ORECA Technology Design Le Mans Prototype Car in 363 Days with STAR-CCM+

CD-adapco™, the largest privately held CFD focused provider of Computer Aided Engineering software, has been pivotal in the design of the REBELLION R-One LM P1-L car. In 2013, REBELLION entered a partnership with ORECA Technology to design and build the REBELLION R-One, using Toyota engines. In just under one year, 363 days to be exact, ORECA Technology built this state-of-the-art race car which was completely designed from scratch using CAE tools, including STAR-CCM+. ORECA Technology has been using STAR-CCM+ to simulate all aspects of the car, including aerodynamic, hydrodynamic and thermal management.

Compared to previous ORECA race car designs, the REBELLION R-One  car has been built from a completely clean slate, instead of being forced to make incremental changes to an existing design. The team adopted a ‘no limits’ design philosophy, in which every decision was made with the aim of improving performance.