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A solar car primer : a guide to the design and construction of solar-powered racing vehicles, Eric Forsta Thacher

Label
A solar car primer : a guide to the design and construction of solar-powered racing vehicles
Title
A solar car primer
Title remainder
a guide to the design and construction of solar-powered racing vehicles
Statement of responsibility
Eric Forsta Thacher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
· 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
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thacher, Eric Forsta
Dewey number
629.22/95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL222
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solar cars
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Electrical engineering
  • Engineering
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Energy
  • Renewable and Green Energy
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Energy Technology
  • Automotive technology & trades
  • Energy technology & engineering
  • Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology
Label
A solar car primer : a guide to the design and construction of solar-powered racing vehicles, Eric Forsta Thacher
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-17494-5
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Interactions with the Atmosphere and Road -- Interaction with the Sun -- Storing Electric Energy -- Electric Motor Drives -- Electric Power Conversion and Distribution -- Instrumentation -- Solar Racer-Specification -- Solar Racer-Concept Generation and Selection -- Solar Racer-Detailed Design -- Solar Racer-Construction -- Testing -- Energy Management -- Fund Raising and Public Relations -- A Solar Car-Based Learning Community
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 456 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319174938
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-17494-5
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913390929
  • (OCoLC)ocn913390929
Label
A solar car primer : a guide to the design and construction of solar-powered racing vehicles, Eric Forsta Thacher
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-17494-5
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Interactions with the Atmosphere and Road -- Interaction with the Sun -- Storing Electric Energy -- Electric Motor Drives -- Electric Power Conversion and Distribution -- Instrumentation -- Solar Racer-Specification -- Solar Racer-Concept Generation and Selection -- Solar Racer-Detailed Design -- Solar Racer-Construction -- Testing -- Energy Management -- Fund Raising and Public Relations -- A Solar Car-Based Learning Community
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 456 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319174938
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-17494-5
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913390929
  • (OCoLC)ocn913390929

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