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 world class Composite Manufacturing capability and a leading edge Vehicle Simulator with a bespoke thermal tyre model.
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. The new HPD ARX-04b LMP2 Coupe has been designed using state-of-the-art aerodynamics with the main focus on the reduction of drag. The car was manufactured in accordance with the 2014 ACO/FIA Le Mans Prototype regulations, and showed well on its debut at the Daytona 24 hours in January 2015
The company is also working with HPD on providing Honda-powered IndyCar teams with advanced chassis technical support. The IndyCar project continued with the development of new aerodynamic bodywork kits for all Honda-powered IndyCar teams, unveiled in March 2015. In addition to improving performance, aerodynamic safety was a primary consideration in the development of this aero kit.
Wirth Research is also involved in the FIA Formula E Championship, providing Andretti Autosport Formula-E with engineering support services for the series.
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 has begun making some exciting announcements this year.
In architecture, Wirth Research continues to work with the world's leading architects on some of the most iconic buildings, especially on wind flow and natural ventilation projects.
At the Commercial Vehicle Show in April 2015, Wirth Research launched its all-new WR AEROKIT™ with Eddie Stobart Ltd, the first adopter of this new technology with an exclusive strategic partnership. Fitted to an unkitted truck from new, the WR AEROKIT™ reduces the aerodynamic drag of HGVs by 33%.
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
2015 Honda Indy Car Aero Kit
Wirth Research launches its all-new WR AEROKIT™ with Eddie Stobart Ltd.
Wirth Research is proud to announce the launch of its all-new WR AeroKit™ at Britain’s largest road freight transport event. The WR AeroKit is a cutting-edge and innovative application of British motorsport technology that delivers truly outstanding performance and results in terms of heavy goods vehicles’ (HGV) drag reduction and lower carbon emissions. Read the full story. Watch the video.
Wirth Research awarded ISO 9001 for Defence
Nikki Sammé, Marketing and Portfolio Development Director at Alcumus, presents the certificate to Jerry Williams, Commercial Director at Wirth Research. Read the full story