Race Car Design

Author: Derek Seward
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137030153
Size: 15.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 Art Of Race Car Design

Author: Bob Riley
Publisher: Icon Publishing Limited
ISBN: 191058410X
Size: 17.41 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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After building his first race cars out of southern Louisiana junkyards, Bob Riley quickly established himself as a leading light, if not genius, when it came to race car design. His first major suspension design helped Henry Ford II make good on his vendetta to beat Enzo Ferrari at Le Mans. Riley's first radical Indy car designs with its ingenious center hub mounted suspension resulted in A.J. Foyt's landmark fourth victory at the Indianapolis 500 in 1977. Since then, Riley has continued to be at the heart of the world of motorsports, working with its most famous drivers at the biggest events, including the Daytona 500, where his engineering helped Dale Earnhardt finally win NASCAR's marquee event. Americans love the "genius" angle like everyone else. They love winners. Sports stars are overtaking Hollywood these days in popularity. Racing readers are a small but predictable group and suspect the generation familiar with Bob's exploits at Indy would be keen on a book like this. They're the same age group pumping up the vintage magazine market and the collectible car market.

Advanced Race Car Chassis Technology Hp1562

Author: Bob Bolles
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101444771
Size: 11.61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Updated with nearly 60 percent new material on the latest racing technology, this book details how to design, build, and setup the chassis and suspension for road race and stock cars. Includes chassis dynamics, spring and shock theory, front and rear suspension geometry, real world racing aerodynamics, steering systems, racing chassis software and all you need to know to set you chassis up to win races.

Race Car Aerodynamics

Author: J Katz
Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated
ISBN: 0837601428
Size: 14.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

The Winning Solar Car

Author: Douglas R. Carroll
Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
ISBN: 0768011310
Size: 19.78 MB
Format: PDF
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This book provides an introduction to all aspects of designing, manufacturing, and racing solar cars. Understanding the 'big picture' will help members of solar race car teams make design and manufacturing trade-offs to stay on schedule and allow time to test and practice racing the car. Based on the author's experiences designing and building five solar cars over the last ten years, this book focuses on the important aspects of designing a competitive solar car, including developing a racing strategy, efficient solar car driving, project management, and designing the specific subsystems of the car. Chapters Cover: Design Methodology Aerodynamics of Solar Cars Composite Materials Car Balance and Spring Rates Tires and Rolling Resistance Rear Suspension, Drive, and Chassis Structure Battery System Electrical Systems.

Go Faster

Author: Sven Voelker
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
ISBN: 3899552792
Size: 14.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Stripes, numbers, colors, and logos - the graphic visual look of a racecar has to stand out from all the others as they go zooming by. Most people don't know that racing cars from the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, and Lotus were given their looks not by marketing strategists or designers, but by pure chance. Go Faster is a collection of over one hundred examples of racecar design that documents the carefree anarchy in which they were created. In the book, colorful racing cars are featured next to blank, white models. Thanks to this juxtaposition, Go Faster not only takes its readers on a breakneck ride through images of racing history, but also shows them exactly how the graphics modulate the look of the vehicle. The neutral models in the book also give readers ample opportunity to imagine their own possibilities for graphic design in motor sports. The time and effort invested in the look of racecars is strangely out of balance compared to that used to shape the bodywork or engineer the technology present in the car. But perhaps it is precisely this amateur quality, this anarchy and randomness that results in the irresistible attraction that racing cars and their graphics have on us. There are, of course, countless books on racing cars, but Go Faster is the first to focus on the graphic design of these machines. This makes the book an ideal gift for anyone interested in racing and high speeds.