Ask any racing engineer and, invariably, you'll get the same answer: The chassis!
So what's involved in designing and fabricating a race car chassis that will have a shot at the winner's circle?
In The Race Car Chassis, author Forbes Aird distills the answer down to the basics, and presents a study of the design of stiff and lightweight race car frames, and materials used for their construction. Everything you need to know about drag car chassis materials is here in a 122-page book with more than 200 illustrations and photos. It will reveal what drag racing car material goes into building a mean machine.
He also covers important topics such as:
- Chassis Types
- Chassis History
- Suspension Design
- Joining Ferrous Metals
- Joining Light Alloys
In sum, this guide is a must-have resource for engineers, engineering students, fabricators, racers and anyone interested in the fundamentals of designing a race car, whether road, drag, circle trac, open- or closed-wheel.
Subject: A comprehensive study on the history and design fundamentals of race car chassis. ISBN-10: 1557885400 | ISBN-13: 9781557885401 | HPBooks 1540
- The Idea of a Chassis
- Suspension Systems
- The Loads of a Vehicle Frame
- Four-Tube Chassis and Space Frames
- Stressed-Skin Construction
- An Overview of the Strength of Materials
- Tube Frame Materials and Details
- Stressed-Skin Materials and Details
- An Overview of the Modern Race Car Chassis