Analysis Techniques for Racecar Data Acquisition

Author: Jorge Segers Publisher: SAE International


The second edition of this book, published in 2014  by the Society of Automotive Engineers, promises to become the new authoritative reference for this field. Full of practical as well as theoretical information, anyone using - or even interested in - performance car (or motorcycle) data acquisition should read this book.

"Some race series have restricted data logging to decrease the team's running budgets. In these cases it is extremely important that a maximum of information is extracted and interpreted from the hardware at hand. A team that uses data more efficiently will have an edge over the competition.

However, the ever-decreasing cost of electronics makes advanced sensors and logging capabilities more accessible for everybody. With this comes the risk of information overload. Techniques are needed to help draw the right conclusions quickly from very large data sets.

In addition to updates throughout, this new edition contains three new chapters: one on techniques for analyzing tire performance, one that provides an introduction to metric-driven analysis, a technique that is used throughout the book, and another that explains what kind of information the data contains about the track."


Chapters include:

  • Data Analysis Software Requirements
  • The Basics
  • Straight-Line Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Gearing
  • Cornering
  • Quantifying Roll Stiffness Distribution
  • Wheel Loads and Weight Transfer
  • Frequencies and Shock Absorbers
  • Aerodynamics
  • Analyzing the Driver
  • Simulation Tools
  • Using the Data Acquisition System for Developing a Race Strategy
  • Introduction to Measurement
  • NEW:Analysing tyre performance
  • NEW: Metric-driven analysis
  • NEW: What information does the data contain about the track?

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    Price £70.00