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Ali-Wings: Their Design and Application to Racing Cars
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Ali-Wings: Their Design and Application to Racing Cars (Paperback)

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After the wing plane revolution on racing cars that began in 1966 (1968 in Formula 1) and the appearance of ground effect in 1977, aerodynamics took on a front line role on the track with winged cars, switching from traditional studies of resistance to advancement to the exploitation of negative lift in order to increase speed through the corners. In this new edition of the first book to appear on the subject in 1991 by Enrico Benzing, one of the best known engineers in the world of Formula 1, this complex subject is explained with completeness and simplicity of expression, so that it can be read and understood by everyone. The motor racing wing is at the centre of the story, while the picture is completed by the entire aerodynamic behaviour of the racing car, especially the single seater, touching on particular aspects such as the Magnus effect, ground effect, calculation of power resistance and matters related to the wind tunnel. The volume also includes a specific chapter on CFD (fluid dynamics computation). Hundreds of illustrations enhance this work, which is an indispensable starting point for people who want to know all about this complex but fascinating subject.

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationMotor sportsCar racingSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationMotor sportsMotor rallying / rally drivingSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationMotor sportsMotorcycle racingTransportRoad & motor vehicles: general interestMotor cars: general interest Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore Publication Date: 21/06/2012 ISBN-13: 9788879115391  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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After studying engineering Enrico Benzing became a journalist in 1951 and wrote for Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport for 20 years as their motoring columnist. Technical commissioner of the Italian Motorcycle Federation from 1978 until 1980, during his career Benzing has won various awards as a journalist. He published technical books on motoring, aerodynamics and monographics. He is one of the best known engineers in the world of Formula One.

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