Introduction to the RACE Design Guide
The RACE design guide gives an overview of how to design a suspension with RACE software. The articles in this guide are intended to be short and to the point on a specific suspension design topic. Although it is written around the use of RACE to design a suspension system, the topics are general and are a useful source to learn about suspension performance measurement. As this design guide matures, the articles will become a complete knowledge base to use as a reference for suspension design.
What is RACE?
RACE is a specialist multibody dynamics 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.
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 users account for review.
To learn more please refer to the Knowledge Base and Performance Tuning while the Courses will enable you to learn in a streamline manner and receive a diploma on completion (available to The Explorer Membership – FREE)
The videos below will offer an insights on how to design using RACE.