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Author McBeath, Simon, author.

Title Competition car composites : a practical handbook / Simon McBeath ; foreword by Brian O'Rourke.

Publication Info. Poundbury, Dorchester : Veloce, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    629.232 MCBE 2016    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition Revised 2nd edition.
Description 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 199) and index.
Summary CAR RACING. Composites have been around since ancient civilisations began making bricks from clay and straw. Glass fibre, carbon fibre and aramid fibres - to name but three - are recent innovations, yet today there are few competition cars that don't have at least some components made out of one or more of these materials. However, while it is well known that glass fibre technology can be used in the home workshop, what may not be so widely realised is that more advanced fibres also lend themselves to DIY methods.This revised edition of Competition Car Composites starts by examining the materials and methods that can be used, explaining basic 'wet' and 'dry' laminating techniques, pattern making and mould construction, and the design and manufacture of components. It then goes on to cover material and technology upgrades, and how more advanced materials can be exploited to achieve improved properties and reduced weight.
Subject Plastics in automobiles.
Automobiles, Racing -- Materials.
Composite materials.
Added Author O'Rourke, Brian, 1948- writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781845849054

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