Software, books, links...

Here are our CFD links and discussions about aerodynamics, suspension, driver safety and tyres. Please stick to F1 on this forum.
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hehe.....that site is quite good...I've been surfing it on some ocasions for the last couple of years.

manchild
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Do I have anything longer than you? :lol:

No seriously, yesterday I found link to it saved in draft folder at one of my web mails (it’s been there for more than a year probably two) :wink:

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I want to buy one of the books linked there,

Race Car Vehicle Dynamics

but it`s very expensive.
More than 150€.
Is it there somebody who knows this book, or even wants to sell it to me?
Is the book realy so good to pay 150€?

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What it's worth depends on what you are doing, if it saves you making an expensive design mistake - it's cheap.

Personally, I would start with:

The Carroll Smith collection - starting with Engineer to Win, Tune to Win & Prepare to Win; really good nuts and bolts stuff (he also has a book about nuts & bolts :D ) - entertaining to read and written so that a dope like me can understand. I doubt if you could buy better advice anywhere at any price.

Race Car Engineering and Mechanics by Paul Van Valkenburg is very good and takes you deeper into the mathematics of it all. This book was harder for a dope like me to understand ;). Many people say that this book is the bible of chassis tuning...........

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Here are some other books I know of (perhaps some of those can already be found on that linked site).

Race Car Aerodynamics - Joseph Katz, Robert Bentley Publ.1995
Race Car Vehicle Dynamics - W.F & D.L. Milliken, SAE International 1995
The business of Grand Prix Racing - Alan Henry 1991
Competition Car Suspension - Allan Staniforth, Haynes Sparkford 1988
Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles - W. H. Hucho, Osprey Publ. 1987
Build To Win - Keith Noakes, Osprey Publ. 1988
Tune To Win - Carrol Smith, Osprey Publ. 1987
Prepare To Win - Carrol Smith, Osprey Publ.
Engineer To Win - Carrol Smith, Osprey Publ.
The 1000 BHP Grand Prix Cars - Ian Bamsey/ Enrico Benzing, Haynes Sparkford 1988
Grand Prix Car Design & Technology of the 1980s - Alan Henry, Hazleton 1985
Road Vehicle Aerodynamics - A. J. Scribor-Rylski, Pentech Press 1984
The Anatomy & Development of F1 Racing Car from 1975 - Sal Incandela, Haynes, Sparkford 1984
Racing Car Design & Development - Terry / Baker
Automotive Aerodynamics Handbook - H. C. Landa, FICOA, Milwaukee 1977
Design of Racing Sports Cars - C. Campbell, Bentley, Cambs. 1976
Racing & Sports Car Chassis Design - M. Costin/D. Phipps, Batsford London 1974
Sakkis, Tony, Anatomy & Development of the INDY CAR,(c) 1994 Motorbooks International.
Incandela, Sal, The Anatomy & Development of the Formula One Racing Car from 1975, (c) 1990 Haynes Publishing Group.
Beckert, Beverly A., Indy Car Chassis Shape Up with CAD, May 1993, Computer-Aided Engineering. 38-47
Hucho,Wolf-Heinrich, Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles, (c) 1993 Fluid Mechanics Annual Review 25: 485-537
Dominy, R.G., Aerodynamics of Grand Prix cars. Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs. 1984 198D 1-7
Dominy, R.G., The influence of slipstreaming on the performance of a Grand Prix racing car. Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs, 1990 143 35-46.
Tuttle, Tim Survival of the Fittest. On Track Vol. 14 No. 16 1994 30-38.
Flax, Arthur, Engineering the Indy Car,1992 SAE International.
Shaw, C.T., Predicting Vehicle Aerodynamics Using Computational Fluid Dynamics-A User's Perspective. Automotive Aerodynamics 1988 Society of Automotive Engineers. 119-133
Martin, Bruce, New Beginning. Indy Car Racing Magazine June 1994 ICR Publications. 30-34
Lis, Allan, Lola T94/00 Ford XB.Race Car Engineering 1994 Vol.3 No.6 Q Editions Ltd.
Lis, Allan, Follow the Fox, Reynard's Indy Debut. Race Car Engineering 1994 Vol.4 No.2 Q Editions Ltd.
Elshoff, David, 1994 IndyCar Rule Book 1994 Cart Publications.

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the guest was I sorry for not login.

manchold you posted a lot of books, have you read them all?
And do you think Race Car Vehicle Dynamics
is the best one.

The think I like are the many pages so there must be some informations in it.

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Just posted, haven't read them :cry:

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On my formula team, we refer to RCVD as "The Book", and references to the Bible are commonplace.

If you are really serious about suspension design/vehicle dynamics and are able to understand it, nothing beats Milliken. Don't buy it just because you are interested though. Its just too technical for the casual reader.

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Race Car Vehicle Dynamics is easily worth the price tag! Its brilliant, in depth and logical. Rowleys Race Car Engineering book is also excellent, although you have to import it from canada.

MrT

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I been looking for this thread for weeks - Every few days someone requests a recommondation on a reference book or article - Lets try to keep this page on the front page indefinitely. Everybody has a library of books and links - Why not add a few of yours each week?
Composite information:
http://www.sampe.org/store/Papers.aspx?c=&s=&st=7&p=7
Freeware Simulations:
http://colaco.freeshell.org/nasa/simulations.htm
Vehicle dynamic, engineering math & more and much more:
http://www.racer.nl/links.htm#morecars
http://drn.digitalriver.com/category.ph ... driverguid
http://www.simtel.net/product.php%5Bid% ... simtel.net
http://www.multisoft.gr/e-statics.htm
http://www.racing-car-technology.com.au/wgttransex.htm
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... 09261/pg_2
http://www.me.vt.edu/MENewSite/Faculty/ ... adian.html
Engineering Search Engines:
http://www.montague.com/review/engineering.html
Scientific Freeware:
http://www.scientificweb.com/scpdge.html
http://www.jlab.org/~semenov//rlinks/soft.html
http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/down ... index1.htm
CDF Online:
http://www.cfd-online.com/
SAE Papers:
http://www.sae.org/technical/papers/gro ... !969224493
Hope you find something of value in these links. I'd also like to thank Manchild for originating the great idea for this thread.

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You should not pay that much for RCVD. The publisher SAE sells the book for 100 dollars, if you are a student member (fee is only 10 dollars a year) you get a 20% discount. So membership and book will cost you 90 dollars. Don't forget that this is without shipping, but it will never be as expensive as 150€.
Delft University of Technology Racing
'07 Vehicle Dynamics

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If I may just add to this: in case anyone of you is looking to buy a book, do so with amazon.co.uk and use the small adverts that f1t displays aside of the technical articles to navigate to their site.
Doing so would create a small bit of revenue for us.

Thank you :wink:

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