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Race Car Design
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RACE CAR DESIGN

PAPERBACK BY SEWARD, DEREK

£46.99

ISBN
9781137030146
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE
 
 
EDITION
PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
288 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
14 OCT 2014

DESCRIPTION

Based on the principles of engineering science, physics and mathematics, but assuming only an elementary understanding of these, this textbook masterfully explains the theory and practice of the subject. Bringing together key topics, including the chassis frame, suspension, steering, tyres, brakes, transmission, lubrication and fuel systems, this is the first text to cover all the essential elements of race car design in one student-friendly textbook. It avoids the pitfalls of being either too theoretical and mathematical, or else resorting to approximations without explanation of the underlying theory. Where relevant, emphasis is placed on the important role that computer tools play in the modern design process. This book is intended 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 constructors, and enthusiasts.

CONTENTS

1. Racing Car Basics.- 2. Chassis Structure.- 3. Suspension Links.- 4. Springs, Dampers and Anti-roll.- 5. Tyres and Balance.- 6. Front Wheel Assembly and Steering.- 7. Rear Wheel Assembly and Power Transmission.- 8. Brakes.- 9. Aerodynamics.- 10. Engine Systems.- 11. Set-up and Testing.- Appendix 1 Deriving Pacejka Tyre Coefficients.- Appendix.- 2 Tube Properties.