Ahlman Performance

Team Rahal

Team Rahal

Ahlman originated, developed and applied Ford Racing vehicle dynamics tools and methods for an IndyCar to Team Rahal CART ChampCar chassis and aerodynamics. This process was applied at Ford Racing for well over a decade beyond Ahlman's original application.

  • Vehicle Dynamic Design of Experiments (DOE) Optimization and Sensitivity Spreadsheet Analysis
  • DOE Smooth Road analysis
  • Stepwise regression routine critical to DOE methods
  • DOE design matrix strategy
  • Separation of flow for a dynamic damper model to allow data gathering, usage and analysis of individual flow path data (fixed bleed, adjustable bleed, shinstacks, etc) rather than having to test every combination