Written for the engineer as well as the race car enthusiast, Race Car Vehicle Dynamics includes much information that is not available in any other vehicle dynamics text. Truly comprehensive in its coverage of the fundamental concepts of vehicle dynamics and their application in a racing environment, this book has become the definitive reference on this topic. Although the primary focus is on the race car, the engineering fundamentals detailed are also applicable to passenger car design and engineering. Authors Bill and Doug Milliken have developed many of the original vehicle dynamics theories and principles covered in this book, including the Moment Method, "g-g" Diagram, pair analysis, lap time simulation, and tire data normalization. The book also includes contributions from other experts in the field.
This fourth edition updates the basic truck engineering data from previous editions and introduces the latest advancements in electronic applications to truck power trains and operations, assuring optimum performance and economy with a safer and cleaner environment. Useful data from official government tests on anti-lock brakes and traction enhance this edition. Likewise, environmental concerns are addressed through the use of non-polluting vehicles using alternative fuels and electrical energy.
History of the Electric Automobile covers the evolution from the first electric vehicles of the 1880s to the advances of today. Beginning with early electric vehicle development in England, France, and the United States, this book provides an in-depth look at the so-called "golden age of electric vehicles" (1895-1905), demonstrating the technological improvements and business risks of this era. This history also explores the "dead period" of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and the subsequent re-birth of interest in electric vehicles in the early 1960s. Events which have impacted the development of electric cars since then -- most notably the Electric Vehicle Act of 1976 -- are also examined. The book also features an appendix section containing such information as a name table of American electric cars, the Electric Vehicle Act of 1976, "nostalgia", and more. A glossary and index are also included.
Written by David Cebon, Research Director of the Cambridge vehicle dynamics consortium, this award winning publication focuses on the interaction between heavy vehicles and roads. Organized into six sections, contents include: road response and damage; static loading considerations; dynamic tire forces; road damage due to dynamic tire forces; suspension assessment.
This book attempts to find a middle ground by balancing engineering principles and equations of use to every automotive engineer with practical explanations of the mechanics involved, so that those without a formal engineering degree can still comprehend and use most of the principles discussed. Either as an introductory text or a practical professional overview, this book is an ideal reference.
Utility Vehicle Design Handbook contains valuable information of use to anyone interested in the principles, mechanics, or development of vehicles used by utility companies: engineers, designers, specifiers, buyers, fleet managers, and maintenance personnel. With up-to-date details on the latest technology, research, and equipment in the utility vehicle field, this handbook provides practical information for anyone working with vehicles used in the utility and communications industries. It collects a wealth of information from many sources into one comprehensive reference on utility vehicles. Completely updated to keep the handbook concise and timely, the second edition provides up-to-date details on the latest technology, research, and equipment in the utility vehicle field, plus updated sections on standards and terminology.
After months of preparation, practice and planning, the season's race championship can rely on just one fastener doing its job. If that fastener shears or loosens, the whole race can be lost -- not to mention valuable machinery and even lives. This informative publication is a guide to hardware for race and street cars. Famed race team manager Carroll Smith tells you what each nut, bolt, fastener, and plumbing piece is, how it works, how to torque it, where to use it, and where not to use it. Over 320 photographs, technical drawings, and illustrations are included. Published by Motorbooks International. Distributed by SAE.
Flow visualization is an important factor in the aerodynamic development of passenger cars and ground vehicles. This report offers an overview of techniques used to examine complex flow fields, concentrating on techniques used in automotive wind tunnels. Includes numerous full-color photographs showing various flow fields. The following flow visualization techniques are discussed in this report: Surface Flow Description Using Yarn Tufts Surface Flow Description Using a Continuous Oil Film Flow Field Description Using Smoke Streamers Flow Field Description Using Helium Bubbles Streamer Flow Field Description Using a Continuous Motion Survey - Computer Generated Graphics And Many More
It's no secret that lost races and crashes are caused by what is usually referred to as mechanical failure. But author Carroll Smith rightly contends that all failures are human in origin. Poor designs, incorrect manufacture and assembly, unreasonable demands, and negligent maintenance all lead to the dreaded "mechanical failure." Engineer To Win details racing materials technology and many other related subjects. Published by Motorbooks International. Distributed by SAE.
This book clearly explains the basic principles of vehicle dynamics, relating these to the various systems of the racing car and to the inputs and control functions of the racing driver. Carroll Smith explores the subject step-by-step and explains how and why each system is supposed to work. Published by Aero Publishers, Inc. Distributed by SAE.
This book contains down-to-earth specific instructions on how to set up a race car in a professional manner. The whole spectrum of race car preparation is covered. Published by Aero Publishers, Inc. Distributed by SAE.