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Author Baechtel, John, author

Title Performance automotive engine math : fast engine math for street and race applications / John Baechtel
Published North Branch : CarTech Inc., 2011
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Description 1 online resource : color illustrations
Series SA design ; SA204
S-A design ; SA204
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword by Jim McFarland; Introduction; Chapter 1: Basic Math and Science; Core Principles; Chapter 2: Engine Displacement; Cylinder Bore Diameter; Stroke Length; Calculating Displacement; Calculating Overbore Displacement; Calculating Bore and Stroke Relationships; Bore/Stroke and Rod/Stroke Ratios; Metric Conversions; Equivalent Displacement; What is Bore Spacing?; Sonic Checking; Practie Calculations; Displacement Formulas at a Glance; Chapter 3: Compression Ratio; Factors Affecting Compression Ratio; Finding V2; Displacement Ratio
Cranking CompressionCompression Ratio Formulas at a Glance; Chapter 4: Piston Speed; Maximum Piston Speed; Piston Acceleration; Calculating RPM Limits; Engine Balancing and Overbalancing; Calculating Piston Position; Piston Speed Formulas at a Glance; Chapter 5: Brake Horsepower and Torque; Calculating Horsepower from Torque; How to Read a Dyno Sheet, Part 1; Horsepower and Torque Ratings; Indicated Horsepower; Indicated Torque; Brake Mean Effective Pressure; Mechanical Efficiency; Torque and HP Formulas at a Glance; Chapter 6: Induction Math; Engine Air Capacity; Volumetric Efficiency
Fuel System Formulas at a GlanceChapter 10: Atmospherics and Combustion Math; Atmospheric Effects on Engine Performance; Density Altitude; Performance Weather Stations; Lambda and Air/Fuel Ratios; Dynamometer Correction Factors; Atmospheric/Combustion Formulas at a Glance; Chapter 11: Camshaft Math; Lobe Centers; Understanding Cam Specs; Calculating Valve Lift; Finding TDC; Degreeing the Cam; Calculating Valve Overlap; Camshaft Formulas at a Glance; Chapter 12: Tools and Equipment; Measurement Tools, Standards and Accuracy; Chapter 13: How To Build an Engine Math Spreadsheet
Intake ManifoldsStreet Carburetor vs Race Carburetor; Choosing Throttle Body Size; Calculating Turbocharger Carburetor Size; Sizing a Turbocharger; Boost and Supercharger Drive Ratios; Wave Tuning; Ram Effects and Inlet Cooling; How to Calculate Runner Cross Section; Induction Formulas at a Glance; Chapter 7: Cylinder Head Math; Converting Combustion Chamber Sizes; Evaluating Port Volumes; Calculating Valve Curtain Area; Calculating Optimum Port Area from Valve Size; Calculating Minimum Port Area; Calculating Port Velocity; Estimating Peak Engine Speed from Airflow
Predicting Horsepower from AirflowLooking at Valve-Lift-to-Diameter Ratios; Comparing Flow at Different Test Pressures; Understanding Exhaust-to-Intake Ratio; Cylinder Head Formulas at a Glance; Chapter 8: Exhaust System Math; PipeMax Exhaust System Calculations; Calculating Primary Tube Cross Section; Calculating Primary Tube Length; Calculating Collector Diameter and Length; Food for Thought; Exhaust System Wave Dynamics; Exhaust System Formulas at a Glance; Chapter 9: Fuel System Math; Understanding BSFC; How to Read a Dyno Sheet, Part 2; Fuel System Calculations
Summary The math used to design engines is portrayed in this book for both the budding engine enthusiast and the professional
Notes Finding Displacement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Automobiles -- Motors -- Mathematical models.
Automobiles -- Motors -- Mathematics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1613250215 (electronic bk.)
9781613250211 (electronic bk.)