Race Car Aerodynamics : Designing for Speed

by Joseph Katz

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New Directions in Race Car Aerodynamics is the first book to summarize the secrets of the rapidly developing field of high-speed vehicle design. Over the past 15 years, author Joseph Katz has been involved with aerodynamic development in the most competitive areas of motorsport today.

Overview: Aerodynamics and Race Cars
The Impact of Aerodynamics on Vehicle Shape
Aerodynamic Downforce and Performance
Creating and Measuring Aerodynamic Forces
How Aerodynamics Shapes Race Cars
The Impact of Racing Aerodynamics on Production Cars
The Following Chapters

Aerodynamic Forces and Terms
Basic Terminology
The Boundary Layer
Bernoulli's Equation
Flow Over Bodies and the Pressure Coefficient
Drag, Lift, and Side Force
Relevant Literature

Tools of the Trade
Road Testing
Wind Tunnel Methods
Computational Methods

Airfoils and Wings
Airfoils: Basic Definitions
Finite Wings
Basic Lifting Surface Interactions
Examples of Various Airfoil Shapes

Aerodynamics and Vehicle Performance
Tire Performance
Vehicle Dynamics
The Effect of Aerodynamics on Performance

Aerodynamics of the Complete Vehicle
Basic Vehicle Body Concepts
Aerodynamics of the Complete Vehicle
Flow Over Wheels
Sliding Seals and Skirts
Underbody Channels (Venturis)
Simple Add-ons: Spoilers, Strakes, and Wickers
Internal Flow
Race Car Wings

Real-world Examples
Milestones: Historically Important Designs
More Current Examples

Appendix 1: Drag Coefficients

Appendix 2: Wind Tunnels

product details

  • Publisher: Robert Bentley, Inc Publishers
  • ISBN: 0837601428 (0-837-60142-8)
  • ISBN-13: 9780837601427 (978-0-837-60142-7)
  • Format: Softcover, 316 pages
  • Date Published: 2006


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