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Technology offer Improved performance through better aerodynamic testing

True Flow Limited is an organisation dedicated to solving the problem of support strut interference during aerodynamic testing of high speed racing vehicle designs.


Bridging the gap between the wind tunnel and reality True Flow Magnetics Ltd is an company dedicated to solving the problem of strut interference during aerodynamic testing of high speed racing vehicle designs. Their pioneering system ‘Levtec F1’ uses magnetic levitation to eliminate the requirement for physical supporting struts within the wind tunnel, meaning artificial disruption to airflow is eradicated, vastly improving the accuracy of data and markedly improving on-track performance. This results in more accurate and reliable test data and has the potential to cut the amount of time spent testing designs, increase the reliability of decision making and ultimately improve your vehicle designs through better aerodynamics.

The mechanics of the system work as shown in the diagrams overleaf. First of all a series of rare-earth magnets are set in the model and another set are in place below the rolling road. Permanent magnets are too uncontrolable, but have the power to hold over a distance, whilst the superconductors add the ballance and control.

We would like to talk to you about your needs so that we can refine the product further. Our technology has unique advantages for high performance F1 teams; we want to make sure it fully meets your requirements and achieves maximum benefit for you. We are offering technology demonstrations to selected parties and would like to give you the opportunity to find out more.

Non-intrusive for clean air flow The Levtec F1 system is non-intrusive, entirely contained inside the vehicle and beneath the floor of the rolling road using shaped magnetic fields to hold the vehicle in position - as a result, the data obtained within the wind tunnel is far more accurate. Hybrid technology for natural stability

Key benefits • Eliminate artificial disruption of air flow during aerodynamic testing • Realistic simulation of road conditions = more accurate data • Save time and money on wind tunnel testing

Magnetic levitation is unstable; superconducting levitation is stable but insufficient for levitating vehicle models on its own. Levtec F1 is a hybrid system benefiting from the large ground clearance of the permanent magnet levitation and the intrinsic stability of the superconducting levitation.

• Comply with ever changing rules on testing whilst still achieving improvements in design

A passive system for lower power consumption and reduced costs

• More quickly assess alternative designs and select winning ideas

Levtec F1 does not require active feedback control in order to maintain the vehicle in position and therefore requires only low power to operate. Working on a bigger scale Using larger scale models than existing active systems results in greater accuracy and a better representation of reality.

• Greater return on investment in testing


Bridging the gap between the wind tunnel and reality True Flow Magnetics Ltd is an company dedicated to solving the problem of strut interference during aerodynamic testing of high speed racing vehicle designs. Their pioneering system ‘Levtec F1’ uses magnetic levitation to eliminate the requirement for physical supporting struts within the wind tunnel, meaning artificial disruption to airflow is eradicated, vastly improving the accuracy of data and markedly improving on-track performance. This results in more accurate and reliable test data and has the potential to cut the amount of time spent testing designs, increase the reliability of decision making and ultimately improve your vehicle designs through better aerodynamics.

The mechanics of the system work as shown in the diagrams overleaf. First of all a series of rare-earth magnets are set in the model and another set are in place below the rolling road. Permanent magnets are too uncontrolable, but have the power to hold over a distance, whilst the superconductors add the ballance and control.

We would like to talk to you about your needs so that we can refine the product further. Our technology has unique advantages for high performance F1 teams; we want to make sure it fully meets your requirements and achieves maximum benefit for you. We are offering technology demonstrations to selected parties and would like to give you the opportunity to find out more.

Non-intrusive for clean air flow The Levtec F1 system is non-intrusive, entirely contained inside the vehicle and beneath the floor of the rolling road using shaped magnetic fields to hold the vehicle in position - as a result, the data obtained within the wind tunnel is far more accurate. Hybrid technology for natural stability

Key benefits • Eliminate artificial disruption of air flow during aerodynamic testing • Realistic simulation of road conditions = more accurate data • Save time and money on wind tunnel testing

Magnetic levitation is unstable; superconducting levitation is stable but insufficient for levitating vehicle models on its own. Levtec F1 is a hybrid system benefiting from the large ground clearance of the permanent magnet levitation and the intrinsic stability of the superconducting levitation.

• Comply with ever changing rules on testing whilst still achieving improvements in design

A passive system for lower power consumption and reduced costs

• More quickly assess alternative designs and select winning ideas

Levtec F1 does not require active feedback control in order to maintain the vehicle in position and therefore requires only low power to operate. Working on a bigger scale Using larger scale models than existing active systems results in greater accuracy and a better representation of reality.

• Greater return on investment in testing


Robert Muscroft

Magnets

dr.muscroft@trueflowmagnetics.com Belt suction box

Levitation system

01740 625250 07759791027 NETPark Thomas Wright Way, Sedgefield, County Durham TS21 3FD

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