"physics of racing"
sort of meant for novices but good for all
If you bored at home and wanna read some great articles about chassis by Mark Ortiz and such look here:
Mark Ortiz Articles
If any of you read Racecar Engineering you can find these articles in back under "The Consultant".
Also if you know of any other good tech articles feel free to post them here. It would be nice to have a great little reference for good reads when your bored in the winter time.
Several interesting articles on race car handling and driving articles
Two of them are by Wm. C. Mitchell (a.k.a. Bill Mitchell) who should know a few things about suspension geometry. They are in PDF form and you can just save yourself a copy of each.
The technically minded might be interested in this new book. It includes a CD with an Excel based suspension design program called Wan31 and a demo version of WinGeo3 by Wm. C. Mitchell. Here is a link to a description page:
It was written by Warren Rowley:
Check out the "About" section of Rowley's site to see who is involved.Impressive!
You can download a sample 60 page chapter in PDF here to see if it is a book for you (It is for me!):
The book and software is $128. The author says that he and Bill Mitchell discovered errors in the software and this affects many chapters in the book, so they are reprinting it in May. You might want to wait till then to get a copy.
I found this to be informative
The Effects of Chassis Flexibility on Roll
Stiffness of a Winston Cup Race Car
How about text books?
Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics by Tom Gillspie
Theory of Ground Vehicles by Wong
Books for classes they offer at UofM in the Automotive Engineering program. All the fundamentals.
I know, people only read websites and magazines. I'm the same way. Oh well.
I read the book by Tom Gillspe before...To bad I dont remeber anything from it :P
Race Car Vehicle Dynamics by Milliken and Milliken(sp)
All of Carrol Smiths books
How to make your car handle by Fred Puhn
Competition Car suspension by Alan Staniforth.
Bump this for the 2006 season
When I awoke today, suddenly nothing happened
-| 2008 Acura TL |-
Holy 3 year thread grave dig, Batman
1990 Subaru Loyale - SOLD
1996 Nissan 200SX SE - SOLD
1997 Subaru Legacy Sedan FWD - Blow'd Up n' Scrapped
1999 Honda Civic DX
I love that link to the collection of Mark Ortiz's articles...they are usually my favorite bit in RCE...