I moved my car articles from my personal blog to the oppo blog so they are much easier to find. Just look up the Tutorials tag whenever you want them. Also, this allows others to participate. Also, to compensate for this blatant repost, here is a picture dump of drawings I have done... in order of newest to oldest.
In a previous article I had briefly mentioned some of the effects of shock absorbers.
It has always bothered me how a car like the 911 can still manage to be so competitive with an absolutely horrendous weight distribution.
As I finish up my final semester of Mechanical Engineering, I thought it would be interesting for people to see how Engineers go about Engineering cars.
We see it everywhere, but how much do you know about carbon fiber and other composites?
I've been thinking about writing this article for a while now.
The second last article I wrote was on the effects of different differentials and traction control systems.
In this I will be discussing the effect weight distribution has on a car while it is in a corner. i.e. oversteer or understeer.
Hello all, I just finished writing my last Final Exam for the semester and thought it would be a good time to write another tech article.
Hydraulic launch assist is a form of KERS. Except instead of using a flywheel or batteries/electric motors. You use hydraulics and nitrogen cylinders.
The concept works like this.
1. When you step on the brakes, a hydraulic pump engages.
2. The hydraulic fluid that the pump moves compresses a nitrogen spring (a nitrogen…
Aerodynamics is a very intricate subject area, but I will do my best to present it in the simplest terms possible.
In this article I will discuss engine control units (ecu).
In this article I will start breaking down and describing the various suspension components, and how changing them effects handling.
There are three main ways to understand how a car is behaving.
In this article I will discuss the basics of resonance and manifold design.
Since I feel it necessary, I'll talk some more about tires.
As promised, an intro to suspension.
Now onto a bit more of an interesting topic.
As pointed out by rigid in a response to my first article, vehicles rarely if ever evenly distribute their weight among their four wheels.
Before going into other aspects of the car I still feel that not enough has been said about the common tire.