Tune to Win

Author: Carroll Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 0850458080
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Automobiles, Racing

Covers the development and tuning of race car by clearly explaining the basic principles of vehicle dynamics and relating these principles to the input and control functions of the racing driver. An exceptional book written by a true professional.

Carroll Smith s Nuts Bolts Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook

Author: Carroll Smith
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0879384069
Release Date: 1990-08-05
Genre: Transportation

This complete guide analyzes the thousands of options available and shows you how to choose the correct fastener for any application, whether it be racing, street performance or restoration. Plus important information on thread cutting, torque, material selection, inserts, panel fasteners and much more. Pub. 1990.

Engineer to Win

Author: Carroll Smith
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 0879381868
Release Date: 1985-01-11
Genre: Transportation

Current state of the art in racing technology by a foremost expert in the field. Covers all forms of racing cars and includes a thorough analysis of metallurgy, metal fatigue and general materials technology. Details specific components and specific activities such as heat treatments, stress relieving, etc. Plus aerodynamics, ground effects, brakes, tools, and more. ...excellent information. Popular Cars magazine.

How to Make Your Car Handle

Author: Fred Puhn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0912656468
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Transportation

Offers instructions for tuning or modifying all car parts for improved handling, safety, and performance

Chassis Engineering

Author: Herb Adams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1557880557
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Chassis Engineering for HP Cars Manual Chassis Design Covers Center Of Gravity And Roll Center Enhancing Road Handling Ability Step-By-Step Guide Tire Technology And Front and Rear Suspensions Brakes; Shocks And Springs

Drive to Win

Author: Carroll Smith
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: CORNELL:31924079652529
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Race car engineer and best selling author Carroll Smith applies his knowledge to the art of race rules, techniques & procedure of race car evaluation.

Prepare to Win

Author: Carroll Smith
Publisher: Carroll Smith Consulting
ISBN: 0615547338
Release Date: 2012-04-12
Genre: Transportation

One of road racings top professionals presents here a vast amount of his accumulated car preparation knowledge. Covers fasteners, plumbing, riveting and welding, basic metal work, braking system, clutch, suspension, wheels and tires, engine, gearbox, electrics, fuel cells, paint and paperwork.

Fast Car Physics

Author: Chuck Edmondson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801898235
Release Date: 2011-01-24
Genre: Mathematics

Revving engines, smoking tires, and high speeds. Car racing enthusiasts and race drivers alike know the thrill of competition, the push to perform better, and the agony - and dangers - of bad decisions. This title explains just what's going on during any race, why, and how a driver can improve control and ultimately win.

Race Car Design

Author: Derek Seward
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137030153
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Based on the principles of engineering science, physics and mathematics, but assuming only an elementary understanding of these, Race Car Design masterfully explains the theory and practice of the subject. Bringing together key topics, including the chassis frame, tyres, suspension, steering and brakes, this is the first text to cover all the essential elements of race car design in one student-friendly textbook. Race Car Design: - Features a wealth of illustrations, including a full-colour plate section - Demonstrates the important role of computer tools - Uses dozens of clear examples and calculations to illustrate both theory and practical applications - Is written by an experienced author, known for his engaging and accessible style This book is an ideal accompaniment 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 enthusiasts.

Race Car Engineering and Mechanics

Author: Paul Van Valkenburgh
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1557883661
Release Date: 2001-05-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A comprehensive guide on how to tune, test, and win in any form of racing. Includes technical information on all areas of race car engineering, including suspension and chassis, springs, brakes, aerodynamics, engine systems, safety, driving, testing, computers in racing, and a special section on race cars of the future.

Road and Off Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook

Author: Gianpiero Mastinu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420004908
Release Date: 2014-01-06
Genre: Science

Featuring contributions from leading experts, the Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of all the major issues involved in road vehicle dynamic behavior. While the focus is on automobiles, this book also highlights motorcycles, heavy commercial vehicles, and off-road vehicles. The authors of the individual chapters, both from automotive industry and universities, address basic issues, but also include references to significant papers for further reading. Thus the handbook is devoted both to the beginner, wishing to acquire basic knowledge on a specific topic, and to the experienced engineer or scientist, wishing to have up-to-date information on a particular subject. It can also be used as a textbook for master courses at universities. The handbook begins with a short history of road and off-road vehicle dynamics followed by detailed, state-of-the-art chapters on modeling, analysis and optimization in vehicle system dynamics, vehicle concepts and aerodynamics, pneumatic tires and contact wheel-road/off-road, modeling vehicle subsystems, vehicle dynamics and active safety, man-vehicle interaction, intelligent vehicle systems, and road accident reconstruction and passive safety. Provides extensive coverage of modeling, simulation, and analysis techniques Surveys all vehicle subsystems from a vehicle dynamics point of view Focuses on pneumatic tires and contact wheel-road/off-road Discusses intelligent vehicle systems technologies and active safety Considers safety factors and accident reconstruction procedures Includes chapters written by leading experts from all over the world This text provides an applicable source of information for all people interested in a deeper understanding of road vehicle dynamics and related problems.

Race Car Aerodynamics

Author: J Katz
Publisher: Robert Bentley, Incorporated
ISBN: 0837601428
Release Date: 1996-03-08
Genre: Transportation

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.

Engineer to Win

Author: Carroll Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 0850456282
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Automobiles, Racing

Current state of the art in racing technology by a foremost expert in the field. Covers all forms of racing cars and includes a thorough analysis of metallurgy, metal fatigue and general materials technology. Details specific components and specific activities such as heat treatments, stress relieving, etc. Plus aerodynamics, ground effects, brakes, tools, and more. ...excellent information. Popular Cars magazine.