Simon McBeath is the author of three motorsport books, all published by Haynes.
Car Aerodynamics follows the down-to-earth philosophy of its well-received predecessor Competition
Car Downforce, but incorporates major updates and additional information
to cover all aspects of aerodynamics. Theory is tackled in a comprehensive
yet comprehensible way by the author who was granted unrivalled access
to state-of-the-art fluid-flow simulation techniques, known as Computational
Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Photographs and graphs - many seen in the successful 'Aerobytes' series in Racecar Engineering magazine (see Magazines) - are used to explain with unrivalled clarity how aerodynamic performance
benefits are obtained in practice.
And in March 2011 the 2nd edition was published including many of the wind tunnel studies seen in Aerobytes. With case studies from Formula One, sports prototypes, GT and saloon cars this book will appeal to anyone wishing
to gain an understanding of how a knowledge of aerodynamics can benefit the
performance of all types of competition cars.
Car Composites, now in its 2nd Edition fully illustrated in colour, is a guide to all the main aspects of composite fibre
reinforced plastic manufacturing techniques with the emphasis on the methods
and materials that can be used in the home workshop. There is background
on composite materials and their properties, step-by-step guides to basic
'wet' and 'dry' laminating techniques, help on pattern-making and mould-making,
and then chapters on the use of higher-performance materials and technologies
Competition Car Data Logging, also in its 2nd Edition, is fully illustrated in colour, and is a guide to data-logging from the basics upwards, including the various levels of systems available, from the single-channel rpm recorder, to intermediate-level systems recording serveral parameters, through to the advanced multi-channel data-loggers. No previous knowledge is assumed, there is even a basic guide to the computing side of things. From the principles of installing sensors, wiring, logger units etc to data analysis and interpretation.This book should appeal to everyone
wanting to learn more about the art of data logging.
to www.haynes.co.uk to buy the above! (Please note, the Haynes web site shows older covers for 'Composites' and 'Data Logging'. The current jacket designs are shown on the thumbnails on the right.)