Modifying the Aerodynamics of Your Road Car

Modifying the Aerodynamics of Your Road Car
Author : Julian Edgar
Publisher : Veloce Publishing
Total Pages : 248
Release : 2018-12-18
ISBN 10 : 1787112837
ISBN 13 : 9781787112834
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modifying the Aerodynamics of Your Road Car Book Description:

Modifying the Aerodynamics of Your Road Car is a unique handbook that assumes no starting knowledge of vehicle aerodynamics. It begins with simple ideas and finishes with sophisticated and effective aerodynamic modifications that work. Three major chapters cover on-road testing techniques that give you all the information you need to decide what modifications you should make - and, after you’ve made them, how well they work. Low-cost techniques allow you to visualize the patterns of airflow over your car so that you can actually see the problem areas that need improvement. Uniquely, you’re also shown how to measure aerodynamic pressures, so you can determine which body surfaces are creating lift, drag and downforce. Want to work out where a wing should be placed? On-road testing to find that out is covered as well. The book also shows you how to measure downforce to see if that wing is actually working! If you wish to reduce drag, more than ten different areas are covered. Reducing frontal area, lowering cooling system drag, optimizing vehicle ride height and rake, reducing the strength of the wake, achieving clean airflow separation and optimizing wheel designs are all covered using the latest research findings. And if you’re a performance driver, there’s a major chapter devoted to reducing lift and improving stability. This chapter includes the design and development of undertrays and diffusers, wings and spoilers. The example car developed measurable downforce when fitted with an undertray and rear diffuser, something that transformed its on-road handling. The author has been writing about the aerodynamics of road cars for more than 25 years. He is also an experienced and proficient car modifier who has performed numerous aerodynamic modifications and upgrades to his own cars. The book’s technical consultant, RH Barnard, is an acknowledged world leading automotive aerodynamicist. If you want a practical, hands-on guide that demystifies and explains car aerodynamics, and shows you how to make effective aerodynamic modifications to your car, this book is for you.

Car Aerodynamic Testing for Road and Track 2nd Edition

Car Aerodynamic Testing for Road and Track   2nd Edition
Author : Julian Edgar
Publisher :
Total Pages : 70
Release : 2021-03-08
ISBN 10 : 9798718561531
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Car Aerodynamic Testing for Road and Track 2nd Edition Book Description:

At last - a book that shows you how to test the aerodynamics of your road or track car. Measure downforce, lift and drag - all with low cost and easily obtained equipment. See airflow behaviour, measure aerodynamic pressures causing lift and drag, and measure airflow speed - even under the car. No more guessing, using rules of thumb or just copying what others have done. Develop undertrays and diffusers that work, set wing angles to give the right results, and optimise drag. Practical, down to earth and low in cost, the techniques covered in this book will revolutionize how you modify the aero of your road or track car. This is the second edition - twice as large as the first edition, with many more examples and new chapters.

Car Aerodynamic Testing for Road and Track

Car Aerodynamic Testing for Road and Track
Author : Julian Edgar
Publisher :
Total Pages : 36
Release : 2020-09-24
ISBN 10 : 9798689717708
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Car Aerodynamic Testing for Road and Track Book Description:

At last - a book that shows you how to test the aerodynamics of your road or track car. Measure downforce, lift and drag - all with low cost and easily obtained equipment. See airflow behavior, measure aerodynamic pressures causing lift and drag, and measure airflow speed - even under the car. No more guessing, using rules of thumb or just copying what others have done. Develop undertrays and diffusers that work, set wing angles to give the right results, and optimise drag.Practical, down to earth and low in cost, the techniques covered in this book will revolutionize how you modify the aero of your road or track car.

Automotive and engine technology

Automotive and engine technology
Author : Michael Bargende
Publisher : expert verlag
Total Pages : 793
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 3816921809
ISBN 13 : 9783816921806
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Automotive and engine technology Book Description:

Race Car Aerodynamics

Race Car Aerodynamics
Author : J Katz
Publisher : Robert Bentley, Incorporated
Total Pages : 280
Release : 1996-03-08
ISBN 10 : 0837601428
ISBN 13 : 9780837601427
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Car Aerodynamics Book Description:

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.

Optimising Car Performance Modifications

Optimising Car Performance Modifications
Author : Julian Edgar
Publisher : Veloce Publishing
Total Pages : 80
Release : 2018-09-11
ISBN 10 : 1787113183
ISBN 13 : 9781787113183
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimising Car Performance Modifications Book Description:

Optimising Car Performance Modifications is a highly practical and useful book that covers brilliant techniques to the guesswork out of performance modification. Using just some low-cost tools, you can easily measure the flow restriction of your car’s intake and exhaust. It’s like having a huge flow-bench always available. By making some simple on-road measurements, you can plot the shape of the engine’s power and torque curves - no dyno needed. This allows you to not only see if performance modifications to the engine are improving power, but also see where in the rev range those changes are occurring. Assess the worth of cams, a larger turbo, changed boost control or altered engine management mapping. But the book doesn’t stop there - it also shows you how to measure your car’s aerodynamics, seeing if at speed your car is developing lift or downforce. Want to make a rear wing work well? Test the angle at which downforce is greatest. You can also test the aerodynamic airflow through oil coolers, intercoolers and radiators. Interested in improving your suspension? By using a low-cost app and a smartphone, you can accurately measure suspension behaviour. If you want a practical, hands-on book that will immediately save you money, show where modifications are most needed, and can be used to assess performance outcomes, this is the book for you.

Custom Air Suspension

Custom Air Suspension
Author : Julian Edgar
Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2017-11-07
ISBN 10 : 9781787117228
ISBN 13 : 1787117227
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Custom Air Suspension Book Description:

A step-by-step guide to DIY air suspension for your road car. Manufacturers like Mercedes, Tesla, Audi and Cadillac choose air suspension because they can achieve the highest quality in ride and handling, but until now, there hasn’t been a book that shows you how to get the best from aftermarket air suspension for your road car. This book covers both theory and practice – from the technical advantages of air suspension through to detailed coverage of the development, installation and tuning of a custom air suspension system. It looks at wiring and plumbing, covers a brilliant new low cost electronic air suspension controller, and even shows how to source low-cost components from cars originally sold with air suspension. Want to buy an air suspension kit off the shelf? That’s covered as well, with the six key questions to ask before buying. Written by a prolific hands-on modifier, who has designed and fitted air suspension to his own car, this book is a practical, easy-to-follow guide. Whether you’re after the best ride and handling, or simply like being able to raise or lower your car at the turn of a knob, this book will show you how to do it.

How to Modify Your Retro Or Classic Car for High Performance

How to Modify Your Retro Or Classic Car for High Performance
Author : Daniel Stapleton
Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2012-03-15
ISBN 10 : 9781845842895
ISBN 13 : 1845842898
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Modify Your Retro Or Classic Car for High Performance Book Description:

How to modify and upgrade a retro or classic saloon or sports car for modern road or motorsport use, instruments, engine, gearbox, overdrive, wheels, tyres, supercharging and turbocharging, suspension, oil cooling and systems, clutch, cooling, brakes, back axle and drivetrain, exhaust, dyno tuning, carburation, preparation for motorsport.

DIY Testing of Car Modifications

DIY Testing of Car Modifications
Author : Julian Edgar
Publisher : CreateSpace
Total Pages : 46
Release : 2013-04-26
ISBN 10 : 1484007239
ISBN 13 : 9781484007235
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DIY Testing of Car Modifications Book Description:

Would you like to be able to test your car modifications without needing a flow bench, dyno and wind tunnel? You can! Welcome to a series of great, down-to-earth and practical testing techniques you can carry out on the road without having to spend a lot of money. Test the flow of airboxes, airfilters, cat converters and mufflers. Aerodynamically test your car and improve the flow through intercoolers and into airboxes. Analyse handling, turbo response, cam timing changes and engine management tuning changes. And not only can you test the results of your modifications, you can also make measurements that will show you which modifications are likely to be the most effective on your car. This is a book that should be on the shelf of every car modifier.

Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition

Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition
Author : Simon McBeath
Publisher : Veloce Publishing Ltd
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2017-01-24
ISBN 10 : 9781787110861
ISBN 13 : 1787110869
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition Book Description:

From historical background to state of the art techniques, and with chapters covering airdams, splitters, spoilers, wings, underbodies and myriad miscellaneous devices, Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition also features in-depth case studies from across the motorsport spectrum to help develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject.