsport industry.
2. Read our blog article 5 things every aspiring Formula 1 engineer should know.
3. Browse our Motorsport Academy for a course that catches your attention on the topic that you want to specialise in.
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