Wed, 7 September 2016
592: Randy Beikmann is an automotive engineer who's new book Physics for Gearheads is perfect for enthusiasts.
Randy Beikmann is an engineer who has spent decades using one passion, physics, to work on another, cars. His career including working in noise and vibration at the General Motors Milford Proving Grounds for over 30 years where he focused on the noise of engines, transmissions, and electric motors. He also loves to teach, helping to design and teach courses for other engineers. In 2015, Bentley Publishers published his first book, Physics for Gearheads. It combines both of his passions, explaining the physics that really makes cars tick. It is a book he wishes he’d had when he was a teenager. Randy received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, and currently holds four patents.