Text Book On Motor Car Engineering
|Author(s):||Alexander Graham Clark|
|Category:||Transportation and Vehicles|
|Publisher:||London, Constable & Company Ltd.|
|Publish date:||Jan 1, 1911|
|Number of pages:||421|
This book is the second volume of a text book on Motor Gar Engineering, and deals with the design of the petrol engine and chassis. Yet, notwithstanding the fact' that the two volumes must of necessity be complementary, an endeavour has been made throughout the work to render it complete in itself, although needless repetition has been avoided. It is anticipated, however, that before students take up the study of design they will have become well acquainted with the constructions commonly employed. The Author has included a few of the illustrations which appeared in the first volume. The subject-matter of this volume has been written from the notes used by the Author in his lecture to students on Motor Gar Design, and is intended for the use of engineers, designers, draughtsmen, students and others whose work entails a knowledge of design. The treatment of the subject is from first principles, for two reasons: firstly, because it enables a student to grasp the essentials and the mode of application with less difficulty, and secondly, because empirical formulsB, always dangerous, are especially so in automobile design, where the conditions under which they are used may vary so greatly from those under which they have originated. Many worked examj)le8 have been given, which should be read carefully by the reader.