Racing Car Design and Development

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Dialogue between one of the world’s most experienced racing car designers and a technical author-graduate engineer on the theory and technique of racing car design and development.

Contents include:

The anatomy of a racing car designerLen Terry – A Biographical SketchDescription of nearly 30 Terry designs from clubman’s sports car to Indianapolis winnerA blank sheet of paper – Len Terry explains his procedure for advancing a new design from the sketch pad to the race trackHandling characteristics – The theoretical aspects; oversteer and understeer; practical implicationsStructural considerations – Space-frames and monocoques; the cockpit area; the structural engine; progress and legislationSuspension – Changing needs and layouts; the torsion bar; self-levelling systems; anti-dive and anti-squat; progressive-rate springing; stiffness/weight ratioBrakes, wheels and tires – Influence of smaller wheels; twin-disc brake systems; attention to details; low-profile tire phenomenaAerodynamics – Basic considerations; wings and things; intake ram effect; ‘ground effect’ vehiclesThe cooling system – Radiator location; cooling the oilSafety and comfort; primary and secondary safety; driver comfortMaterialsComponents – Ball joints, batteries, brakes, clutches, dampers, driveshafts, electrics, flexible bearings, flexible fuel cells, gearshift linkages, instruments, non-return valves, nonspill fuel fillers, oil and fuel pipes, Perspex mouldings, radiators, springs and steering gear; design versus developmentThe competition – nine other racing car designers discussedFuture developments

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Robert Bentley, Inc.; 1st Ed. edition (April 1, 1973)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 274 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0837600804
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0837600802
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.06 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.74 x 5.51 inches

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