Race Car Design

Race Car Design

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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.Consider the F1 car in Table 1.2 a€“ when braking from 320 km/h the car is effectively subjected to 1.0g from gravity plus 3.3g from downforce. Its effective weight therefore becomes its mass A— 4.3g. Because of tyre sensitivity the average anbsp;...

Title:Race Car Design
Author:Derek Seward
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-10-14


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