Chassis engineering: chassis design building & tuning. for high performance handling / by Herb Adams. Interior photos & illustrations: Herb Adams & Michael Lutfy. Chassis: Engineering Principles to include a large number of technical innova- The authors' many years of experience in chassis engineering support the. Automotive. Engineering. Powertrain, Chassis System and Vehicle Body. Edited by David A. Crolla. Amsterdam $ Boston $ Heidelberg $ London $ New York $.

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Just as in the case of engine tuning, where very small changes can have a dramatic effect on horsepower output, very slight changes in the suspension of your car can have significant effects on your handling. Even a one-degree change in camber can have a measurable effect on performance, so a high degree of precision is required to set-up a suspension properly.

If the tire operates best at 40 psi, increasing the pressure to 50 psi could actually reduce its performance. Every suspension adjustment and setting has an optimum value. We know that more valve timing in an engine can increase power up to a certain point and then further increases will lose power.

The same concept is true in suspension tuning.

This application of engineering to the automobile chassis is a very specialized field of study, so it is not widely practiced. The information contained in this book was accumulated over many years, the result of numerous contributions by top engineers and racers.

To help explain the handling concepts, I have organized this book using the "building block" approach. The first chapters present the most basic concepts.

The later chapters use these basic concepts to explain the more complicated relationships and solve common problems. The study of chassis engineering is complex and can be difficult to grasp.


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Many were independently wealthy and many had a military background. They kept the marque's reputation for high performance alive; Bentley was noted for its four consecutive victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans , from to Birkin overruled Bentley and put the model on the market before it was fully developed.

As a result, it was unreliable. He drove against the train from Cannes to Calais , then by ferry to Dover , and finally London, travelling on public highways, and won.

Barnato drove his H. Mulliner —bodied formal saloon in the race against the Blue Train.

Both cars became known as the " Blue Train Bentleys "; the latter is regularly mistaken for, or erroneously referred to as being, the car that raced the Blue Train, while in fact Barnato named it in memory of his race.Since a car might not be able to maintain such a cornering force because of aerodynamics or horsepower, these figures might be high under some circumstances. This allows it to be free from the frame during braking while allowing it to transmit the axle torque reaction to the frame during acceleration.

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If a tire is tilted out at the top, it has positive camber. The first step in eliminating erratic handling is to reduce deflection in the control arm bushings Figure Example Two For this example, the car specifications are the same as Example 1, except that instead of having lbs. With a computer, we can design for zero bump steer or any amount in either di rection.

The Circle of Traction shows that any given tire has only a certain amount of traction.