SCA Develops Cartie Simulation Software
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The SCA's back room boffins and their clever little coding elves have been busy doing some fiendishly clever things with computers of late, and they are nearly ready to launch a full blown cartie simulator on the unsuspecting gravity racing world.
SCA CartieSim is a application that can predict the speeds of a cartie at any point on a course from some simple data describing the cartie and the coordinates of the course. The course can be loaded from a GPS data file or, if you don't have access to that, then a simple route from Google Maps or Google Earth can be loaded instead.
Taking into consideration such variables as overall mass, drag factor and rolling resistanc along with the gradient and turn radius of the course, the application plots a profile of speed against distance and can even identify sections of the course where you may need to use your brakes!
- Course data loaded from GPS file, CSV file or online from Google Maps and satellite altitude database
- Simple "Course Wizard" guides you through loading a new course
- Calculates speed profile, time and maximum speed
- Calculates course data such as total length, average gradient, maximum gradient
- "Critical Velocity" calculation predicts sections where braking may be required
- Models dead, push and ramp starts
- Models different cartie configurations for comparison
- Calculates stopping distance after finish line