RACECAR ENGINEERING MAGAZINE
Technical writing is way to communicate ideas, share knowledge and inspire thought. We take pleasure in sharing our understanding and experience with the motorsport community through articles featured in Racecar Engineering Magazine.
With guest interviews from companies at the cutting edge of their specialities, they are also a great way to keep up-to-date with the motorsport network and current and future technologies.
Publications in print.
To date, our director, Jahee has had a number of articles featured, including:
Technology - Shake Down; Volume 30 Issue 3 - March 2020
A technical insight into 7-Post chassis 'shaker' rigs and K&C (Kinematics & Compliance) rigs as instrumental tools in the development of modern race cars - how and why they are used and how the data they measured is fed back into the design process. Communicating their growing use in the era of data driven engineering.
Technology - 'The Suspension Bridge'; Volume 30 Issue 2 - February 2020
An in depth exploration of modern motorsport suspension technologies. Taking the reader on the journey of forces from the tyre contact patch, to the chassis. Further on, modern mode decoupling systems such as FRIC are explained and finally, lesser known technology such as inerters.
Technology - The Art of Setup; Volume 30 Issue 5 - May 2020
A high level overview of vehicle dynamics and aerodynamics setup considerations in modern motorsport. With discussion on the influence of weather conditions, temperature, altitude, sprint/endurance racing and race/qualifying scenarios on final trim. As the trend continues, the operating conditions imposed on the tyre by the overall vehicle configuration are the key focus.
Technology - Feel the Burn; Volume 30 Issue 6 - June 2020
An exploration into the revolution in thermal efficiency of ICE inspired in part, by modern fuel-flow regulations. Focusing around GDI and the various technologies that have enabled lean burn combustion regimes such as pre-chamber ignition, stratified charge delivery, knock prediction and advances in CFD modelling.
Technology in Formula Student; Volume 29 Issue 10 - October 2019
An in depth technical review of the innovative technology bought to the 2019 FSUK competition - suspension flexures, a ground effect front wing, rear wheel steering system, electrical powertrain solutions, mode decoupled suspension system among others.
We also have a mini-series of articles on vehicle dynamics fundamentals published on the Racecar Engineering website. Covering the following topics:
Wheels & Suspension
Kinematics & Compliance
Springs & Dampers
Technology - Model Behaviour; Volume 30 Issue 9 - September 2020
A comprehensive insight into the art of scale model wind tunnel testing. Covering explorations of the historic drivers behind it, considerations of model scale, model construction, practicalities of scale model testing and concepts such as dynamic similitude and correlation methodology. Contributions from Toyota Gazoo Racing, ORECA and Dominic Harlow (F1)