Caleb Jelf Calculating lap times around a race track (Vlog + Blog) Please see the above video on Vimeo which is my final submission for my Scholar’s Project. Below are some additional notes further explaining the methodology and the bibliography, please see also the Excel spreadsheets for the workings. Methodology Initially I read the book ‘Physics for Gearheads’. The project is largely derived from information in […]

Caleb Jeff talks Petrol and the Perkin’s Global Engine Development Team!

After a week with Perkin’s Global Engine Development Team, Caleb outlines the key differences between gasoline and petrol engines. Firstly, diesel engines don’t have spark plugs: the air is let into the cylinder and compressed, when you compress something it heats up. In this case, the air heats up to usually at least 500°C. The […]