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A Century of Car Aerodynamics: - the science and art of cars and airflow

Julian Edgar

Covering every decade from the 1920s until now, this book reveals an incredible array of fascinating and advanced aerodynamic designs - cars shaped to cheat the wind or stick to the road. Meet an automotive inventor so weird he'd taken a vow of silence and had to communicate by writing notes... discover one of the lowest-drag cooling systems ever used in a production car... and see how the science and art of car aerodynamics have progressed over the last 100 years.

Written with the full cooperation of car aerodynamicists from Porsche, Tesla, General Motors and Volkswagen, the coverage is detailed and accurate. Over 60 individual cars are described - from the tiny Fiat Uno to the mighty Bluebird Land Speed Record car.

Learn about wings and spoilers, the Kamm tail and how today's low-drag electric cars are being developed. Be amazed that some cars built over 80 years ago have better aerodynamic figures than many current cars. See rare concept cars from Mercedes, Ford and Chrysler.

Researched on three continents and containing more than 450 photos, diagrams and graphs, this book will forever change how you view car aerodynamics.

"Someone once said that to know where you are going you need to know where you have come from. Julian Edgar's new book provides car aerodynamicists with a vivid and detailed understanding of how we got here over the past 100 years."
Jeff Howell, Visiting Professor Loughborough University and former head of Aerodynamics at Rover, Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors European Technical Centre.

"This book takes you on a fascinating and engrossing journey through the history of automotive aerodynamics, highlighting notable milestones in learning and technology, but also bringing real humanity to some of the illustrious names of the field, and adding illuminating context to their work." Rob Palin, lead aerodynamicist on the Tesla Model S

"A fascinating and well-researched trip through history that will expand the understanding of anyone interested in vehicle aerodynamics." Jon Young, car aerodynamics enthusiast.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: May 31st, 2021
  • Pages: 218
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.50in - 0.57in - 1.57lb
  • EAN: 9798506846901
  • Categories: Automotive
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