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Doubts on the basics of Automotive Engineering -- Suggestions for learning materials?

  1. Oct 29, 2015 #1
    hey...this is lokesh. I am really interested in automobiles but the problem is that i am a beginner. I am just not able to apply the concepts of inertia energy and torque on engines. Can you please suggest me any e-books or links which would help me clear my basics? Please reply asap. Desperate to start on.
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  3. Oct 29, 2015 #2
    Do you know the fundamentals of automobile operation, such as engine, ignition, fuel system, exhaust, cooling system, charging system, etc?
  4. Oct 30, 2015 #3
    Yes i do.
  5. Oct 30, 2015 #4
    Then someone else will have to help you. If you were just a beginner, I was going to suggest Stokel.

  6. Oct 31, 2015 #5

    David Lewis

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    Welcome Lokesh. Please specify the aspects of inertia in which you're interested (mass, momentum, kinetic energy, acceleration). Energy and torque of a motor are interrelated. Energy is work (force x distance). Power is the rate at which energy is produced or consumed (force x distance / time).

    Power = angular speed * torque

    [power] = watts (W)
    [speed] = radians per second (rad/s)
    [torque] = newton-metres (N-m)
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