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The Winning Solar Car

  • Book
  • R-343
  • ISBN 978-0-7680-5272-5
Published October 17, 2003 by SAE International in United States
  • English
A successful solar car team must have a good car, good drivers, good weather information, good strategy, and a well-trained support team. Based on the author's experiences designing and building five solar cars over a ten year period, this book focuses on the most imporant aspects of designing a competitive solar car, including developing a racing strategy, efficient solar car driving, project management, and designing the specific subsystems of the car. Chapters cover: Design Methodology Aerodynamics of Solar Cars Composite Materials Car Balance and Spring Rates and more