Wirth Research is a group of innovative engineering companies specialising in research, development, design and manufacture for the motor racing industry and other high technology sectors.
Wirth Research offers flow simulation and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) services. The Business pioneers the use of advanced virtual engineering technologies, developed in-house, which enable the use of a complete simulated vehicle design, development and testing process. This reduces the need for wasteful manufacture of development models and prototypes. Additionally Wirth Research has developed valuable, in-house resources such as Composite Manufacturing and a leading edge Vehicle Simulator.
In motorsports, Wirth Research is proud to continue its decade-long partnership with Honda Performance Development Inc (HPD) on the design, development and manufacture of the championship-winning ARX sports car programme, and providing Honda-powered IndyCar teams with advanced chassis technical support. The IndyCar project continues with the development of new aerodynamic bodywork kits that Honda is set to offer its teams from the start of 2015.
In September 2014, Wirth Research was involved in the world’s first FIA Formula E Championship in Beijing, providing Andretti Autosport Formula-E with engineering support services for the series. Andretti’s Franck Montagny won second place and his team mate Charles Pic came fourth in the first race, giving Andretti the lead in the teams’ championship.
In architecture, Wirth Research was pleased to have been invited to present one of the opening papers at the prestigious Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2014 conference in Shanghai.
By applying its CFD expertise to solving non-motorsport design challenges such as within the wider Transport and Architectural sectors, the company continues to grow and will be making some exciting announcements in 2015.
Virtual and Augmented Reality technology has been at the heart of the Wirth Research design and manufacturing processes for many years. A sophisticated, fully-immersive virtual reality system is used in-house for digital ergonomic and mock-up evaluation.
In the Business’ composite manufacturing facilities, technicians make use of an advance augmented-reality system to allow extremely precise positioning of carbon-fibre material in complex moulds. In addition, the Business is developing unique Augmented Reality technology designed for a wider application on low cost hardware.
The result is an iOS App called Emersio which is now free on the Apple App Store.
Find out more on our Emersio Website
Nick Wirth chats to Henry Hope-Frost on the main stage at AUTOSPORT International 2014
Nick Wirth and Robin Gearing admire Andretti Autosport Formula-E’s trophy
Nick Wirth, President, and Robin Gearing, Technology Group Manager of Wirth Research, saw Franck Montagny win second place and his team mate Charles Pic secure fourth place in the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship in Beijing. Wirth Research are providing Andretti Autosport Formula-E with engineering support services for the series. The next round is in Malaysia on November 22nd.