Racecar data acquisition used to be limited to well-funded teams in high-profile championships. Today, the cost of electronics has decreased dramatically, making them available to everyone. But the cost of any data acquisition system is a waste of money if the recorded data is not interpreted correctly. This book, updated from the best-selling 2008 edition, contains techniques for analyzing data recorded by any vehicle's data acquisition system. It details how to measure the performance of the vehicle and driver, what can be learned from it, and how this information can be used to advantage next time the vehicle hits the track. Such information is invaluable to racing engineers and managers, race teams, and racing data analysts in all motorsports. Whether measuring the performance of a Formula One racecar or that of a road-legal street car on the local drag strip, the dynamics of vehicles and their drivers remain the same. Identical analysis techniques apply.
Honda's latest technical review features cutting-edge developments from Honda's worldwide R&D team. The October 2011 volume includes 18 of the company's best technical papers, covering advancements in automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Chapters include: Development of the EV-neo, Electrical Motorcycle for Business Applications Development of Micro Combined Heat and Power Generation Unit with Extended Expansion Linkage Engine Operability Enhancement of Steering Wheel Switch for Audio Remote Control Development of Nitrocarburized High-strength Crankshaft with No Rare Metals Added Influence of Chassis Friction on Vehicle Dynamic Behavior This publication is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
Data acquisition has become an invaluable tool for establishing racecar - and car/driver - performance. Now that the ability exists to analyze each and every performance parameter for car and driver, accurate use of this data can provide a key advantage on the racetrack. This book provides a thorough overview of the varied methods for analyzing racecar data acquisition system outputs, with a focus on vehicle dynamics.
Calculation and optimization of flight performance is required to design or select new aircraft, efficiently operate existing aircraft, and upgrade aircraft. It provides critical data for aircraft certification, accident investigation, fleet management, flight regulations and safety. This book presents an unrivalled range of advanced flight performance models for both transport and military aircraft, including the unconventional ends of the envelopes. Topics covered include the numerical solution of supersonic acceleration, transient roll, optimal climb of propeller aircraft, propeller performance, long-range flight with en-route stop, fuel planning, zero-gravity flight in the atmosphere, VSTOL operations, ski jump from aircraft carrier, optimal flight paths at subsonic and supersonic speed, range-payload analysis of fixed- and rotary wing aircraft, performance of tandem helicopters, lower-bound noise estimation, sonic boom, and more.
The first issue of the National Automotive Center Technical Review, this report is a collection of technical papers developed by leading NAC engineers, scientists and industry partners to demonstrate the ongoing work to improve automotive performance, safety and endurance while reducing the cost of both military and civilian vehicles. Published by National Automotive Center. Distributed by SAE.
This book was written to help engineers to design safer brakes that can be operated and maintained easily. All the necessary analytical tools to study and determine the involvement of brakes in accident causation are included as well as all essential concepts, guidelines, and design checks.
This book provides a comprehensive overview to the underlying theory and application of what are often perceived to be difficult topics, such as performance stability, control and response of aircraft. Initially it introduces the reader to the fundamental concepts underlying performance and stability, including lift characteristics and estimation of drag, before moving on to a more detailed analysis of performance in both level and climbing flight. Pitching motion is then described followed by a detailed discussion of all aspects of both lateral and longitudinal stability and response. It finishes with an examination of inertial cross-coupling and automatic control and stabilization. The reader is helped to think in three dimensions throughout the book by the use of illustrative examples. The progression from one degree of freedom to six degrees of freedom is gradually introduced.