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Vehicle Dynamics and Damping

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This book explains the influence of damping on the ride and handling of race and sports cars. The author deals with the myths about damping, explaining the correllation between laws of physics and damping design, showing that there is nothing myterious about the way dampers work or damping forces can be manipulated. If the tire is the most important part transmitting engine power to the pavement, an integrated damping/suspension system is the second most important component between engine power and road surface. Over the last decades, suspension design and tuning has become one of the most important reasons for success on the race track. One of the most significant achievements of the author has been the realisation that the unsprung mass is a greater disturbing factor for good handling than the sprung mass of a car. The author describes the observations leading to this breakthrough in modern suspension tuning and the excellent results in racing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449059163
Publisher:
Authorhouse
Subject:
General
Author:
Zuijdijk, Jan
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.49 in. .71 lbs.

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» Humanities » Philosophy » General
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» Transportation » Automotive » Design
» Transportation » Automotive » Performance

Vehicle Dynamics and Damping
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Product details 216 pages Authorhouse - English 9781449059163 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book explains the influence of damping on the ride and handling of race and sports cars. The author deals with the myths about damping, explaining the correllation between laws of physics and damping design, showing that there is nothing myterious about the way dampers work or damping forces can be manipulated. If the tire is the most important part transmitting engine power to the pavement, an integrated damping/suspension system is the second most important component between engine power and road surface. Over the last decades, suspension design and tuning has become one of the most important reasons for success on the race track. One of the most significant achievements of the author has been the realisation that the unsprung mass is a greater disturbing factor for good handling than the sprung mass of a car. The author describes the observations leading to this breakthrough in modern suspension tuning and the excellent results in racing.
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