Chassis Engineering

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Penguin, 1993 - Sports & Recreation - 133 pages
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The most forms of racing, cornering speed is the key to winning. On the street, precise and predictable handling is the key to high performance driving. However, the art and science of engineering a chassis can be difficult to comprehend, let alone apply. But in HPBooks' Chassis Engineering, chassis expert Herb Adams clearly explains the complex principles of suspension geometry and chassis design in terms the novice can easily understand and apply to any project. Hundreds of photos and illustrations offer the information on what it takes to design, build and tune the ultimate chassis for maximum cornering power, both on and off the track. Sections include - Tire Characteristics; - Weight Distribution; - Roll Angle & Roll Force; - Bushings, Springs & Shocks; - Front Suspension Design & Building; - Rear Suspension Design & Building; - Frame Design & Building; - Aerodynamic Downforce; - Vehicle Testing & Tuning. 'Chassis Engineering' gives you the inside edge on how to apply the principles of suspension and chassis design for any application. Go ahead - enhance the cornering performance of your sports car. Set-up you Modified for circle tracks. Tune your vintage or road-racer for more cornering speed. You can even learn to set-up a Winston Cup car for the high banks of Daytona! Chassis Engineering is a must-have reference for novices and professionals alike.
 

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Excellent resources for the doityourselfer. The only resource I have found that gives you the precise calculations to configure your own suspension. Many books or magazine articles allude to this but only this gives you the info you really need. Read full review

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Great book lots of good straight forward knowledge

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Contents

TIRE CHARACTERISTICS
1
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION DYNAMICS
6
ROLL ANGLE ROLL FORCE DISTRIBUTION
13
BUSHINGS DEFLECTIONS
19
SPRINGS SHOCKS
25
TYPES OF FRONT SUSPENSION
37
FRONT SUSPENSION DESIGN
43
BUILDING A FRONT SUSPENSION
55
INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION DESIGN
73
BUILDING REAR SUSPENSIONS
79
FRAME DESIGN
85
BUILDING A FRAME
94
AERODYNAMIC DOWNFORCE
98
ROTATING INERTIA
106
VEHICLE TESTING TUNING
110
INDEX
126

LIVE AXLE REAR SUSPENSION DESIGN
60

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About the author (1993)

David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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