Renault Sport Formula One Team: Pushing the Engineering Limits with Composites

June 21

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The Renault Sport Formula One Team faces increased pressure every year to design the “perfect” race car – one that is stiffer, lighter and faster than the last. This webinar will discuss the use of composites in race car design and the how the team’s designers use Siemens PLM Software’s Fibersim to address the challenges of designing a race car and optimize its design-to-manufacturing processes to design the perfect car. 

In this webinar, we will discuss: 
• The challenges of designing a race car (reducing weight to increase speed for example) 
• The evolution of lightweighting and why it has become so important 
• The benefits of using Fibersim to design a race car 
• Why Fibersim is the solution of choice for Renault Sport Formula One Team 
• How this information translates to other markets such as production automotive 

Presenter: Ian Goddard 
Ian Goddard is Head of Technical Partnerships for Renault Sport Formula One Team. Alongside maximizing the technical benefits from team partner collaborations, his other primary role is as a Composites Design Engineer, including responsibility for the software driven composites programs across design and manufacturing, including chassis, floor and bodywork composite part programs using Siemens PLM Software’s Fibersim. Other duties include supporting the technical aspects of the Infiniti Engineering Academy, a unique opportunity to launch careers for future engineers. He is also the company's graduate program manager, maintaining academic partnerships and associated research activities. He was previously a senior designer on the Renault F1 engine, before which he worked for the TWR Group on Formula 1, IRL & DTM racing projects and road car projects for Aston Martin and Saab. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering at City University, London and a Master’s degree in Computer Integrated Manufacturing at Cranfield University, UK.