Automotive Aerodynamics (Automotive Series) by Joseph Katz

By Joseph Katz

Automotive Aerodynamics

Joseph Katz, San Diego nation college, USA


The motor vehicle is an icon of recent expertise since it comprises so much points of contemporary engineering, and it bargains an exhilarating method of engineering schooling. in fact there are lots of current books on introductory fluid/aero dynamics however the majority of those are too lengthy, focussed on aerospace and don’t accurately conceal the fundamentals. accordingly, there's room and a necessity for a concise, introductory textbook during this area.


Automotive Aerodynamics fulfils this desire and is an introductory textbook meant as a primary path within the complicated box of aero/fluid mechanics for engineering scholars. It introduces easy innovations and fluid homes, and covers fluid dynamic equations. Examples of car aerodynamics are incorporated and the rules of computational fluid dynamics are brought. this article additionally comprises issues comparable to aeroacoustics and warmth move that are very important to engineering scholars and are heavily on the topic of the most subject of aero/fluid mechanics.


This textbook comprises complicated arithmetic, which not just function the root for destiny reports but in addition offer a highway map for the current textual content. because the chapters evolve, concentration is put on extra acceptable examples, that are solved in school utilizing ordinary algebra. The strategy taken is designed to make the maths extra approachable and more uncomplicated to understand.


Key features:

•          Concise textbook which gives an creation to fluid mechanics and aerodynamics, with automobile applications

•          Written via a number one writer within the box who has event operating with motor activities groups in industry

•          Explains simple recommendations and equations prior to progressing to hide extra complicated topics

•          Covers inner and exterior flows for automobile applications

•          Covers rising components of aeroacoustics and warmth transfer


Automotive Aerodynamics is a must have textbook for undergraduate and graduate scholars in automobile and mechanical engineering, and can be a concise reference for engineers in industry.

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