Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles : From Fluid Mechanics to Vehicle Engineering
/p> Contents include:* Introduction to Automobile Aerodynamics (including a section on its history) * Some Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics * Performance of Cars and Light Trucks * Aerodynamics Drag of Passenger Cars * Directional Stability * Function, Safety, and Comfort * Wind Noise * High-Performance Vehicles * Commercial Vehicles * Motorcycles * Engine Cooling * Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning of Passenger Cars * Wind Tunnels * Measurement and Test Techniques * Computational Fluid Dynamics Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles is an indispensable book for vehicle engineers, designers, researchers, and those working in government regulatory agencies. It is also an excellent introduction for students, and an insightful look for the enthusiast at why vehicles behave as they do. The book covers aerodynamic principles of: Passenger cars; Commercial vehicles; Sports and race car; Motorcycles. By reading this book, vehicle engineers and designers will be able to: Apply general rules to solve your own design problems; Develop test techniques and design strategies to maximise aerodynamic effectiveness.
Car enthusiasts will gain an understanding of: Why vehicles behave as they do; The factors affecting vehicle performance, handling, safety, and comfort. Students will learn: The fundamentals of aerodynamics and its application in the 'real-world' of vehicle design; How to apply specific experimental results as general rules to solve design problems./P
- Hardback | 956 pages
- 175.26 x 256.54 x 63.5mm | 2,018.48g
- 15 Feb 1998
- SAE International
- Society of Automotive Engineers,U.S.
- Warrendale, United States
- 4th Revised edition
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