The Leading Edge
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BeschreibungThe Leading Edge is the first book to summarize the design and construction issues of solar cars and ultralight land vehicles. Author Goro Tamai draws on his own experience in designing solar cars at MIT to produce a book for the ground-up streamlined land-vehicle designer or constructor, as well as for the solar/electric/ultralight vehicle enthusiast. As with any engineering problem, the "best" body shape for solar cars, HPVs, or Electrathoners is not the body of absolute lowest drag. The vehicle system, including the driver, chassis, and energy/drive system must work in concert to produce the maximum output. The Leading Edge will help designers quantify the trade-offs, and make logical decisions.-- Vehicles covered include solar cars, human-powered vehicles (HPV), solar brakes, electrathon racers, ground-up hybrid or pure electric vehicles, and fuel-economy record cars-- Numerous examples using specific race cars and teams, and how designers solved problems-- Full definition of terms, with equations and examples provided for determining key aerodynamic parameters-- All design and construction issues, from body shape, to wheels, to canopy integration, to solar panel sizing-- How to do in-the-field testing and diagnosis of aerodynamic performances-- Special overview section reviews the history of ultra-streamlined land vehicle development
Untertitel: 'Engineering and Performance'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BENTLEY ROBERT INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1999
Seitenanzahl: 292 Seiten