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Thread: FSAE Tire Test Consortium -- Round 3

  1. #101
    Hi all,

    I've been playing with the MRA nondimensional model and comparing it to the raw data. I've found that for the Avon (tested in round 2), the camber effect in the raw data differs quite a lot from the camber effect produced by the MRA model (taking into account the various sign conventions etc).

    Is there a way to account for this by varying any of the parameters in the MRA model? Ie, be changing anything in the tyre .mat file? I'm keeping everything within the range of the test parameters.

    Thanks,

    Dean McGeary
    Redback Racing - UNSW FSAE

  2. #102
    Not sure how kosher it is discussing actually data trends in public forum.. but..

    1) Do you need an accurate model? For a lap simulation tool? I would imagine at the FSAE level most benefit can be reaped by characterizing the raw data

    2) Have you looked at the Pac96 / MF5.2 (whichever it is) coefficients provided by Stack? How does that fit overlay with the raw data, and with the MRA model?

    I am not that familiar with the MRA model, but I do know you can go in and manually tweak coefficients for the Pac96 model to change curve shape, camber sensitivity, blah blah blah. Stack provides the underlying equations so you can at least see how everything works. Isn't encrypted into a P-file.

    3) Are you staying within the range of test data? Ie are you trying to extrapolate trends up to say 8-9 deg of camber when the test and fit data only go to 4?

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    Hello to fase.com,

    Dr Kasprzak is very busy with other work these days and recently he asked me if I could take on some of his TTC volunteer work, including watching the fsae.com forums. So I've just joined and will monitor this thread, and maybe some other TTC related threads if I have time.

    Looking back through some recent posts, the topic I'd like to pursue is a secure forum for TTC members to post data and modeling questions/results. If it was really secure, maybe it could also be a distribution channel for future data--sending out 150+ DVD's after the next test is not something we volunteers are looking forward to doing! Has anyone given this more thought?

    Re: MRA model basics -- anyone interested in the MRA-provided tire model can get a general idea from RCVD Chapter 14.

    -- Doug Milliken for the TTC

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    FWIW: I have some experience with the primitive tire model used Bosch/Lapsim. It's Pacejka with just 4 coefficients for each tire and well suited to FSAE car lap time optimization. Folks in the Racing group use it (full blown version) for many of their own vehicles and have a high regard for it (for reasons already mentioned: operating at the limit. While there is no Lapsim input for Mz or Mx, I can show you how to produce Lapsim tire model coefficients for Fy, Mx, and Mz, slip, camber, LR, etc from the Calspan datafiles using Matlab if anyone is interested. (not sure how to post code, though, unless its with a Forum blast. I personally have not yet looked at the TTC data but am very familiar with Calspan .tir and .dat files. I suspect some extra=points seeking teams might want to run lap time sims with manageable tire model elements. I'm not dissing MRA or Pacejka'xx, or MFT, just recommending a KISS approach. The Lapsim model is high value and has a lot of low hanging fruit to be picked.

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    Bill,

    Nice to see you posting here. If you would like, your Matlab code could be distributed along with the FSAE TTC data. Your code sounds like it would be a "roll your own model" alternative to the two different "canned" tire models that are currently included. Support for the free Bosch/Lapsim is a great idea.
    The next TTC DVD will be assembled after the fourth round of testing and will go out to all current members (over 150 universities). This might happen this summer, depends on workload of the TTC organizers. Email me at:
    doug . milliken on gmail . com
    or we can continue the discussion here online.

    -- Doug Milliken for the TTC

  6. #106
    Hi all,
    What's about the MRA update? Has anyone solved the problem with the MZ data? (Matlab Error: ˜Error using rdivide').
    Currently I try to plot the data using the SES Pacejka coefficients to compare the plots with the MRA output. Has anyone of you already done this?
    Cheers, Haymo

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    Haymo,
    Unfortunately for you, our paying work comes before volunteer work for FSAE/FStudent. Dr Kasprzak is very busy and I can't predict when he will have time to look at the model we provide.
    Plotting the MRA model against the SES model is an interesting idea--maybe you can post some comments on your general results?
    -- Doug Milliken

  8. #108
    Hi all,

    This is a bit early...But,

    Any thoughts to new compounds for round 4? We feel some of the new Hoosier B compounds should be on the list:

    43161R25B 20.0x8.0-13 road racing slicks R25B compound

    43162R25B 20.5x7.0-13 road racing slicks R25B compound

    Also, On behalf of Rensselaer I would like to thank you Dr. Kasprzak and Doug Milliken for your work. We understand you are busy and have lives as well.

    Respectfully,

    -Ian
    Ian
    Chassis Group Leader 07-08
    Formula RPI Alumni 07-08-09

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    Can RPI get help from Alumni ?

    Bill Cobb
    '71-'72

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    I wouldn't be opposed to it.

    Respectfully,

    -Ian
    Ian
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