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A Solar Car Primer

A Guide to the Design and Construction of Solar-Powered Racing Vehicles

Authors: Thacher, Eric Forsta

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  • Teaches readers to fund, design, and build a competitive solar race car
  • Draws on real experiences of successful teams to emphasize cost and energy efficiency
  • Enables a complete understanding of the application of solar power to vehicles, from underlying physics to practical implementation
  • Includes pivotal information on recent advances such as the World Solar Challenge’s addition of a "Cruiser Class" allowing multiple occupants
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This exciting primer on Solar Racing literally starts from the ground up, describing how the interactions of a vehicle with its environment circumscribe its ultimate success, from aerodynamics to resistance and propulsion. By demonstrating how to mathematically model these underlying physical phenomena, the author helps solar racing competitors carefully select key characteristics of the vehicle, such as weight  and shape, to produce optimal speed. Energy conversion and demand are given particular attention, followed by chapters  devoted to examining solar racers’ design, manufacture and testing using a structured problem-solving process to keep projects on track and on schedule. A chapter devoted to energy management strategies provides invaluable tips on maximizing average speed during a race. Complex issues such as ventilation system analysis and performance simulation are covered in dedicated appendices. The financial aspect of project design is not neglected, as both fund-raising and cost estimation are given in-depth consideration.

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·         Teaches readers to fund, design, and build a competitive solar race car

·         Draws on real experiences of successful teams to emphasize cost and energy efficiency

·         Enables a complete understanding of the application of solar power to vehicles, from underlying physics to practical implementation

·         Includes pivotal information on recent advances such as the World Solar Challenge’s addition of a "Cruiser Class" allowing multiple occupants

 

This exciting primer on Solar Racing literally starts from the ground up, describing how the interactions of a vehicle with its environment circumscribe its ultimate success, from aerodynamics to resistance and propulsion. By demonstrating how to mathematically model these underlying physical phenomena, the author helps solar racing competitors carefully select key characteristics of the vehicle ,such as weight  and shape, to produce optimal speed. Energy conversion and demand are given particular attention, followed by chapters  devoted to examining  solar racers’ design, manufacture and testing using a structured problem-solving process to keep projects on track and on schedule.  A chapter devoted to energy management strategies provides invaluable tips on maximizing average speed during a race. Complex issues such as ventilation system analysis and performance simulation are covered in dedicated appendices. The financial aspect of project design is not neglected, as both fund-raising and cost estimation are given in-depth consideration.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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eBook 103,52 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-17494-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 155,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-17493-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 126,34 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37315-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Solar Car Primer
Book Subtitle
A Guide to the Design and Construction of Solar-Powered Racing Vehicles
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-17494-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-17494-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-17493-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37315-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 466
Number of Illustrations
159 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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