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Manufacturer: Giorgio Nada Editore
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CX and CV: aerodynamic and horsepower coefficients - in other words, power. These are, and always have been, two of the most important parameters in the design of a Formula One car. Enrico Benzing, an engineer with a decade of experience in F1, guides the reader through the world of aerodynamic study (aerodynamic load of the car, wing profiles, ground effect, tyre rolling resistance and aerodynamic flow) using hundreds of graphs, formulae and pictures. The book also provides an opportunity to review over half a century of high performance engine evolution. An accurate and exhaustive work, which is indispensable to the aspiring Formula One engineer and, at the same time, easily understood by readers who want to take their first good look at this sector’s technology and research, which is as complex as it is fascinating.

Condition of the book: good inside but the cover is slightly damaged. 



Products specifications
Binding Softbound
Pages 450
Size cm. 21x27
Photos hundreds of technical drawings and graphics
Colour Pictures 52
B/W Pictures 300
Publishing Date 2004
Text Italian
Author Benzing Enrico
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