PROFESSIONAL MOTORSPORT

SIMULATION SOFTWARE

Adding extra compression while cornering

In the banking menu, one can add banking to specific areas of the track.

Due to the banking, the lateral acceleration of the vehicle will lead to addition vertical load on the tires.

Helpful for selecting an area

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, showing a listbox with all the banking areas of the driving line

Within the listbox, one can select an area in order to edit it. An area can also be selected by clicking in the figure on the respective area.

In the listbox, one sees an overview of all the banking areas, starting and end point as well as the amount of banking.

Manually change the parameters of an area

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, showing a selected corner of the zoomed in track

Once an area is selected, the edit boxes show the details of the area, which can be adjusted.

Furthermore the button above the edit boxes enables you to delete this area.

Drag and drop in the figure by the left mouse button

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, showing part of the track with the starting point of a new banking area

In order to add a new area in the graph, just do a left mouse click on the starting point on the circuit graph.

This will be the starting point of the newly created area.

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, showing the new area being created by pulling the mouse along the track

Subsequently move the mouse with the left button engaged, to create an area, with the endpoint one wants to have.

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, where the mouse is released and the newly created banking area is shown

Releasing the button will update the list of banking areas with this new created the area.

In the edit boxes you see the details of the area you have created, which can be used to fine-tune this area and edit the right banking value.

Drag and drop towards start of the area

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, showing the mouse being clicked in a banking area

In order to change the start point of an area in the graph, it is important to move towards or past the starting point.

So one clicks with the left mouse button in the area and keep the left mouse button engaged, moving in the direction of the starting point.

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, showing the mouse being moved past the start point of the area

Subsequently, by moving the mouse, one creates the 'adjusted' area with the start point one wants to have.

In this example, we enlarge the total area.

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, after the mouse has been released, showing the adjusted banking area

Releasing the button will create the adjusted area.

The edit boxes are immediately updated, so you can use them to fine-tune.

Drag and drop towards the end of the area

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, showing the mouse being clicked in a banking area

In a similar manner one changes the end point of an area in the graph.

To do so one should move towards or past the end point, after one clicks with the left mouse button in the area and keep the left mouse button engaged.

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, showing the mouse being moved towards the end point of the area

Subsequently, by moving the mouse, one creates the 'new' area with the endpoint one wants to have.

In this example, we shorten the total area.

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, after the mouse has been released, showing the adjusted banking area

Releasing the button will create the adjusted area.

The edit boxes are immediately updated, so you can use them to fine-tune.

Drag and drop past the next area

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, showing the track with two banking areas, whereas the mouse is clicked in one of them

If you enlarge an area beyond or close to the end point of another area, they will be combined.

In the example we start in the last area.

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, showing the mouse being moved from one area past the other area

Pull the mouse beyond the previous area....

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, after the mouse has been released, showing that the two previous areas are combined

...and release it.

LapSim combines the two areas to one.

Graphical overview of the banking

Screenshot of the LapSim GUI, showing the banking graph, amount of banking as a function the track position

Finally, there is a banking graph, showing you the resulting banking line which is used in the simulation run.

The start and end of each area is slightly filtered in order to give smooth transitions.