Vehicle Dynamics and Control

What is XOptima?

XOptima is a software for the vehicle setup and the lap time optimization which implements advanced techniques of non-linear optimal control.

XOptima has been successfully applied to racing cars, motorcycles, and karts and may be easily extended to other type of vehicles.

XOptima utilises computationally efficient vehicle models developed with MBSymba, implements the Optimal Control Problem by means of  a technique named Indirect Approach and find the solution by using a proprietary numerical solver which is very stable and efficient.

Racing motorcycles

Racing motorcycles

Real riders’ performance is influenced by their experience and riding skills. On the contrary an ‘ideal rider’ is able to ride a vehicle at its maximum potential, every time adapting  riding style to different vehicles and different scenarios  (dry and … Continue reading

Race Karts

Race Karts

Lap Time optimization of a Race Kart To optimize the lap time of a race kart proper models of the kart, circuit and rider have been developed. The kart model includes the deformable chassis, the tires (non linear behaviour,  elastic … Continue reading

Rally Cars

Rally Cars

In recent years there is a growing interest in the investigation of the so-called aggressive manoeuvring, following the idea that high drift and even counter-steering manoeuvres may be more efficient than typical low drift manoeuvres under certain road-tyre characteristics and … Continue reading

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