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Race Car Design

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 288
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Recommend to library, View companion site

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Paperback - 9781137030146

27 February 2015

$65.99

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Ebook - 9781137030153

16 September 2017

$52.99

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Based on the principles of engineering science, physics and mathematics, but assuming only an elementary understanding of these, this textbook masterfully explains the theory and practice of the subject.   Bringing together...

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Based on the principles of engineering science, physics and mathematics, but assuming only an elementary understanding of these, this textbook masterfully explains the theory and practice of the subject.   Bringing together key topics, including the chassis frame, suspension, steering, tyres, brakes, transmission, lubrication and fuel systems, this is the first text to cover all the essential elements of race car design in one student-friendly textbook.  It avoids the pitfalls of being either too theoretical and mathematical, or else resorting to approximations without explanation of the underlying theory.  Where relevant, emphasis is placed on the important role that computer tools play in the modern design process.

This book is intended 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 constructors, and enthusiasts.

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  • First text to bring all race car design elements into one volume
  • Includes important role of computer tools where appropriate
  • Written by experienced author, known for his engaging and accessible style
  • Best resource for Formula SAE/Student

1. Racing Car Basics
2. Chassis Structure
3. Suspension Links
4. Springs, Dampers and Anti-roll
5. Tyres and Balance
6. Front Wheel Assembly and Steering
7. Rear Wheel Assembly and Power Transmission
8. Brakes
9. Aerodynamics
10. Engine Systems
11. Set-up and Testing
Appendix 1 Deriving Pacejka Tyre Coefficients
Appendix
 2 Tube Properties.

Free online spreadsheet calculators are available to download on the companion website:

  • Racing car centre of mass calculator (ch 1)
  • Anti-roll bar calculator (ch 4)
  • Individual wheel load calculator (ch 5)
  • Tyre modelling - Pacejka '96 model (ch 5)
  • Ackerman calculator (ch 6)
  • Change of camber with caster and king-pin calculator (ch 6)
Visit www.macmillanihe.com/companion/Seward-Race-Car-Design/resources/ or click through to the companion website under Further Actions above.
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Derek Seward is Emeritus Professor of Engineering at Lancaster University, UK, where he was formerly Head of Engineering and the University Director for Regional Outreach. His experience includes a period as a design structural engineer for consultants and a local authority. He has authored over 50 research papers as well as the textbook Understanding Structures which is now in its fifth edition. In recent years, he has been involved in the design and build of a single-seat racing car.


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Derek Seward is Emeritus Professor of Engineering at Lancaster University, UK, where he was formerly Head of Engineering and the University Director for Regional Outreach. His experience includes a period as a design structural engineer for consultants and a local authority. He has authored over 50 research papers as well as the textbook Understanding Structures which is now in its fifth edition. In recent years, he has been involved in the design and build of a single-seat racing car.


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