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- DescriptionBased 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, kwn 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.
- Author BiographyDerek Seward is Emeritus Professor of Engineering at Lancaster University, UK, where he was formerly Head of Engineering and the University Director for Regional Outreach. His experience includes a period as a design structural engineer for consultants and a local authority. He has authored over 50 research papers as well as the textbook Understanding Structures which is now in its fifth edition. In recent years, he has been involved in the design and build of a single-seat racing car.
- Author(s)Derek Seward
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication14/10/2014
- SubjectEngineering & Technology: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Note27 graphs, 18 black & white tables, 18 colour illustrations, 179 diagrames
- Weight559 g
- Width191 mm
- Height247 mm
- Spine15 mm
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