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Data points are just words, but when connected with a squiggly line they tell a story...


"Making Sense of Squiggly Lines" lays the foundation of knowledge required to analyze the data recorded on a race car.  Its simple approach is perfect for beginners, while the author's meticulous attention to the details and pitfals of data will improve even the experienced engineer.

Making Sense of Squiggly Lines

This book is comprised of 144 pages
with 166 figures and 15 tables.


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"Making Sense of Squiggly Lines"
Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 - Data Acquisition System
1.2 - Channels
1.3 - Logging
1.4 - Data Display Types
Chapter 2 Speed
2.1 - Speed from tire revolutions
2.2 - Speed from GPS
2.3 - Overlay
2.4 - Variance
2.5 - Data Alignment
2.6 - Braking
2.7 - Wheel Slip
2.8 - Cornering Speeds
2.9 - Straight Line Speed
Chapter 3 RPM
3.1 - Over Revs
3.2 - Down Shifts
3.3 - X-Y Plot of RPM vs. Speed
3.4 - RPM Histogram
Chapter 4 Gear
4.1 - Finding the Optimal Shift Points
Chapter 5 Throttle
5.1 - Throttle Blips
5.2 - Average Throttle Position
5.3 - Throttle Lifts
5.4 - Throttle Application Smoothness
5.5 - Throttle Application Ideal Line
Chapter 6 G-Force
6.1 - G-Force Longitudinal - Acceleration
6.2 - G-Force Longitudinal - Braking
6.3 - G-Force Lateral
6.4 - G-G Traction Circle
Chapter 7 Steering
7.1 - Line Analysis
7.2 - Car Handling Oversteer/Understeer
Chapter 8 Track Mapping
Chapter 9 Section Timing
Chapter 10 Video
Chapter 11 Putting it All Together
11.1 - Summary of Channels
11.2 - Strategy for Improvement
Appendix A Recommended Logging Rates
Appendix B - Glossary of Terms
Index
Download a sample of this book here:  Section 6-2 on Braking  (PDF file, 205 KB)
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