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Outside The Research Lab Volume 2

Author : Sharon Ann Holgate
ISBN : 9781643272702
Genre : Science
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This book explores the physics and technology inherent to preserving and restoring old forms of transport as well as creating modern transport for today and for our future needs. This book provides readers with interesting insight into some of the diverse applications for physics outside of research laboratories. It also covers several different aspects of transport, ranging from the restoration of vintage buses to the materials used in the latest supercars.

Race Car Aerodynamics

Author : J Katz
ISBN : 0837601428
Genre : Transportation
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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.

Computational Fluid Dynamics For Engineers

Author : Tuncer Cebeci
ISBN : 354080725X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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History reminds us of ancient examples of fluid dynamics applications such as the Roman baths and aqueducts that fulfilled the requirements of the engineers who built them; of ships of various types with adequate hull designs, and of wind energy systems, built long before the subject of fluid mechanics was formalized by Reynolds, Newton, Euler, Navier, Stokes, Prandtl and others. The twentieth century has witnessed many more examples of applications of fluid dynamics for the use of humanity, all designed without the use of electronic computers. They include prime movers such as internal-combustion engines, gas and steam turbines, flight vehicles, and environmental systems for pollution control and ventilation. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) deals with the numerical analysis of these phenomena. Despite impressive progress in recent years, CFD remains an imperfect tool in the comparatively mature discipline of fluid dynamics, partly because electronic digital computers have been in widespread use for less than thirty years. The Navier-Stokes equations, which govern the motion of a Newtonian viscous fluid were formulated well over a century ago. The most straightforward method of attacking any fluid dynamics problem is to solve these equations for the appropriate boundary conditions. Analytical solutions are few and trivial and, even with today's supercomputers, numerically exact solution of the complete equations for the three-dimensional, time-dependent motion of turbulent flow is prohibitively expensive except for basic research studies in sim ple configurations at low Reynolds numbers. Therefore, the "straightforward" approach is still impracticable for engineering purposes.

Driving Ambition

Author : Doug Nye
ISBN : 1852278412
Genre : McLaren automobiles
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Subtitled: The Official Inside Story of the McLaren F1. The story of a pursuit of excellence, with all the twists and turns that occurred along the way. The story of an idea, a dream of conceptual brilliance, and of how it was brought to fruition by a group of highly motivated and intensely capable individuals working as a focused and disciplined team. A human story of anecdotes and humor, Driving Ambition captures the spirit and the story of the McLaren F1. A book for anyone who has ever understood the vision, the passion and the power of beautiful, fast cars. Hdbd., 12"x 12", 272 pgs., 50 b&w ill., 628 color.


Author : Jim Gourley
ISBN : 9781937716448
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Triathlon is among the world's most gear-intensive sports. The gear you select and how you use it can mean big results--or bigger disappointment. FASTER takes a scientific look at triathlon to see what truly makes you faster--and busts the myths and doublespeak that waste your money and race times. In this fascinating exploration of the forces at play in the swim-bike-run sport, astronautical engineer and triathlete Jim Gourley shows where to find free speed, speed on a budget, and the gear upgrades that are worth it. FASTER offers specific, science-based guidance on the fastest techniques and the most effective gear, answering questions like: Which wetsuit is best for me? What's the best way to draft a swimmer? Should I buy a lighter bike? Deep dish or disc wheels? Are lighter shoes faster? Who's right about running technique? Gourley reviews published studies in peer-reviewed journals to show what scientists have learned about swim drafting, pacing the bike leg, race strategy for short and long-course racing, and the fastest ways to handle transitions. FASTER will change how you think about your body, your gear, and the world around you. With science on your side, you'll make the smart calls that will make you a better, faster triathlete.

Abandoned In Place

Author : Roland Miller
ISBN : 9780826356260
Genre : Photography
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Stenciled on many of the deactivated facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the evocative phrase “abandoned in place” indicates the structures that have been deserted. Some structures, too solid for any known method of demolition, stand empty and unused in the wake of the early period of US space exploration. Now Roland Miller’s color photographs document the NASA, Air Force, and Army facilities across the nation that once played a crucial role in the space race. Rapidly succumbing to the elements and demolition, most of the blockhouses, launch towers, tunnels, test stands, and control rooms featured in Abandoned in Place are located at secure military or NASA facilities with little or no public access. Some have been repurposed, but over half of the facilities photographed no longer exist. The haunting images collected here impart artistic insight while preserving an important period in history.

Competition Car Downforce

Author : Simon McBeath
ISBN : 0854299777
Genre : Automobiles, Racing
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The main aspects of downforce-inducing and uplift-reducing devices are explained in a thorough yet readable fashion, making this a valuable resource for competition drivers, amateur and professional constructors, and armchair enthusiasts alike. Data from major manufacturers, interviews with experts, and reports from race teams are collected here to explain the evolution of airdams, splitters, spoilers, and wings, from the earliest days of racing to the present. Other points of interest include: -- The theory of downforce lift and drag for road vehicles -- The use of wind tunnels and computational dynamics -- Regulations and restrictions -- Case studies from Formula 1, IndyCar, Formula 3000, Formula 3, sprint cars, sports cars, dragsters, and motorcycles

The International Vehicle Aerodynamics Conference

Author : IMechE
ISBN : 9780081002452
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Aerodynamics has never been more central to the development of cars, commercial vehicles, motorbikes, trains and human powered vehicles, driven by the need for efficiency: reducing carbon dioxide emissions, reducing fuel consumption, increasing range and alleviating problems associated with traffic congestion. Reducing vehicle weight makes it more challenging to ensure that they are stable and handle well over a wide range of environmental conditions. Lighter structures are also more vulnerable to aerodynamically induced vibration. Alongside this, customers demand an environment that is quiet, comfortable and maintains their vision of the world around them in all weathers. These aims must be met by designing vehicles that engage customers emotionally, promoting the brand values of manufacturers and operators. This can only be done by collaboration between designers and aerodynamicists. Examine the latest developments in vehicle aerodynamic development Explore opportunities to network and share experiences around different areas Focus on future challenges and the engineering knowledge and technology required to resolve them Discuss other areas of development including handling and stability, tyre aerodynamics and modelling, aeroacoustics and fluid structure interaction

Aerodynamics Of Road Vehicles

Author : Wolf-Heinrich Hucho
ISBN : 9781483102078
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles details the aerodynamics of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, sports cars, and race cars; their external flow field; as well as their internal flow field. The book, after giving an introduction to automobile aerodynamics and some fundamentals of fluid mechanics, covers topics such as the performance and aerodynamics of different kinds of vehicles, as well as test techniques for their aerodynamics. The book also covers other concepts related to automobiles such as cooling systems and ventilations for vehicles. The text is recommended for mechanical engineers and phycisists in the automobile industry who would like to understand more about aerodynamics of motor vehicles and its importance on the field of road safety and automobile production.

Red Bull Racing F1 Car Manual 2nd Edition

Author : Steve Rendle
ISBN : 0857338013
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This new edition of the Manual is comprehensively updated to include the 2011, 2012 and 2013 World Championship winning Red Bull cars (the original book covers the 2010 RB6). In particular, the 'Anatomy' chapter, which includes details of developments introduced since the original book was published in June 2011, including KERS, DRS, developments due to rule changes concerning 'blown' diffusers, and the switch from Bridgestone to Pirelli tyres, as well as the change to 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged engines and the hybrid ERS (Energy Recovery System) introduced for the 2014 season.

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