Flow visualization is an important factor in the aerodynamic development of passenger cars and ground vehicles. This report offers an overview of techniques used to examine complex flow fields, concentrating on techniques used in automotive wind tunnels. Includes numerous full-color photographs showing various flow fields. The following flow visualization techniques are discussed in this report: Surface Flow Description Using Yarn Tufts Surface Flow Description Using a Continuous Oil Film Flow Field Description Using Smoke Streamers Flow Field Description Using Helium Bubbles Streamer Flow Field Description Using a Continuous Motion Survey - Computer Generated Graphics And Many More
It's no secret that lost races and crashes are caused by what is usually referred to as mechanical failure. But author Carroll Smith rightly contends that all failures are human in origin. Poor designs, incorrect manufacture and assembly, unreasonable demands, and negligent maintenance all lead to the dreaded "mechanical failure." Engineer To Win details racing materials technology and many other related subjects. Published by Motorbooks International. Distributed by SAE.
This manual is written as a guide for the designer of leaf spring installations. It contains information which will make it possible to calculate the space required for a leaf spring, to provide suitable attachments, and to determine the elastic and geometric properties of the assembly. The detail design of the spring itself also is described, but it was not the intention of the Committee to lay down fixed rules for this. The choice of leaf lengths, leaf thicknesses, and leaf curvatures depends upon the type of installation and upon the kind of service. Only an experienced spring engineer can make the best choice of these factors. It is therefore recommended that the designer of a leaf spring installation consult a spring maker before the design is finalized.
This publication presents information on technological developments regarding universal joints, including details on design and application practices which have proven to be successful. Subjects covered include: all power transmitting mechanisms classified as universal joints - both the constant and nonconstant velocity types the most commonly used driveshaft arrangements applications requiring the transmission of power from the power source to a drivetrain member; drivetrain disturbances analytical procedures for design analysis, evaluation and application
This book clearly explains the basic principles of vehicle dynamics, relating these to the various systems of the racing car and to the inputs and control functions of the racing driver. Carroll Smith explores the subject step-by-step and explains how and why each system is supposed to work. Published by Aero Publishers, Inc. Distributed by SAE.
This book contains down-to-earth specific instructions on how to set up a race car in a professional manner. The whole spectrum of race car preparation is covered. Published by Aero Publishers, Inc. Distributed by SAE.