Race Car Aerodynamics

Author: J Katz
Editor: Robert Bentley, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780837601427
Size: 11,39 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 411

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.

Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition

Author: Simon McBeath
Editor: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1787110869
Size: 15,77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 921

From historical background to state of the art techniques, and with chapters covering airdams, splitters, spoilers, wings, underbodies and myriad miscellaneous devices, Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition also features in-depth case studies from across the motorsport spectrum to help develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject.

How To Make Your Car Handle

Author: Fred Puhn
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9780912656465
Size: 19,47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 529

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

The International Vehicle Aerodynamics Conference

Author: IMechE
Editor: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081002459
Size: 18,76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 647

Aerodynamics has never been more central to the development of cars, commercial vehicles, motorbikes, trains and human powered vehicles, driven by the need for efficiency: reducing carbon dioxide emissions, reducing fuel consumption, increasing range and alleviating problems associated with traffic congestion. Reducing vehicle weight makes it more challenging to ensure that they are stable and handle well over a wide range of environmental conditions. Lighter structures are also more vulnerable to aerodynamically induced vibration. Alongside this, customers demand an environment that is quiet, comfortable and maintains their vision of the world around them in all weathers. These aims must be met by designing vehicles that engage customers emotionally, promoting the brand values of manufacturers and operators. This can only be done by collaboration between designers and aerodynamicists. Examine the latest developments in vehicle aerodynamic development Explore opportunities to network and share experiences around different areas Focus on future challenges and the engineering knowledge and technology required to resolve them Discuss other areas of development including handling and stability, tyre aerodynamics and modelling, aeroacoustics and fluid structure interaction

Race Car Design

Author: Derek Seward
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137030151
Size: 20,51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 649

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.

Progress In Vehicle Aerodynamics And Thermal Management

Author: Jochen Wiedemann
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319678221
Size: 14,52 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 479

The books presents latest information about new car developments, new or improved testing techniques and new or improved calculation procedures. Presenters are from industry and academia.

Automotive Aerodynamics

Author: Joseph Katz
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119185726
Size: 18,85 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 860

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.

Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950 1969

Author: Harold Pace Mark R. Brinker
ISBN: 9781610592406
Size: 15,90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Aerodynamic And Aero Post Rig Analysis Race Cars From Fsae To F1 Design Analysis Aero Post Rig 18 1

Author: Timoteo Blanes
ISBN: 9781097279081
Size: 16,45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 420

The performance of an F1 race car is greatly influenced by its aerodynamics. Race teams try to improve the vehicle performance by aiming for more levels of downforce. A huge amount of time is spent in wind tunnel and track testing. Typical wind tunnel testing is carried out in steady aerodynamic conditions and with car static configurations. However, the ride heights of a car are continuously changing in a race track because of many factors. These are, for example, the roughness and undulations of the track, braking, accelerations, direction changes, aerodynamic load variations due to varying air speed and others. These factors may induce movements on suspensions components (sprung and unsprung masses) at different frequencies and may cause aerodynamic fluctuations that vary tires grip. When the frequency of the movement of a race car is high enough the steady aerodynamic condition and the car static configurations are not fulfilled. Then, transient effects appear and the dynamics of the system changes: heave, pitch and roll transient movements of the sprung mass affect both downforce and center of pressure position. The suspension system have to cope with them, but in order for the suspension to be effective, unsteady aerodynamics must be considered.The main objective is to model the effects of unsteady aerodynamics and know really the car dynamic, with the aim of optimizing the suspension performance, improving tire grip and finally reducing lap times.This special books serie-collection, have a lot aspects:PRESENTATION , INTRODUCTION , AIR AND ITS CONTEXT , PRINCIPLES AND CONSEQUENCES , FORCES AND MOMENTS , WINGS , GROUND AND DIFFUSER , REFRIGERATION , PRESSURE CENTER , AERO BALANCE , AERO MAP , NOZZLES, INTAKES , AIR BOX, TRUMPETS AND EXHAUSTS , WIND TUNNELS , SIMULATION CFD , EXAMPLES IMPLANTED IN RACE CARS , NOMENCLATURE , CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT GOOD SETUP , IDEAL DESIGN , POST RIG ANALYSIS , AERO POST RIG ANALYSIS , VEHICLE DYNAMIC , --OTHER'S TITLES...................

Aerodynamic And Aero Post Rig Analysis Race Cars

Author: 1 Timoteo Briet Blanes
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546634638
Size: 20,91 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 868

This book: Ground and Difusser. Today, the most important in race cars, is the corner behavior. To have a car with a very big velocity, is easy, but the same car in corner, normally not will be the fastest. That is: the main goal is analyzing together the vibrations of suspension, the tires and the aerodynamic. Three tools very importants to improve the grip and so, the velocity and behavior in corner. All this knowledge, available chapter by chapter and book by book. The best book you can find anywhere in the world. All the specialized information. The best specialists have written this fantastic-amazing book with ALL INFORMATION - DOC for you. Ideal for SAE Formula teams, Engineers, Race Teams, Vehicle designers, Students, etc.... Books - Chapters: - PRESENTATION, INTRODUCTION, AIR AND HIS CONTEXT - PRINCIPLES, PROPERTIES AND CONSEQUENCES OR EFFORTS - FORCES AND MOMENTS - WINGS - GROUND AND DIFFUSER - REFRIGERATION - PRESSURE CENTER - AERO MAP - FLANGES, NOZZLES, SUCTION INTAKES, AIR BOX, TRUMPETS AND EXHAUSTS - WIND TUNNELS - CFD - EXAMPLES OF RACING IMPLANTED SYSTEMS: F1, ETC... - NOMENCLATURE - CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT GOOD SETUP - IDEAL DESIGN - SETUP - POST RIG ANALYSIS - AERO POST RIG ANALYSIS: CFD, WIND TUNNEL AND TRACK TEST - CONCLUSIONS Others Books: - ANALYSIS AERO POST RIG IN HALF CAR MODEL - ANALYSIS CFD PIKES PEAK CAR - ANALYSIS CFD REAR WING: IMPROVING DESIGN - AERO POST RIG ANALYSIS SAMPLES - Etc.... And much more.... (study examples, reals cases, etc....)....