Intro to Racecar Engineering: 16 Performance Ideals

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 16 Performance Ideals

Smitty discusses performance ideals and overall principles such as weight distribution, body shape, and safety. 

 

 

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 15 Electronic Fuel Injection

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 15 Electronic Fuel Injection Systems

Smitty shares information regarding electronic fuel injection systems.

 

 

Intro to Racecar Engineering 14

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 14 CV Transmissions

Smitty describes continuously variable transmissions. This is the fourteenth video in a series developed for UCI’s racecar engineering program. 

 

 

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 13 Tires

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 13 Tires

Smitty shares tips of the trade regarding tires.

 

 

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 12

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 12 Toe and Camber

Smitty describes the importance of the toe and camber.

King Pin Inclination

Intro to Racecar Engineering: 11 King Pin Inclination

Smitty describes king pin inclination. This is the eleventh in the video series developed for UCI’s racecar engineering program. (Smitty and the Professor series)

Superluminal Chapter 5

Superluminal Chapter 5

David finds Qishu to be more than he expected in Chapter 5 of R. W. Frost’s Superluminal. 

Superluminal Chapter 5 Qishu
Rectilinear Six-bar

Rectilinear Six-Bar (Candy Coating Linkage)

Jeff Glabe designed this six-bar linkage to move through six task positions while maintaining a parallel orientation.  This required the calculation of 55,000 linkages to find 26 that work.  This one has the additional feature that it is operated by a rotating crank (the red link).  The video is a collaboration of Jeff Glabe and Benjamin Liu.

 

Introduction to Linkage Synthesis

This introduction to the graduate course ME 322 Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms shows the potential for design innovation using a mathematical formulation to compute the dimensions of a device from its required task, literally the calculation of its form from the desired function.

 

More notes on Kinematic Synthesis    Also see my book Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms: a project based approach

 

T1 Introduction to Kinematic Synthesis-small
Curvature Theory

Curvature Theory for Planar Point Trajectories

These notes for the Stanford University graduate course ME 322 Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms present the curvature properties of point trajectories in a planar moving body such as the coupler link of a four-bar linkage.

Update:  December 13, 2017. These notes have been revised to use the notation for the components of the pole acceleration and rate of change of acceleration to match Bottema and Roth’s Theoretical Kinematics.

T3 Curvature Theory revised v2