Competition Car Aerodynamics New 3rd Edition

Author: Simon McBeath
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
ISBN: 9781845847760
Size: 58.20 MB
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Aerodynamics has become an increasingly significant performance enhancer over the past 50 years. Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition continues the practical, hands-on approach of its popular predecessors to cover all aspects of motorsport aerodynamics and features yet more CFD and wind tunnel project material and case studies. Aerodynamic theory is tackled in a comprehensive yet comprehensible way by author Simon McBeath, who has been granted unprecedented access to state of the art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques, as well as regular access to the MIRA full-scale wind tunnel in the UK. Photographs, graphs, CFD-generated images and wind tunnel data â?? much of which has appeared in the successful Aerobytes series in Racecar Engineering â?? are used to explain with unrivalled clarity how aerodynamic performance benefits are obtained in practice. With case studies from Formula 1, sports prototypes, Formula 3, GT and saloon cars, club single seaters and karts, this book will appeal to anyone, whether a designer, competitor, student or armchair enthusiast, wishing to gain an understanding of aerodynamics and how it can benefit the performance of all types of competition cars.

Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition

Author: Simon McBeath
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
ISBN: 9781787111028
Size: 63.31 MB
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The field of aerodynamics has had an increasingly significant effect on performance enhancement over the past 50 years. Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition continues the practical, hands-on approach of its popular predecessors to cover all aspects of motorsport aerodynamics, with more CFD and wind tunnel project material and case studies. Author Simon McBeath tackles aerodynamic theory in a comprehensive, yet comprehensible, way with his unprecedented access to state of the art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques. McBeath also explores aerodynamics with the MIRA full-scale wind tunnel in the UK. Photographs, graphs, CFD-generated images, and wind tunnel data--much of which has appeared in the successful Aerobytes series in Racecar Engineering--are used to explain with unrivaled clarity how aerodynamic performance benefits are obtained in practice. With case studies from Formula 1, sports prototypes, Formula 3, GT and saloon cars, club single seaters, and karts, this book will appeal to anyone, whether a designer, competitor, student, or armchair enthusiast, wishing to gain an understanding of aerodynamics, and how it can benefit the performance of all types of competition cars.

Competition Car Aerodynamics

Author: Simon McBeath
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857330079
Size: 57.94 MB
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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.

Competition Car Downforce

Author: Simon McBeath
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780854299775
Size: 38.75 MB
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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 Aerodynamics

Author: J Katz
Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780837601427
Size: 52.95 MB
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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.

Competition Car Composites

Author: Simon McBeath
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781844257010
Size: 19.37 MB
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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.

Vehicle Dynamics And Damping

Author: Jan Zuijdijk
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 147724736X
Size: 40.99 MB
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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.

Aerodynamics Of Road Vehicles

Author: Wolf-Heinrich Hucho
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483102076
Size: 50.55 MB
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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.

International Aviation Law

Author: Ron Bartsch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317114434
Size: 31.39 MB
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International Aviation Law: A Practical Guide explains the international context and application of the law as it applies to commercial and recreational aviation, and to the broader aviation environment. It provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of aviation law from criminal law to contract law to the legal duties and responsibility of aircrew and other aviation personnel including airport operators, air traffic controllers and aircraft engineers. Each area of the law is clearly explained in accessible language and supported with practical case studies to illustrate the application of the law within an operational aviation context. It also provides advice on how to avoid or minimize legal liability for aviation practitioners and enthusiasts.

Cycling Science

Author: Max Glaskin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226921875
Size: 69.50 MB
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Every July hundreds of thousands flock to the Champs-Élysées in Paris—and millions more to their televisions and computers—to witness the dramatic conclusion of the grueling three weeks of the Tour de France. There is no better measure of the worldwide love of the bicycle. But of the 1.2 billion cyclists traversing the world’s roadways and trails, few of us take the time to consider the science behind the sport. The simple process of getting about on two wheels brings us in touch with a wealth of fascinating science, and here journalist Max Glaskin investigates the scientific wonders that keep cyclists in their saddles. Cycling Science tours readers through a wide variety of topics, from tire rolling resistance and the difference between yield strength and ultimate strength, to the importance of aerodynamics and the impact that shaved legs have on speed. Each chapter explores a different subject—fundamentals, strength and stability, materials, power, aerodynamics, and the human factor—and is organized around a series of questions: What is the ideal frame shape? What is the biggest source of drag? What keeps a bicycle from falling over? How much power can a cyclist produce? Which muscles does cycling use? Each question is examined with the aid of explanatory diagrams and illustrations, and the book can be used to search for particular topics, or read through for a comprehensive overview of how machine and rider work together. Athletes have much to gain from understanding the science of their sports, and Cycling Science will be a must-read for cyclists of all stripes—professionals, recreational riders, and anyone seeking to enhance their enjoyment of cycling.