Race Car Aerodynamics

Designing for Speed

Author: J Katz

Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780837601427

Category: Transportation

Page: 280

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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.

Outside the Research Lab, Volume 2

Physics in Vintage and Modern Transport

Author: Sharon Ann Holgate

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1643272705

Category: Science

Page: 82

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This book explores the physics and technology inherent to preserving and restoring old forms of transport as well as creating modern transport for today and for our future needs. This book provides readers with interesting insight into some of the diverse applications for physics outside of research laboratories. It also covers several different aspects of transport, ranging from the restoration of vintage buses to the materials used in the latest supercars.

Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineers

From Panel to Navier-Stokes Methods with Computer Programs

Author: Tuncer Cebeci,Jian P. Shao,Fassi Kafyeke,Eric Laurendeau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540807254

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

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History reminds us of ancient examples of fluid dynamics applications such as the Roman baths and aqueducts that fulfilled the requirements of the engineers who built them; of ships of various types with adequate hull designs, and of wind energy systems, built long before the subject of fluid mechanics was formalized by Reynolds, Newton, Euler, Navier, Stokes, Prandtl and others. The twentieth century has witnessed many more examples of applications of fluid dynamics for the use of humanity, all designed without the use of electronic computers. They include prime movers such as internal-combustion engines, gas and steam turbines, flight vehicles, and environmental systems for pollution control and ventilation. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) deals with the numerical analysis of these phenomena. Despite impressive progress in recent years, CFD remains an imperfect tool in the comparatively mature discipline of fluid dynamics, partly because electronic digital computers have been in widespread use for less than thirty years. The Navier-Stokes equations, which govern the motion of a Newtonian viscous fluid were formulated well over a century ago. The most straightforward method of attacking any fluid dynamics problem is to solve these equations for the appropriate boundary conditions. Analytical solutions are few and trivial and, even with today's supercomputers, numerically exact solution of the complete equations for the three-dimensional, time-dependent motion of turbulent flow is prohibitively expensive except for basic research studies in sim ple configurations at low Reynolds numbers. Therefore, the "straightforward" approach is still impracticable for engineering purposes.

Driving Ambition

The Official Inside Story of the McLaren F-1

Author: Doug Nye,Ron Dennis,Gordon Murray

Publisher: Virgin Pub

ISBN: 9781852278410

Category: McLaren automobiles

Page: 271

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Subtitled: The Official Inside Story of the McLaren F1. The story of a pursuit of excellence, with all the twists and turns that occurred along the way. The story of an idea, a dream of conceptual brilliance, and of how it was brought to fruition by a group of highly motivated and intensely capable individuals working as a focused and disciplined team. A human story of anecdotes and humor, Driving Ambition captures the spirit and the story of the McLaren F1. A book for anyone who has ever understood the vision, the passion and the power of beautiful, fast cars. Hdbd., 12"x 12", 272 pgs., 50 b&w ill., 628 color.

Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles

From Fluid Mechanics to Vehicle Engineering

Author: Wolf-Heinrich Hucho

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102076

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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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.

Race Car Design

Author: Derek Seward

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137030151

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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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.

Experimental Aerodynamics

Author: Stefano Discetti,Andrea Ianiro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498704026

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 468

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Experimental Aerodynamics provides an up to date study of this key area of aeronautical engineering. The field has undergone significant evolution with the development of 3D techniques, data processing methods, and the conjugation of simultaneous measurements of multiple quantities. Written for undergraduate and graduate students in Aerospace Engineering, the text features chapters by leading experts, with a consistent structure, level, and pedagogical approach. Fundamentals of measurements and recent research developments are introduced, supported by numerous examples, illustrations, and problems. The text will also be of interest to those studying mechanical systems, such as wind turbines.

The International Vehicle Aerodynamics Conference

Author: IMechE

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081002459

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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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

Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications

Third Edition

Author: Yunus Cengel,John Cimbala

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077595416

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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Cengel and Cimbala's Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications, communicates directly with tomorrow's engineers in a simple yet precise manner. The text covers the basic principles and equations of fluid mechanics in the context of numerous and diverse real-world engineering examples. The text helps students develop an intuitive understanding of fluid mechanics by emphasizing the physics, using figures, numerous photographs and visual aids to reinforce the physics. The highly visual approach enhances the learning of Fluid mechanics by students. This text distinguishes itself from others by the way the material is presented - in a progressive order from simple to more difficult, building each chapter upon foundations laid down in previous chapters. In this way, even the traditionally challenging aspects of fluid mechanics can be learned effectively. McGraw-Hill is also proud to offer ConnectPlus powered by Maple with the third edition of Cengel/Cimbabla, Fluid Mechanics. This innovative and powerful new system that helps your students learn more easily and gives you the ability to customize your homework problems and assign them simply and easily to your students. Problems are graded automatically, and the results are recorded immediately. Natural Math Notation allows for answer entry in many different forms, and the system allows for easy customization and authoring of exercises by the instructor.

FASTER

Demystifying the Science of Triathlon Speed

Author: Jim Gourley

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716449

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Triathlon is among the world's most gear-intensive sports. The gear you select and how you use it can mean big results--or bigger disappointment. FASTER takes a scientific look at triathlon to see what truly makes you faster--and busts the myths and doublespeak that waste your money and race times. In this fascinating exploration of the forces at play in the swim-bike-run sport, astronautical engineer and triathlete Jim Gourley shows where to find free speed, speed on a budget, and the gear upgrades that are worth it. FASTER offers specific, science-based guidance on the fastest techniques and the most effective gear, answering questions like: Which wetsuit is best for me? What's the best way to draft a swimmer? Should I buy a lighter bike? Deep dish or disc wheels? Are lighter shoes faster? Who's right about running technique? Gourley reviews published studies in peer-reviewed journals to show what scientists have learned about swim drafting, pacing the bike leg, race strategy for short and long-course racing, and the fastest ways to handle transitions. FASTER will change how you think about your body, your gear, and the world around you. With science on your side, you'll make the smart calls that will make you a better, faster triathlete.

Red Bull Racing F1 Car Manual 2nd Edition

2010-2014 (RB6 to RB10)

Author: Steve Rendle

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857338013

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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This new edition of the Manual is comprehensively updated to include the 2011, 2012 and 2013 World Championship winning Red Bull cars (the original book covers the 2010 RB6). In particular, the 'Anatomy' chapter, which includes details of developments introduced since the original book was published in June 2011, including KERS, DRS, developments due to rule changes concerning 'blown' diffusers, and the switch from Bridgestone to Pirelli tyres, as well as the change to 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged engines and the hybrid ERS (Energy Recovery System) introduced for the 2014 season.

Formula One Racing For Dummies

Author: Jonathan Noble,Mark Hughes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764570498

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Get to know what Formula One racing is all about This book delves into the strategy, technology, and spirit needed to win a Formula One race. Every angle of a race weekend is covered in detail, from scrutineering to pitstops to podium. You’ll also read about the rivalries and politics that have turned the sport into a global televised drama. Illustrated with black and white photographs, Formula One Racing For Dummies will serve the die-hard spectator or armchair fan alike. Discover how to: Identify race strategies Understand the role of each team member Master the latest rules and regulations Appreciate a Formula One car’s cutting-edge design Enjoy Formula One from the stands and on TV The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humour and fun

How to Build a Car

The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Formula 1 Designer

Author: Adrian Newey

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008293390

Category:

Page: 400

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'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' Damon HillThe world's foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain's greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir.How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian's unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he's been involved. A true engineering genius, even in adolescence Adrian's thoughts naturally emerged in shape and form - he began sketching his own car designs at the age of 12 and took a welding course in his school summer holidays. From his early career in IndyCar racing and on to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive, engaging and highly entertaining detail how a car actually works. Adrian has designed for the likes of Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, always with a shark-like purity of purpose: to make the car go faster. And while his career has been marked by unbelievable triumphs, there have also been deep tragedies; most notably Ayrton Senna's death during his time at Williams in 1994. Beautifully illustrated with never-before-seen drawings, How to Build a Car encapsulates, through Adrian's remarkable life story, precisely what makes Formula One so thrilling - its potential for the total synchronicity of man and machine, the perfect combination of style, efficiency and speed.

The Perfect Car

The Biography of John Barnard Motorsport s Most Creative Designer

Author: Nick Skeens

Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781910505274

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 656

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John Barnard revolutionised Formula 1, and motorsport as a whole, through his unrelenting quest for perfection in racing car design. Written with Barnard's cooperation and with input from dozens of associates, drivers and rivals, this biography tells the entire story, both personal and professional, of a British design genius. Barnard's technical achievements are explored in detail--and in accessible language--with special emphasis on his brilliant initiatives while at McLaren (the first carbon-fiber composite chassis) and Ferrari (the first semi-automatic gearbox). The Perfect Car is also a human-interest story, telling a tale of innovation under intense pressure while Barnard endeavoured to maintain a stable family life. This is a landmark book that will be relished by anyone interested in motorsport and design.

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Digital Edition)

Author: Ayana Mathis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385350295

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. The arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family. In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them for the calamitous difficulty they are sure to face in their later lives, to meet a world that will not love them, a world that will not be kind. Captured here in twelve luminous narrative threads, their lives tell the story of a mother’s monumental courage and the journey of a nation. Beautiful and devastating, Ayana Mathis’s The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is wondrous from first to last—glorious, harrowing, unexpectedly uplifting, and blazing with life. An emotionally transfixing page-turner, a searing portrait of striving in the face of insurmountable adversity, an indelible encounter with the resilience of the human spirit and the driving force of the American dream.

Abandoned in Place

Preserving America’s Space History

Author: Roland Miller

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826356265

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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Stenciled on many of the deactivated facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the evocative phrase “abandoned in place” indicates the structures that have been deserted. Some structures, too solid for any known method of demolition, stand empty and unused in the wake of the early period of US space exploration. Now Roland Miller’s color photographs document the NASA, Air Force, and Army facilities across the nation that once played a crucial role in the space race. Rapidly succumbing to the elements and demolition, most of the blockhouses, launch towers, tunnels, test stands, and control rooms featured in Abandoned in Place are located at secure military or NASA facilities with little or no public access. Some have been repurposed, but over half of the facilities photographed no longer exist. The haunting images collected here impart artistic insight while preserving an important period in history.

Wave Breaking

A Numerical Study

Author: Carlos M. Lemos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642846882

Category: Science

Page: 196

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Electrical Engineering and Applied Computing

Author: Sio-Iong Ao,Len Gelman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400711921

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 716

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A large international conference in Electrical Engineering and Applied Computing was just held in London, 30 June – 2 July, 2010. This volume will contain revised and extended research articles written by prominent researchers participating in the conference. Topics covered include Control Engineering, Network Management, Wireless Networks, Biotechnology, Signal Processing, Computational Intelligence, Data Mining, Computational Statistics, Internet Computing, High Performance Computing, and industrial applications. The book will offer the states of arts of tremendous advances in electrical engineering and applied computing and also serve as an excellent reference work for researchers and graduate students working on electrical engineering and applied computing

An Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics

The Finite Volume Method

Author: Henk Kaarle Versteeg,Weeratunge Malalasekera

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131274983

Category: Science

Page: 503

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This book presents the fundamentals of computational fluid dynamics for the novice. It provides a thorough yet user-friendly introduction to the governing equations and boundary conditions of viscous fluid flows and its modelling.

COMPUTATIONAL STRUCTURAL MECHANICS

WITH CD ROM

Author: S. RAJASEKARAN,G. SANKARASUBRAMANIAN

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120317343

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 796

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This class-room tested book, representing the teaching experience of over two decades by the authors, is designed to cater to the needs of senior undergraduate and first-year postgraduate students of civil engineering for a course in Advanced Structural Analysis/Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis/Computer Methods of Structural Analysis. The book endeavours to fulfil two principal objectives. First, it acquaints students with the matrix methods of structural analysis and their underlying concepts and principles. Second, it demonstrates the development of well-structured computer programs for the analysis of structures by the matrix methods. After a thorough presentation of the mathematical tools and theory required for linear elastic analysis of structural systems, the text focuses on the flexibility and stiffness methods of analysis for computer usage. The direct stiffness method which forms the backbone of most computer programs is also discussed. Besides, the physical behaviour of structures is analyzed throughout with the help of axial thrust, shear force, bending moment and deflected shape diagrams. A large number of worked-out examples are included to amplify the concepts and to illustrate the effect of external loads, including the effect of temperature, lack of fit, and settlement of supports, etc. The CD-ROM contains many illustrative computer programs and the usage of modern packages such as Excel and Matlab. The book will also be a useful reference for practising structural engineers who wish to pursue the versatility of matrix methods as a tool for computer applications.