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2003-01-01
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Barry Parker
For some people, driving is an art; for others, it's a science. In this fascinating book, every car is a laboratory on wheels and every drive an exciting journey into the world of physics. As explained by renowned science writer and physics professor Barry Parker—whose father was a car mechanic and garage owner—almost every aspect of driving involves physics. A car's performance and handling relies on fundamental concepts such as force, momentum, and energy. Its ignition system depends on the principles of electricity and magnetism. Braking relies on friction—yet another basic scientific concept—and if the brakes fail, the resulting damage, too, can be predicted using physics.
2002-02-01
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
Chapters included: Electric Vehicles (EVs); Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs); and the Future of EVs and HEVs.
2001-11-01
Book
Mike Westbrook
This book examines trends in electric car development from a global perspective, with many examples drawing from the author's own experiences in the American and European automotive industries. Beginning with the scientific discoveries that made electric vehicle technology possible at the outset of the 20th century, author Michael H. Westbrook provides a thorough discussion of the technology's early history. Though initially overtaken by the unstoppable rise of the internal combustion engine, interest in electric vehicles began to reappear in the 1960s due to their low-emissions potential. But it was not until the passage of a California law in 1990 mandating the sale of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) that major automakers began serious development of the technology.
2001-10-31
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John M. Decicco
This comprehensive report, from the Research Report Series published by the Society of Automotive Engineers, details the issues involving the use of fuel cells in motor vehicles, as well as the many challenges that lie ahead for fuel cell technology. Author John M. DeCicco closely examines the major issues involving fuel cells from how they actually work to the many societal implications the technology poses. Fuel Cell Vehicles: Technology, Market, and Policy Issues also contains detailed tables, graphs and diagrams to help bring this very potent technology to life.
2001-08-15
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Graham White
This book chronicles the development, production, and application of what was arguably the finest aircraft piston engine ever produced - the Pratt & Whitney R-2800. It powered many of the significant fighters and medium bombers of the conflict, and went on to power many other military and commercial aircraft.
2001-07-15
Book
Peter Wright, Tony Matthews
Author Peter Wright identifies and outlines five parameters -- Power, Weight, Tire Grip, Drag and Lift -- and shows how each can be maximized. In addition, he describes the variety of technologies (including those that have been banned over the years) that are involved, not just in the makeup of the Formula 1 cars, but also in the component manufacturing, systems testing, and the actual racing of the cars.
2001-06-08
Book
Daniel J. Holt
This comprehensive report closely examines automakers' multibillion-dollar development of fuel cell technology and its potential to revolutionize the automotive industry. With the likelihood that fuel cells will be used in mass-produced vehicles as early as 2003 - nearly a decade earlier than previous estimates - the fuel cell powered vehicle is expected to make up about 7% of the total market share by 2011. This report is the most current and complete source of information on this innovative technology.
2001-02-16
Book
Dick Mulready
Advanced Engine Development at Pratt & Whitney offers a behind-the-scenes look at the almost unbelievable projects at Pratt & Whitney, including the RL10 hydrogen rocket engine, which has been used to launch most large satellites over the past half-century, and the development of the technology for the high-pressure staged combustion rocket engine used in the Space Shuttle.
2001-01-01
Book
Otto Lilenthal
Scientists and aviation enthusiasts from around the world will find this one of the most important books ever published. It's the work of the German aviation pioneer and creative genius, Otto Lilienthal, whose observation, analysis, ingenuity and daring laid the foundation for the development of aviation. The "Flying Man" Lilienthal was the first man to launch himself into the air, fly, and land safely. First published in 1891, this new edition is an unabridged copy of the original complete with Lilienthal's own diagrams and formulae, and a preface written in 1911 by A.W. Isenthal, who translated the original into English after Lilienthal's death. After a comprehensive scientific study of how birds fly, Lilienthal recognized the superiority of curved wing surfaces. He then developed a theory of flight and designed and built a series of gliders. From 1891 to 1896 he made over 2,000 glides-bridging the gap between those who dreamed of flying and those who flew.
2000-12-15
Book
Robert Metcalf
From driving to car preparation to dealing with sponsors, The Successful Race Car Driver details the lessons that need to be learned to succeed in today's racing environment. All drivers, from those who consider racing a hobby to those who wish to embark on a professional career, will find valuable tips and techniques that will help make them faster drivers, and help them avoid pitfalls along the way.
2000-11-30
Book
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.
2000-07-21
Book
David B. Thurston
Beginning with the earliest pre-flight designs, The World's Most Significant and Magnificent Aircraft provides exciting details of each plane's engineering, design, and flight accomplishments. Illustrated with pre-production diagrams and historical photos, the book is divided into seven parts representing the major stages of airplane development in a chronological order.
2000-06-01
Book
Griffith Borgeson
Utilizing an extraordinary historical archive, this book contains more than one hundred photos, as well as the text of over one hundred original letters (many written by Miller himself) about the car's development. The Last Great Miller brings to life the history of this unique model of race car.
2000-04-19
Book
Christopher B. Winkler, Daniel Blower, Robert D. Ervin, Rao M. Chalasani
Rollover accidents are of special concern for commercial vehicle safety. The relatively low roll stability of the commercial truck promotes rollover and contributes to the number of truck accidents and injuries. This Research Report takes an in-depth look at the mechanics and contributing factors to rollover accidents and helps to identify prevention strategies.
2000-02-25
Book
Paul Van Valkenburgh
The sole published expose of one of racing's most famous secret activities. Originally published in 1972, Chevrolet-Racing? reveals the inside story of Chevrolet's early surreptitious involvement in racing, from 1957-1970. This re-issue of the collector's classic tells the fascinating story of how, from 1957 to 1970, Chevrolet probably acquired more successes and more technical knowledge of high performance than any other company in the world. Ironically, they never built a complete, running, race-ready vehicle; nor were ever officially represented at a race, and they never claimed credit for any Chevy products in racing wins, or promoted them in advertising for all that time. How did they accomplish what they did? This book reveals the untold story.
1999-12-01
Book
Written by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), in partnership with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), the Trucks, Buses, & Trailers Vehicle Inspection Handbook is now available through the SAE International Bookstore. Chapters include: Power Train Suspension Electrical System Hydraulic Brake Systems Lamps Instruments & Auxiliary Equipment Body and more Published by American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Distributed by SAE International. Click here to see the Vehicle Inspection Handbooks Set!
1999-12-01
Book
Written by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), in partnership with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), this book is now available through the SAE International Bookstore. Chapters include: Fuel System Exhaust System Passenger Safety Items Motorcycle Frame & Swing Arm Tires, Wheels, Rims & Spokes and more Published by American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Distributed by SAE International. Published by American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Distributed by SAE. Click here to see the Vehicle Inspection Handbooks Set!
1999-12-01
Book
Written by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), in partnership with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), the Passenger Vehicles & Light Trucks Vehicle Inspection Handbook is now available through the SAE International Bookstore. Chapters include: Brakes Tires & Wheels Suspension & Steering Lighting & Electrical Vehicle Glazing Visibility & Interior Body Components Occupant Restraint Systems and more Published by American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Distributed by SAE International. Click here to see the Vehicle Inspection Handbooks Set!
1999-11-15
Book
Heinz Heisler
A comprehensive description of the body of four-wheeled vehicles, engine components, and how these elements work together, this book provides precise and clear descriptions and explanations of the fundamentals of all essential components of the motor vehicle.
1999-10-15
Book
Jack Gieck
Riding on Air covers the history of air suspension, from the earliest patents in the mid-19th century to more current developments. Beginning on buses, air suspension expanded into passenger rail vehicles, only to be followed by a crashing failure on passenger cars. But after several precarious years, air suspension began to win almost universal acceptance on trucks and trailers, and then in mass transportation, eventually making a successful return to passenger cars.
1999-07-16
Book
Rudolf Limpert
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.
1999-05-21
Book
Rudolph X. Meyer
This book is written for an introductory course in space technology. It is intended for senior or graduate level aerospace engineering students and professional engineers seeking a thorough understanding of the aerospace aspects of space systems. As such it focuses on the primary physics and engineering fundamentals necessary to understand and design space based systems. The book does not include the basics of spacecraft electronics, because this is covered in many systems and electronics books and is typically covered in follow-up courses. Derived from the author's thirty years of experience in the aerospace industry and several years of university teaching experience, and with more than 130 illustrations, it covers advanced subjects and problems indicated by asterisks(*), allowing the reader and the instructor to omit topics without losing continuity.
1998-12-12
Book
Griffith Borgeson
A best seller and winner of the Antique Automobile Club of America's prestigious Thomas McKean Award.The Golden Age of the American Racing Car emphasizes the human side of racing history, offering insight into the men who shaped the golden age. Covering a period of time from the 1910s through the 1930s, the book describes the historical development of race car technology and presents fascinating information on race courses, designers, builders, drivers, and events. Racing pioneers covered include: Fred Duesenberg, Louis Chevrolet, Harry Miller, Leo Goossen, and Fred Offenhauser.
1998-10-01
Book
Ernest H. Wakefield
For more than a century, people have attempted to harness electricity, the clean and versatile fuel, for personal transportation. With impressive technical clarity and historical insight, author Ernest Wakefield reviews these attempts in History of the Electric Automobile: Hybrid Electric Vehicles. He focuses exclusively on electric vehicles that harness the potential of electricity when combined with another energy source - hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The book details the historical development of capacitors, engines, flywheels, fuel cells, inductive charging, and solar cells - and the application of each to hybrid electric vehicles.
1998-09-25
Book
J. C. Taylor, T. D. Christensen
1998-09-01
Book
Joan L. Tomsic
Includes over 20,000 terms! With the fast-moving technology related to aerospace engineering, new terms are created and others become redundant almost weekly. The updated SAE Dictionary of Aerospace Engineering dictionary, designed specifically for the aerospace engineer, provides extensive coverage of technical terms related to aerospace technology. Aerospace engineers who design, test, and manufacture vehicles, components, or parts, will find definitions to terms from the following sources: SAE Aerospace Standards NASA (the NASA Thesaurus) Engineering Resources, Inc. (words used in other engineering and scientific fields)
1998-06-01
Book
Carroll Smith
This handy little book belongs in the pocket of every race engineer, student, or enthusiast. A compilation of Smith's extensive knowledge gained over the past 40 years as a race driver and engineer for many winning teams, Engineer in Your Pocket is laid out to make problem solving as simple as possible. When used in one direction, it lists handling problems and their possible causes. Flip the book over and the other side presents causes first and their possible effects. The perfect guide to hands-on troubleshooting, this 32-page book fits in your pocket and is laminated to protect against grime and weather. Published by Carroll Smith. Distributed by SAE.
1997-08-15
Book
This guidebook will assist in the design and integration of composite commercial aircraft structures that exhibit improved durability, maintainability and repairability. Written by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee (CACRC)/Air Transport Association (ATA)/International Air Transport Association (IATA) Design Task Group for international use by composite aircraft component designers, this book identifies problems that have occurred with various composite components and provides potential problem-solving recommendations. Written primarily for composite design engineers, Design of Durable, Repairable, and Maintainable Aircraft Composites should also prove valuable to those in structural engineering, materials and processing, product support, advanced product development, systems engineering, technical services, and maintenance operations.
1996-09-01
Book
John C. Dixon
This book provides detailed coverage of the theory and practice of vehicle cornering and handling. Much of the material in this book is not available elsewhere, including unique information on suspension analysis, understeer/oversteer, bump steer and roll steer, roll centers, limit handling, and aerodynamics. Each chapter ends with a wide selection of problems, providing an ideal review. This book is an excellent resource for vehicle designers and engineering students who want to better understand and analyze the numerous factors affecting vehicle handling.
1996-08-02
Book
J B Russell
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.
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