Automotive Engineering book cover

Automotive Engineering

Powertrain, Chassis System and Vehicle Body


Published: July 2009

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-1-85617-577-7


  • 1 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINE DESIGN1.1 Piston Engines Cycles of Operation2 ENGINE TESTING2.1 Measurement of torque, power, speed and fuel consumption; acceptance and type tests, accuracy of the measurements3 ENGINE EMISSIONS3.1 Emissions Control4 DIGITAL ENGINE CONTROL4.1 Digital Engine Control Systems5 TRANSMISSIONS5.1 Transmissions and driveline6 ELECTRIC VEHICLES6.1 Battery/fuel cell EV design packages7 HYBRID VEHICLES7.1 Hybrid vehicle design8 SUSPENSIONS8.1 Types of suspension and drive9 STEERING9.1 Steering10 TYRES10.1 Tyres and wheels11 HANDLING11.1 Tyre Characteristics and Vehicle Handling and Stability12 BRAKES12.1 Braking Systems13 VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEMS13.1 Vehicle Motion Control14 STRUCTURAL DESIGN14.1 Terminology and overview of vehicle structure types14.2 Standard sedan (saloon) – baseline load paths15 VEHICLE SAFETY15.1 Vehicle safety16 MATERIALS16.1 Design and material utilization16.2 Materials for consideration and use in automotive body structures17 AERODYNAMICS17.1 Body design: Aerodynamics18 REFINEMENT18.1 Vehicle refinement: purpose and targets19 INTERIOR NOISE19.1 Interior noise: assessment and control20 EXTERIOR NOISE20.1 Exterior noise: assessment and control21 INTRUMENTATION AND TELEMATICS21.1 Automotive Instrumentation and Telematics


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