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Model solar cars: optimising their performance. (TS0926)

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Model solar cars: optimising their performance. (TS0926)

Building and racing a model solar car can be a very rewarding experience.  Many school comunitiy groups have embraced this activety as a challenging experience for their students.

This book discusses design features and decision making pertinent to achieving  a successful outcome from  the combined parts of a solar vehicle.
The following sections are contained in the book.
Solar panels
Electric motors
Vehicle weight
Vehicle rolling resistence
Vehicle wind resistence.
Vehicle gear selection
Measurement of motor characteristics
Motor efficiency
Motor selection guidelines
Performance optimising




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