Physics for Gearheads

An Introduction to Vehicle Dynamics, Energy, and Power with Examples from Motorsports

Author: Randy Beikmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780837616155

Category: Science

Page: 604

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Theory of Ground Vehicles

Author: J. Y. Wong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470170387

Category: Transportation

Page: 592

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Technology/Engineering/Automotive Engineering for advancing ground vehicle mobility A standard text and reference for both the educational and professional communities, Theory of Ground Vehicles gives aspiring and practicing engineers a fundamental understanding of the critical factors affecting the performance, handling, and ride essential to the development and design of ground vehicles. In view of the growing concerns over environmental impact, energy efficiency, and safety, this new Fourth Edition has been revised and expanded to address these issues and other developments in the field. Retaining the contents and format of previous editions, the Fourth Edition introduces new material to reflect recent advances in ground transportation technology, including: * Computer-aided methods for design and performance evaluation of off-road vehicles and their practical applications * Emissions and fuel economy * Hybrid electric drives and fuel cells and their operating principles * Selection of vehicle configurations for off-road operations * Road vehicle stability control * ISO 2631-1:1997 and its applications to evaluating vehicle ride characteristics As in previous editions, this book focuses on applying engineering principles to the analysis of vehicle behavior. A large number of practical examples and problems are included throughout to help readers bridge the gap between theory and practice. With its broad coverage and pedagogical aids, Theory of Ground Vehicles, Fourth Edition remains the text of choice for students, engineers, and researchers wishing to master and apply basic theory to solve real-world, road and off-road vehicle mobility problems.
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Fast Car Physics

Author: Chuck Edmondson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421401140

Category: Science

Page: 248

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From selecting shifting points to load transfer in car control and beyond, Fast Car Physics is the ideal source to consult before buckling up and cinching down the belts on your racing harness.
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Automotive Science and Mathematics

Author: Allan Bonnick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136427619

Category: Mathematics

Page: 264

View: 9866

Automotive technicians and students need a firm grasp of science and technology in order to fully appreciate and understand how mechanisms and systems of modern vehicles work. Automotive Science and Mathematics presents the necessary principles and applications with all the examples and exercises relating directly to motor vehicle technology and repair, making it easy for automotive students and apprentices to relate the theory back to their working practice. The coverage of this book is based on the syllabus requirements of the BTEC First in Vehicle Technology, BTEC National in Vehicle Repair and Technology, and the IMI Certificate and Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, but will help all automotive students and apprentices at levels 2 and 3 and up to and including HNC/HND, foundation and first degree with their studies and in achieving the Key Skill 'Application of Number' at levels 2 and 3. The book is designed to cater for both light and heavy vehicle courses. Full worked solutions of most exercises are available as a free download for lecturers only from http://textbooks.elsevier.com. Allan Bonnick is a motor vehicle education and training consultant and was formerly Head of Motor Vehicle Engineering, Eastbourne College. He is the author of several established automotive engineering textbooks.
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Auto Math Handbook

Calculations, Formulas, Equations and Theory for Automotive Enthusiasts

Author: John Lawlor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557880208

Category: Transportation

Page: 147

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Offers formulas and equations for calculating brake horsepower and torque, displacement, stroke, bore, compression ratio, and more
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Racecar

Searching for the Limit in Formula SAE

Author: Matt Brown

Publisher: Matt Brown

ISBN: 0984719318

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 206

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In 2006, a small unavailing university auto racing team began building a racecar that would challenge the best engineering schools in the world. With fewer people and resources than any of the top competitors, the only way they were going to win was to push the limit, go for broke, and hope for more than a little luck. By the time they got to the racetrack, they knew: In the fog of fierce competition, whether you win or lose, you learn the hardest lessons about engineering, teamwork, friendship, and yourself.
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Chassis Engineering

Author: Herb Adams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557880550

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 133

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Chassis Engineering for HP Cars Manual Chassis Design Covers Center Of Gravity And Roll Center Enhancing Road Handling Ability Step-By-Step Guide Tire Technology And Front and Rear Suspensions Brakes; Shocks And Springs
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Race Car Design

Author: Derek Seward

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137030151

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 7718

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.
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Vehicle Dynamics

Theory and Application

Author: Reza N. Jazar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319534416

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 985

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This intermediate textbook is appropriate for students in vehicle dynamics courses, in their last year of undergraduate study or their first year of graduate study. It is also appropriate for mechanical engineers, automotive engineers, and researchers in the area of vehicle dynamics for continuing education or as a reference. It addresses fundamental and advanced topics, and a basic knowledge of kinematics and dynamics, as well as numerical methods, is expected.The contents are kept at a theoretical-practical level, with a strong emphasis on application. This third edition has been reduced by 25%, to allow for coverage over one semester, as opposed to the previous edition that needed two semesters for coverage. The textbook is composed of four parts: Vehicle Motion: covers tire dynamics, forward vehicle dynamics, and driveline dynamics Vehicle Kinematics: covers applied kinematics, applied mechanisms, steering dynamics, and suspension mechanisms Vehicle Dynamics: covers applied dynamics, vehicle planar dynamics, and vehicle roll dynamics Vehicle Vibration: covers applied vibrations, vehicle vibrations, and suspension optimization Vehicle dynamics concepts are covered in detail, with a concentration on their practical uses. Also provided are related theorems and formal proofs, along with case examples. Readers appreciate the user-friendly presentation of the science and engineering of the mechanical aspects of vehicles, and learn how to analyze and optimize vehicles’ handling and ride dynamics.div
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Car Hacks and Mods For Dummies

Author: David Vespremi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111808540X

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

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So you want to turn your Yugo into a Viper? Sorry--you need a certified magician. But if you want to turn your sedate sedan into a mean machine or your used car lot deal into a powerful, purring set of wheels, you’ve come to the right place. Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies will get you turbo-charged up about modifying your car and guide you smoothly through: Choosing a car to mod Considering warranties, legal, and safety issues Hacking the ECU (Engine Control Unit) to adjust performance-enhancing factors like fuel injection, firing the spark plugs, controlling the cooling fan, and more Replacing your ECU with a plug and play system such as the APEXi Power FC or the AEM EMS system Putting on the brakes (the faster you go, the faster you’ll need to stop) Setting up your car for better handling and cornering Written by David Vespremi, automotive expert, frequent guest on national car-related TV shows, track driving instructor and self-proclaimed modder, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies gets you into the ECU and under the hood and gives you the keys to: Choosing new wheels, including everything from the basics to dubs and spinners Putting your car on a diet, because lighter means faster Basic power bolt-ons and more expensive power adders Installing roll bars and cages to enhance safety Adding aero add-ons, including front “chin” spoilers, real spoilers, side skirts, and canards Detailing, down to the best cleaners and waxes and cleaning under the hood Using OBD (on-board diagnostics) for troubleshooting Getting advice from general Internet sites and specific message boards and forums for your car’s make or model, whether it’s a Chevy pick-up or an Alfa Romeo roadster Whether you want to compete at drag strips or on road courses or simply accelerate faster on an interstate ramp, if you want to improve your car’s performance, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies is just the boost you need.
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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.
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Junkyards, Gearheads, and Rust

Salvaging the Automotive Past

Author: David N. Lucsko

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421419424

Category: Science

Page: 280

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What happens to automobiles after they are retired but before they are processed as scrap? In this fascinating history, David N. Lucsko takes readers on a tour of salvage yards and wrecked or otherwise out-of-service cars in the United States from the point of view of gearheads—the hot rodders, restoration hobbyists, street rodders, and classic car devotees who reuse, repurpose, and restore junked cars. Junkyards, Gearheads, and Rust is a nuanced exploration of the business of dismantling wrecks and selling second-hand parts. It examines the reinterpretation of these cars and parts by artists as well as their restoration by enthusiasts. It also surveys the origin and evolution of gearhead-oriented yards that specialize in specific types of automobiles; dissects the material and emotional appeal of the salvage yard and its contents among enthusiasts; and examines how zoning and nuisance ordinances have affected both salvage businesses and hobbyists. Lucsko concludes with an analysis of efforts during the last twenty-five years to hasten vehicular obsolescence at the expense of salvage yards, mechanics, and enthusiasts. By examining how cars are salvaged, repurposed, and restored, this book demonstrates that the history of the automobile is much more than a running catalog of showroom novelties.
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Making Sense of Squiggly Lines

The Basic Analysis of Race Car Data Acquisition

Author: Christopher Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983259305

Category:

Page: 144

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This introductory book teaches the basic techniques of data analysis to help make race cars and drivers go faster. Six main channels are scrutinized including Speed, Engine RPM, Throttle Position, G Force Lateral, G Force Longitudinal and Steering Angle.
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Auto Math Handbook

Easy Calculations for Engine Builders, Auto Engineers, Racers, Students, and Performance Enthusiasts

Author: John Lawlor,William Hancock,Bill Hancock

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1557885540

Category: Mathematics

Page: 122

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Since 1991, John Lawlor's Auto Math Handbookhas been a standard reference for auto engineers, students, racers, and enthusiasts. The formulas, calculations, and equations in this book are the foundation for any car or engine building project. Engineer and racing engine builder Bill Hancock has updated and expanded the original edition with revised sections on- Displacement, bore, and stroke Brake horsepower and torque Air capacity and volumetric efficiency Center of gravity, weight distribution, and g force New sections on instrument error and calibration, rolling resistance, aerodynamics, planimeter usage, computer programs, and moment of inertia are presented in the same easy-to-read format using real-world applications.
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The Official Dictionary of Unofficial English

Author: Grant Barrett

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071491635

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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The words come from different countries where English is spoken, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, South Africa, and others The author's website has received more than 1.2 million hits since its launch in 2004, and he is frequently interviewed about language in publications such as the New York Times
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Cristiano Ronaldo - The Rise of a Winner

Author: Sole Books,Michael Part

Publisher: Sole Books

ISBN: 1938591178

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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Cristiano Ronaldo - The Rise of a Winner is the gripping life story of a boy who rose from the streets of Madeira to become one of the greatest soccer players ever. A heartfelt, startling tale of his journey to glory and what made him the man he is.
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Performance Automotive Engine Math

Author: John Baechtel

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1934709476

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 4073

Multi-time author and well-regarded performance engine builder/designer John Baechtel has assembled the relevant mathematics and packaged it all together in a book designed for automotive enthusiasts. This book walks readers through the complete engine, showcasing the methodology required to define each specific parameter, and how to translate the engineering math to hard measurements reflected in various engine parts. Designing the engine to work as a system of related components is no small task, but the ease with which Baechtel escorts the reader through the process makes this book perfect for both the budding engine enthusiast and the professional builder.
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Automotive Handbook

Author: Robert Bosch Gmbh

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781119530817

Category:

Page: 1750

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Advanced Race Car Chassis Technology

Winning Chassis Design and Setup for Circle Track and Road Race Cars

Author: Bob Bolles

Publisher: HP Trade

ISBN: 9781557885623

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 154

View: 8417

Updated with nearly 60 percent new material on the latest racing technology, this book details how to design, build, and setup the chassis and suspension for road race and stock cars. Includes chassis dynamics, spring and shock theory, front and rear suspension geometry, real world racing aerodynamics, steering systems, racing chassis software and all you need to know to set you chassis up to win races.
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Programmable Microcontrollers: Applications on the MSP432 LaunchPad

Author: Cem Unsalan,H. Deniz Gurhan,M. Erkin Yucel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259836207

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 5453

Develop and Deploy Powerful MSP432 Microcontroller Applications Bolster your electronics skills and learn to work with the cutting-edge MSP432 microcontroller using the practical information contained in this comprehensive guide. Programmable Microcontrollers: Applications on the MSP432 LaunchPad clearly explains each concept and features detailed illustrations, real-world examples, and DIY projects. Discover how to configure the MSP432, program custom functions, interface with external hardware, and communicate via WiFi. Ideal for practicing engineers and hobbyists alike, this hands-on guide empowers you to program all microcontrollers by thoroughly understanding the MSP432. Coverage includes: •MSP432 architecture •Code Composer Studio (CCS) •CCS Cloud and Energia •MSP432 programming with C and Assembly •Digital I/O •Exceptions and interrupts •Power management and timing operations •Mixed signal systems •Digital and wireless communication •Flash memory, RAM, and direct memory access •Real-time operating system •Advanced applications
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