This book provides a thorough overview of the varied methods for analyzing racecar data acquisition system outputs, with a focus on vehicle dynamics.
Author: Jörge Segers
Publisher: Sae International
Data acquisition has become an invaluable tool for establishing racecar - and car/driver - performance. Now that the ability exists to analyze each and every performance parameter for car and driver, accurate use of this data can provide a key advantage on the racetrack. This book provides a thorough overview of the varied methods for analyzing racecar data acquisition system outputs, with a focus on vehicle dynamics. Covering the latest technology in data acquisition, topics include basics (choosing the right hardware, software requirements, basic channel interpretation, and measuring with the proper accuracy), acceleration, braking, gearing, cornering, model suspension analysis, roll stiffness distribution, frequencies and damping, chassis stiffness and compliance, racing lines, simulation tools, data and race tactics, and sensor technology.