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Race Car Aerodynamics

Designing for Speed

Author: J Katz

Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780837601427

Category: Transportation

Page: 280

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The first book to summarize the secrets of the rapidly developing field of high-speed vehicle design. From F1 to Indy Car, Drag and Sedan racing, this book provides clear explanations for engineers who want to improve their design skills and enthusiasts who simply want to understand how their favorite race cars go fast. Explains how aerodynamics win races, why downforce is more important than streamlining and drag reduction, designing wings and venturis, plus wind tunnel designs and more.

Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles

From Fluid Mechanics to Vehicle Engineering

Author: Wolf-Heinrich Hucho

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102076

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 9346

Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles details the aerodynamics of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, sports cars, and race cars; their external flow field; as well as their internal flow field. The book, after giving an introduction to automobile aerodynamics and some fundamentals of fluid mechanics, covers topics such as the performance and aerodynamics of different kinds of vehicles, as well as test techniques for their aerodynamics. The book also covers other concepts related to automobiles such as cooling systems and ventilations for vehicles. The text is recommended for mechanical engineers and phycisists in the automobile industry who would like to understand more about aerodynamics of motor vehicles and its importance on the field of road safety and automobile production.

Competition Car Aerodynamics

A Practical Handbook, 2nd Edition

Author: Simon McBeath

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857330079

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 7963

Aerodynamics is a science in itself, and is one of the most important factors in modern competition car design. This fully updated second edition covers all aspects of aerodynamics, including both downforce and drag. This complex subject is explained in down-to-earth terms, with the aid of numerous illustrations, including color CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) diagrams to demonstrate how aerodynamic devices work, as well as wind-tunnel studies.

Fast Car Physics

Author: Chuck Edmondson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421401140

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 8197

From selecting shifting points to load transfer in car control and beyond, Fast Car Physics is the ideal source to consult before buckling up and cinching down the belts on your racing harness.


Searching for the Limit in Formula SAE

Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Matt Brown

ISBN: 0984719318

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 206

View: 6890

In 2006, a small unavailing university auto racing team began building a racecar that would challenge the best engineering schools in the world. With fewer people and resources than any of the top competitors, the only way they were going to win was to push the limit, go for broke, and hope for more than a little luck. By the time they got to the racetrack, they knew: In the fog of fierce competition, whether you win or lose, you learn the hardest lessons about engineering, teamwork, friendship, and yourself.

Vehicle Dynamics and Damping

Author: Jan Zuijdijk

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 147724736X

Category: Science

Page: 228

View: 9151

This book explains the influence of damping on the ride and handling of race and sports cars. The author deals with the myths about damping, explaining the correllation between laws of physics and damping design, showing that there is nothing myterious about the way dampers work or damping forces can be manipulated. If the tire is the most important part transmitting engine power to the pavement, an integrated damping/suspension system is the second most important component between engine power and road surface. Over the last decades, suspension design and tuning has become one of the most important reasons for success on the race track. One of the most significant achievements of the author has been the realisation that the unsprung mass is a greater disturbing factor for good handling than the sprung mass of a car. The author describes the observations leading to this breakthrough in modern suspension tuning and the excellent results in racing.

Amateur Car Aerodynamics Sourcebook

For Everyone Interested in Road Car Aerodynamics

Author: Julian Edgar

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482735253

Category: Transportation

Page: 118

View: 5875

At last – a book for those who like to modify the aerodynamics of their road cars!In this book author Julian Edgar explores a host of practical and low-cost techniques that you can do yourself without spending a lot of money or needing special facilities. Section 1 introduces aerodynamic drag and lift. The language is simple and straightforward – but still includes concepts such as drag co-efficients, lift co-efficients and the different types of drag that affect road cars. Section 2 is devoted to aerodynamic testing – directly measuring aerodynamic pressures, and seeing airflow patterns by the use of on-road wool-tuft testing. Section 3, the largest part in the book, covers aerodynamic modification. Fitting vortex generators, testing different undertrays, reducing drag, using turning vanes in intercooler ducting – all are covered in detail. In addition, techniques are described for reducing wind noise, building an effective engine intake that breathes high-pressure cold air, siting bonnet vents in the correct location, and testing airflow through intercoolers. With nearly 300 full-colour photos and diagrams, this book is practical and down to earth – and uses techniques able to be carried out on the road.

Racing Car Design and Development

Author: Len Terry,Alan Baker

Publisher: Bentley Pub

ISBN: 9780837600802

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 237

View: 2879

Dialogue between one of the world's most experienced racing car designers and a technical author-graduate engineer on the theory and technique of racing car design and development. Contents include: The anatomy of a racing car designer; biography of Len Terry; description of nearly 30 Terry designs from clubman's sports car to Indianapolis winner; a blank sheet of paper; handling characteristics; the theoretical aspects; oversteer and understeer; practical implications; structural considerations; space-frames and monocoques; the cockpit area; the structural engine; progress and legislation; suspension; changing needs and layouts; the torsion bar; self-levelling systems; anti-dive and anti-squat; progressive-rate springing; stiffness/weight ratio; brakes, wheels and tires; influence of smaller wheels; twin-disc brake systems; attention to details; low-profile tire phenomena; aerodynamics; wings and things; intake ram effect; ground effect vehicles; the cooling system; radiator location; cooling the oil; safety and comfort; primary and secondary safety; driver comfort; materials; components-ball joints, batteries, brakes, clutches, dampers, drive-shafts, electrics, flexible bearings, flexible fuel cells, gearshift linkages, instruments, non-return valves, non-spill fuel fillers, oil and fuel pipes, Perspex mouldings, radiators, springs and steering gear; design versus development; the competition-nine other racing car designers discussed; future developments.

Competition Car Downforce

A Practical Guide

Author: Simon McBeath

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780854299775

Category: Automobiles, Racing

Page: 208

View: 8229

The main aspects of downforce-inducing and uplift-reducing devices are explained in a thorough yet readable fashion, making this a valuable resource for competition drivers, amateur and professional constructors, and armchair enthusiasts alike. Data from major manufacturers, interviews with experts, and reports from race teams are collected here to explain the evolution of airdams, splitters, spoilers, and wings, from the earliest days of racing to the present. Other points of interest include: -- The theory of downforce lift and drag for road vehicles -- The use of wind tunnels and computational dynamics -- Regulations and restrictions -- Case studies from Formula 1, IndyCar, Formula 3000, Formula 3, sprint cars, sports cars, dragsters, and motorcycles

Race Car Design

Author: Derek Seward

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137030151

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 9008

Based on the principles of engineering science, physics and mathematics, but assuming only an elementary understanding of these, Race Car Design masterfully explains the theory and practice of the subject. Bringing together key topics, including the chassis frame, tyres, suspension, steering and brakes, this is the first text to cover all the essential elements of race car design in one student-friendly textbook. Race Car Design: - Features a wealth of illustrations, including a full-colour plate section - Demonstrates the important role of computer tools - Uses dozens of clear examples and calculations to illustrate both theory and practical applications - Is written by an experienced author, known for his engaging and accessible style This book is an ideal accompaniment for motorsport engineering students and is the best possible resource for those involved in Formula Student/FSAE. It is also a valuable guide for practising car designers and enthusiasts.

The Race Car Chassis

Design, Structures and Materials for Road, Drag and Circle Track Open- And Closed-Wheel Chassis

Author: Forbes Aird

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557885401

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 122

View: 4563

Jessica Hart has never forgotten Matthew Landley. After all, he was her first love when she was fifteen years old. But he was also her school maths teacher, and their forbidden affair ended in scandal with his arrest and imprisonment. Now, seventeen years later, Matthew returns with a new identity, a long-term girlfriend and a young daughter, who know nothing of what happened before. Yet when he runs into Jessica, neither of them can ignore the emotional ties that bind them together. With so many secrets to keep hidden, how long can Jessica and Matthew avoid the dark mistakes of their past imploding in the present?

Sacred Nature

Coloring Experiences for the Mystical and Magical

Author: Lydia Hess

Publisher: HarperElixir

ISBN: 9780062434388

Category: Games

Page: 84

View: 7311

Modifying the Aerodynamics of Your Road Car

Author: Julian Edgar,Richard H. Barnard

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

ISBN: 9781787112834

Category: Transportation

Page: 248

View: 9413

Modifying the Aerodynamics of Your Road Car is a unique handbook that assumes no starting knowledge of vehicle aerodynamics. It begins with simple ideas and finishes with sophisticated and effective aerodynamic modifications that work. Three major chapters cover on-road testing techniques that give you all the information you need to decide what modifications you should make - and, after you’ve made them, how well they work. Low-cost techniques allow you to visualize the patterns of airflow over your car so that you can actually see the problem areas that need improvement. Uniquely, you’re also shown how to measure aerodynamic pressures, so you can determine which body surfaces are creating lift, drag and downforce. Want to work out where a wing should be placed? On-road testing to find that out is covered as well. The book also shows you how to measure downforce to see if that wing is actually working! If you wish to reduce drag, more than ten different areas are covered. Reducing frontal area, lowering cooling system drag, optimizing vehicle ride height and rake, reducing the strength of the wake, achieving clean airflow separation and optimizing wheel designs are all covered using the latest research findings. And if you’re a performance driver, there’s a major chapter devoted to reducing lift and improving stability. This chapter includes the design and development of undertrays and diffusers, wings and spoilers. The example car developed measurable downforce when fitted with an undertray and rear diffuser, something that transformed its on-road handling. The author has been writing about the aerodynamics of road cars for more than 25 years. He is also an experienced and proficient car modifier who has performed numerous aerodynamic modifications and upgrades to his own cars. The book’s technical consultant, RH Barnard, is an acknowledged world leading automotive aerodynamicist. If you want a practical, hands-on guide that demystifies and explains car aerodynamics, and shows you how to make effective aerodynamic modifications to your car, this book is for you.

Automotive Aerodynamics

Author: Joseph Katz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119185734

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 7419

The automobile is an icon of modern technology because it includes most aspects of modern engineering, and it offers an exciting approach to engineering education. Of course there are many existing books on introductory fluid/aero dynamics but the majority of these are too long, focussed on aerospace and don’t adequately cover the basics. Therefore, there is room and a need for a concise, introductory textbook in this area. Automotive Aerodynamics fulfils this need and is an introductory textbook intended as a first course in the complex field of aero/fluid mechanics for engineering students. It introduces basic concepts and fluid properties, and covers fluid dynamic equations. Examples of automotive aerodynamics are included and the principles of computational fluid dynamics are introduced. This text also includes topics such as aeroacoustics and heat transfer which are important to engineering students and are closely related to the main topic of aero/fluid mechanics. This textbook contains complex mathematics, which not only serve as the foundation for future studies but also provide a road map for the present text. As the chapters evolve, focus is placed on more applicable examples, which can be solved in class using elementary algebra. The approach taken is designed to make the mathematics more approachable and easier to understand. Key features: Concise textbook which provides an introduction to fluid mechanics and aerodynamics, with automotive applications Written by a leading author in the field who has experience working with motor sports teams in industry Explains basic concepts and equations before progressing to cover more advanced topics Covers internal and external flows for automotive applications Covers emerging areas of aeroacoustics and heat transfer Automotive Aerodynamics is a must-have textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in automotive and mechanical engineering, and is also a concise reference for engineers in industry.

Chassis Engineering

Author: Herb Adams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557880550

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 133

View: 5832

Chassis Engineering for HP Cars Manual Chassis Design Covers Center Of Gravity And Roll Center Enhancing Road Handling Ability Step-By-Step Guide Tire Technology And Front and Rear Suspensions Brakes; Shocks And Springs

Competition Car Composites

A Practical Handbook

Author: Simon McBeath

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781844257010

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 7777

Today, most competition cars have at least some components made from composite materials. Fully updated to include the latest developments in material and techniques, this book explains how to exploit composites technology in the home workshop. It covers all the main materials and methods, from ‘wet lay-up’ glass fiber to pre-preg carbon fiber, together with core materials and resin systems. The extensively illustrated, down-to-earth text will appeal to anyone who builds, repairs or develops competition cars or components, as well as to motorsport enthusiasts who seek a better understanding of composite materials.

The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles: Trucks, Buses, and Trains

Author: Rose McCallen,Fred Browand,James Ross

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354044419X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 567

View: 3803

It is our pleasure to present these proceedings from the United Engineering Foundation Conference on The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles: Trucks, Buses and Trains held December 2-6, 2002, in Monterey, California. This Department of Energy, United Engineering Foundation, and industry sponsored conference brought together 90 leading engineering researchers from around the world to discuss the aerodynamic drag of heavy vehicles. Participants from national labs, academia, and industry, including truck manufacturers, discussed how computer simulation and experimental techniques could be used to design more fuel efficient trucks, buses, and trains. Conference topics included comparison of computational fluid dynamics calculations using both steady and unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes, large-eddy simulation, and hybrid turbulence models and experimental data obtained from the Department of Energy sponsored and other wind tunnel experiments. Advanced experimental techniques including three-dimensional particle image velocimetry were presented, along with their use in evaluating drag reduction devices. We would like to thank the UEF conference organizers for their dedication and quick response to sudden deadlines. In addition, we would like to thank all session chairs, the scientific advisory committee, authors, and reviewers for their many hours of dedicated effort that contributed to a successful conference and resulted in this document of the conference proceedings. We also gratefully acknowledge the support received from the United Engineering Foundation, the US Department of Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Volvo Trucks America, International Truck and Engine Corporation, and Freightliner LLC.

Theory and Applications of Aerodynamics for Ground Vehicles

Author: T. Yomi Obidi

Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers

ISBN: 9780768021110

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 267

View: 4298

An introduction to ground vehicle aerodynamics, that will be of particular interest to automotive engineering students, vehicle body engineers/designers/profilers, passenger car enginners/ designers/rendering specialists, wind tunnel testing engineers, computational aerodynamicists, and race car designers. It treats, in particular, drag reduction methods and provides a significant insight into the computational approach to the aerodynamic design of ground vehicles.

Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics

Author: Thomas D. Gillespie

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781560911999

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 495

View: 9635

Provides a foundation of engineering principles and analytical methods to explain the performance of an automotive vehicle. Chapters focus on acceleration performance, braking performance, aerodynamics and rolling resistance, ride, steady-state cornering, suspensions, steering systems, rollover, and

How to Make Your Car Handle

Author: Fred Puhn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780912656465

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

View: 8792

Offers instructions for tuning or modifying all car parts for improved handling, safety, and performance

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