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APP: ACC Engineer

Discussion in 'ACC Tools' started by WallyM, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. WallyM

    WallyM Alien

    Inspired by this thread, I've made an ACC Engineer tool that plays the part of a race engineer who sets up your tyre pressures and fuel load for you. You tell him what you want, go and drive several laps, and he'll tell you how to adjust your pressures and how much fuel you'll need for the race. The tool also helps you analyse the understeer and overtseer behaviour of your car.

    ACC Engineer1.png

    You enter:
    • your target PSI in tenths (e.g. 278 for 27.8 PSI)
    • Race length (hours and minutes)
    • How many extra laps of fuel you want to add as a buffer
    Go and drive several laps, and what the race engineer does after you've driven a couple of laps is:
    • Tells you your average tyre pressures over the last lap, and how much to adjust your pressures by to attain your target.
    • Based on your fuel rate and average lap time, tells you how much fuel you'll need for the race.
    • Tells you at the end of each lap if any of your tyres are, on average, too hot or too cold.
    Understeer and oversteer
    In order to use this section of the app, you need to enter your car's steer ratio, as measured in the "mechanical grip" section of the setup.

    This section of the app shows how much your car is understeering or oversteering. The four displayed percentages tell you how much of the time your car is understeering or oversteering while cornering, both in slow corner and in fast corners. If any number is too high for your liking, try to adjust your driving or your setup to lower the percentage.

    The app also produces a low tone beep when you are understeering and a higher tone beep when you are oversteering (enabled by ticking the "Sound" checkbox). This is a handy way to get audible feedback on the car's behaviour while you're driving.

    How it works
    The app measures the ratio of your steered angle (at the wheels, not the steering wheel) to the car's rotational velocity. If you have massively turned your steering wheel, but the car is not rotating much, you are understeering. If you have not turned your steering wheel much but your car is turning around, you are oversteering.

    Tweaking the measurements
    If you're unhappy with the results, you can adjust some settings by clicking the Settings button.

    ACC Engineer2.png

    Understeer Threshold: If the steer/yaw ratio is BIGGER than this number, you're regarded as understeering. Making this number smaller makes the app think you're understeering more often. Making it bigger makes the app think you're understeering less often.

    Oversteer Threshold: If the steer/yaw ratio is SMALLER than this number, you're regarded as oversteering. Making this number bigger makes the app think you're oversteering more often. Making it smaller makes the app think you're oversteering less often.

    Low Speed Threshold is the speed in kph below which a corner is regarded as being slow speed.

    Download Link (ACC Engineer.zip)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TL-lMUFW7rws5hz9bYbMTjnr88-akmk8/view?usp=sharing

    Changes

    • 1.0.0.5, Jul 5, 2020 - Added Understeer/Oversteer section.
    • 1.0.0.4, Jun 28, 2020 - Exclude outlier slow laps from average lap time.
    • 1.0.0.3, Jun 24, 2020 - Added tyres too hot/cold warning.
    • 1.0.0.2, Jun 22, 2020 - You can have separate front and rear target pressures, or keep the "=" checkbox ticked to keep them the same.
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2020

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  3. buddhatree

    buddhatree Racer

    Sweet! Thanks!!
     
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  4. Great app.
     
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  5. Coanda

    Coanda Alien

    Wal you're on fire with these apps.. :cool:
     
  6. WallyM

    WallyM Alien

    Necessity is the mother of invention ;)
     
    Whitestar, BenZ_67, martcerv and 6 others like this.
  7. Rasyid

    Rasyid Rookie

    Thank you!
     
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  8. lordpatou

    lordpatou Simracer

    Thx Wally ;)
     
  9. surtic86

    surtic86 Racer

    Nice work!
     
  10. chksix

    chksix Simracer

    @WallyM Perhaps the Fuel required could be shown as 1 full tank plus the calculated last stint amount? And calculated pitstop on lap x. This request is just icing on the cake so please ignore if you want :)
     
  11. Rabbitsensei

    Rabbitsensei Racer

    Great App is there a a way to set different target PSI for front and rear? Since im usually driving 27,7 on the front and 28,1 on the rear.
     
  12. WallyM

    WallyM Alien

    Too many different pitstop strategies are possible, so this one you're going to have to figure out yourself :)
     
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  13. WallyM

    WallyM Alien

    That's worth adding... one day.
     
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  14. surtic86

    surtic86 Racer

    Do you already? Or planing to do?
    - Save / Load Date from previous Sessions with this Track / Car / Temperatures
     
  15. WallyM

    WallyM Alien

    No, this is more about telling you what's happening as you've done a few laps in whatever the current conditions are. It's not for setup management.
     
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  17. cooknn

    cooknn Alien

    Awesome. Thank you!
     
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  18. surtic86

    surtic86 Racer

    I think you miss understood me :) Im not talking about the Car Setups.

    Explanation of what i meant. Right now you need to Drive every time X Rounds on the Track in this Conditions to get the Infos about Fuel and PSI.

    But what when you save this Infos about the Track, Car, Temps, PSI in a File so when next time you would Join a Server and get more or Less the Same Condition it will load this Data from last Session. So you have directly the Infos about Fuel Consumption and also the PIS (more or less).
     
  19. Unf

    Unf Rookie

    Another great thing, made by user, for free... which should be implemented in game from the beginnig.
    Anyway - great job!
     
  20. Epistolarius

    Epistolarius Alien

    Sucks that despite the improved and unified modern UI we still have to rely on external applications to get the most out the sim (from telemetry to results to setup help), or at least make the experience more user friendly. But this is nicely done. Thank you @WallyM.
     
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  21. bgil66

    bgil66 Alien

    Donate button??:)
    Thanks!
     
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