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News & Press: October 2019

Evolution News - Pressure Support for Bloodhound LSR

28 October 2019  
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Bloodhound Land Speed Record

Measurement specialist, Evolution Measurement, reveals that with their principal, Scanivalve, they are supporting the Bloodhound LSR project with their pressure measurement requirements.

Evolution Measurement have been working with the Bloodhound LSR team who are aiming to smash the land speed record of 763.035 mph which was set over 20 years ago, by supplying pressure scanners from US manufacturer Scanivalve.

Bloodhound’s high-speed test programme is scheduled to take place from mid-October to mid November 2019. During this period, Bloodhound LSR will be running at speeds up to and beyond 500mph on Hakskeen Pan in Northern Cape, South Africa. The speed will gradually be increased with each run as the engineers and driver Andy Green put the car through her paces and learn how to operate safely in the desert environment before the world land speed record runs.

Assistant Aerospace Engineering Professor Ben Evans, from Swansea University, and PhD student Jack Townsend will join the Bloodhound team in the desert to help analyse the gigabytes of performance data from each of the runs. They will be comparing the real data against the predicted Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models to see how closely they marry up. A key aim of these tests is to provide valuable data allowing the refinement of the CFD models, which will in turn improve the accuracy of future modelling. Bloodhound engineers will use the data to validate the next run profile, allowing safe increments in speed as the real vehicle data is compared with its ‘digital twin’.

Evolution Measurement Managing Director, Paul Crowhurst said, “We are excited to be a part of engineering history. This is an amazing project and we were delighted that our partners at Scanivalve Corp were able to support the team with the technology.

The ZOC pressure scanner can withstand brutal test environments and its use on this project will really demonstrate its strength and capability in delivering valuable data.”

MIA School of Race Engineering

Evolution Measurement are delighted to be supporting The MIA School of Race Engineering in November. A focused and interactive course which bridges the gap between general Motorsport engineering and becoming the Race Engineers of tomorrow.

The course is led by two successful graduates of the MIA School of Race Engineering who now hold senior positions in Motorsport. You will be taught a wide range of essential topics, by experienced and successful world class Race Engineers from Formula 1, WEC, BTCC, Formula E and Indycar.

With 32 hours of teaching and many more hours of social and engineering engagement this is a great place to learn to become a Race Engineer, Click here for more details.

EvoScann® P-Series nominated for World Motorsport Symposium Award 

Evolution Measurement are excited to recently learn that our EvoScann® pressure scanner range has been nominated for an award at this year's World Motorsport Symposium which takes place in London 3-4th December. 

The World Motorsport Symposium, first established in 2005, is a unique event and has become the annual international motorsport cabinet meeting that leads the conversation in motorsport and automotive technology. Chaired by Ulrich Baretzky, Engine Development Director of Audi Sport and John Iley, Founder and Director of Iley Design, the most senior international motorsport and automotive engineering decision makers get together with OEMs and suppliers, teams, buyers, governing bodies and engineering students for two days to discuss how emerging technologies will shape the future of the sport as well as impact other sectors across the globe.

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Automotive Aerodynamics and Thermal Management International Forum

Evolution Measurement will be attending the Automotive Aerodynamics and Thermal Management International Forum in Manchester 19-20 November, where a range of decision makers and top-level experts from international OEMs, suppliers and research institutes will get together in the UK to present their latest case studies in parallel and plenary sessions, extensively covering Automotive Aerodynamics, Thermal Management and Aerothermal related topics.

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