Engineering Student Resources

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Hello. Would anyone know a book that covers 4wd road racing cars?

EDIT I'd be happy even with a book that has calculations for just differentials (even just rwd/fwd).

Also is this book:
Competition Car Aerodynamics 3rd Edition
good buy if I have this book already:
Race Car Aerodynamics: Designing for Speed (Technical including tuning & modifying)
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The book you are lloking for is The Science of Vehicle Dynamics from Massimo Guiggiani.

A further usefull books, but just available in German are the following five of the series:

Handbuch Rennwagentechnik

Especially: Datenanalyse, Abstimmung und Entwicklung

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also, there is the unfortunately named MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) which has the whole range of subjects including very pertinent engineering courses.
These come from universities all around the world.

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I believe it is worthwhile to point out that there is an opportunity to protest against paywalls on research papers.
It is a controversial subject which only has as a pro argument that it makes money for some substantial companies. Totally immoral in my opinion and there is quite a lot of resistance to this trend for a variety of reasons.
I would suggest thinking about this because it is an impediment to learning.

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Here are some good MOOCs on subjects that are vaguely relevant

Good refresher on high school physics, friction, inclined planes, energy and so on. Best course in terms of lab experiements (on video). Essential

https://www.edx.org/course/advanced-int ... x-8-mechcx

Aeroplane 101 . Fun, probably not news.

https://courses.edx.org/courses/DelftX/ ... 14/course/

Vehicle Dynamics

https://iversity.org/en/my/courses/vehi ... sson_units
https://iversity.org/en/my/courses/vehi ... sson_units
https://iversity.org/en/my/courses/vehi ... sson_units

There are many MOOCs on data analysis and programming. I enjoyed this one on matlab

https://iversity.org/en/my/courses/mode ... sson_units


Here's a good one

Robots

https://courses.edx.org/courses/course- ... 17/course/

and the best one I finished

Spaceships

https://courses.edx.org/courses/course- ... T1/course/

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Knowledge of what sciences can be useful for understanding the work of racing cars?

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Investment banking
How much TQ does it make though?

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Mudflap wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:53 pm
Investment banking
Funniest post in all of here :lol:

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The Secret Horsepower Race

from - https://www.facebook.com/TheSecretHorsepowerRace/

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Another astounding discovery from this months archive-box digging. German engineers designed, built AND tested for hundreds of running hours - ceramic inlet and exhaust valves in the Daimler-Benz DB600 series. Only the head was solid ceramic, attached to a metallic stem.

This was not done for lightness, but to deal with the highly corrosive fuels then in use, lead-oxide attack was a very serious issue.

I`ve been doing more fuel manufacturing data-crunching - I can say that (at least in 1943) the ratio of 100 Octane Allied fuel to German High Octane C3 fuel ACTUALLY produced in all theatres combined, was about 1:10

I`m saying that the Allies produced ten times as much high octane fuel as Germany in 1943. To give you a figure, Allied production of 100 Octane in 1943 was nearly 10 million tons.

To give this perspective, the Allies produced about 50% more fighter aircraft than Germany over the course of WW2 - but had ten times the high octane fuel. This tells you a lot about the air-war 1940-45.

War is merely racing "for keeps", before WW2 Daimler-Benz and Rolls-Royce were locked in a battle for Air-Speed records in the Spitfire vs. the Heinkel, Me109 and Me209. The Speed-Spitfire was in doubt after the convincing record by Willy-Messerschmitt and pilot Fritz Wendel...

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More from The Secret Horsepower Race by Calum Douglas.

This looks more and more a fantastic book.

A good 2 weeks ahead, leaving Scotland to Germany today for my WW2 Engines presentation to Toyota Motorsport GmbH in Cologne, then back to UK where I`ve found a huge pile of German Camshaft design mathematics to photograph - for experimental high-lift cams for late model DB603L engine.

(Looks like a very nicely modified trapezoidal cam-accerlation - as used in some F1 engines until very recently)