Race Car Aerodynamics: Designing for Speed / Edition 2

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The first book to summarize the secrets of the rapidly developing field of high-speed vehicle design. From F1 to Indy Car, Drag and Sedan racing, this book provides clear explanations for engineers who want to improve their design skills and enthusiasts who simply want to understand how their favorite race cars go fast. Explains how aerodynamics win races, why downforce is more important than streamlining and drag reduction, designing wings and venturis, plus wind tunnel designs and more.
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Summarizes fundamentals of high-speed vehicle design, providing explanations for engineers and racing enthusiasts. Chapters on aerodynamic forces and terms, performance testing, airfoils and wings, and aerodynamics of the complete vehicle offer explanations, relevant equations, numerous b&w photos and diagrams, and examples of historically important and current designs. Includes appendices on drag coefficients and wind tunnels. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780837601427
  • Publisher: Bentley Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 477,415
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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  • Posted July 5, 2010

    Good informtion, Bad publisher

    The information in this book is great. It covers almost everything related to aerodynamics and how they affect the car and why. I would rate this book at 4.5 out of 5 on content.

    The one thing i did not like about this purchase was the publishing. Many symbols and greek letters are missig from the equations and text. If you have some background of phyics and are descent with algebra then you can fill in the blanks (literal blanks left in the text), but it does make it very difficult to follow where the author is going when you have to stop and concentrate on problem solving rather than the general thought the author is trying to get across.

    I tried contacting the publisher about the printing errors, but they will not respond. I will not purchase another book by Bentley Publshers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2002

    the best

    this explians all the aerodynamic properties and physics of diffrent types of race cars and the basics of aerodynamancy

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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