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.
Accompanying online resources for this title can be found at bloomsburyonlineresources.com/race-car-design. These resources are designed to support teaching and learning when using this textbook and are available at no extra cost.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 566 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 15 mm
"The book is extremely useful and will benefit students across all levels. Examples and calculations are very clear and show all the relevant stages, and the book is written in a very user-friendly way." - Steve Hill, Programme Leader for Motorsport Engineering, University of Derby, UK "This book will be of value to engineering students studying motorsport, undertaking a motorsport design project or participating in Formula Student or Formula SAE. The style of writing is accessible and the book offers a balance between the practical and theoretical aspects of the discipline." - Clive Temple, Programme Director of MSc Advanced Motorsport Engineering, Cranfield University, UK "This is a first rate book covering all the basics of a race car design, even the tires. I highly recommend it as the first book you read if you are in engineer with no background in auto design. It would serve well as a textbook for an undergraduate engineering course in race car design." - Amazon reviewer - 5 stars "As a retired member of the SAE and a motor sports engineer I loved this book ...at 73 there's always more to learn from others. I wish this text was used by all physics professors." Amazon reviewer - 5 stars