Automotive Engineering e-Mega Reference

Automotive Engineering e-Mega Reference

1st Edition - September 24, 2009

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  • Editor: David Crolla
  • eBook ISBN: 9781856175784

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This one-stop Mega Reference eBook brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the automotive field. An expansion the Automotive Engineering print edition, this fully searchable electronic reference book of 2500 pages delivers content to meet all the main information needs of engineers working in vehicle design and development.Material ranges from basic to advanced topics from engines and transmissions to vehicle dynamics and modelling.

Key Features

* A fully searchable Mega Reference Ebook, providing all the essential material needed by Automotive Engineers on a day-to-day basis.

* Fundamentals, key techniques, engineering best practice and rules-of-thumb together in one quick-reference.

* Over 2,500 pages of reference material, including over 1,500 pages not included in the print edition


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Table of Contents

  • Section 1 Introduction to Engine Design

    1.1 Piston-Engine Cycles of Operation

    Section 2 Engine Testing

    2.1 Measurement of Torque, Power, Speed and Fuel Consumption; Acceptance and Type Tests, Accuracy of the Measurements

    2.2 Test Cell Control and Data Acquisition

    2.3 Measurement of Fuel, Combustion Air and Oil Consumption

    2.4 Thermal Efficiency, Measurement of Heat and Mechanical Losses

    2.5 The Combustion Process and Combustion Analysis

    2.6 Exhaust Emissions

    2.7 Data Collection, Handling, Post-Test Processing, Engine Calibration and Mapping

    Section 3 Engine Emissions

    3.1 Emissions Control

    Section 4 Digital Engine Control

    4.1 Digital Engine Control Systems

    4.2 The Basics of Electronic Engine Control

    4.3 Sensors and Actuators

    Section 5 Transmission

    5.1 Transmissions and Driveline

    Section 6 Electric Vehicles

    6.1 Battery/Fuel-Cell EV Design Packages

    Section 7 Hybrid Vehicles

    7.1 Hybrid Vehicle Design

    Section 8 Suspensions

    8.1 Types of Suspension and Drive

    8.2 Wheel Travel and Elastokinematics

    8.3 Modelling and Analysis of Suspension

    Section 9 Steering

    9.1 Steering

    Section 10 Tyres

    10.1 Tyres and Wheels

    10.2 Basic Tyre Modelling Considerations

    10.3 Theory of Steady-State Slip Force and Moment Generation

    10.4 Semi-Empirical Tyre Models

    Section 11 Handling

    11.1 Tyre Characteristics and Vehicle Handling and Stability

    11.2 Simulation Output and Interpretation

    Section 12 Brakes

    12.1 Braking Systems

    Section 13 Vehicle Control Systems

    13.1 Vehicle Motion Control

    13.2 Control Systems in Automobiles

    Section 14 Intelligent Transport Systems

    14.1 Global Positioning Technology

    14.2 Decisional Architecture

    Section 15 Vehicle Modelling

    15.1 Modelling and Assembly of the Full Vehicle

    Section 16 Structural Design

    16.1 Terminology and Overview of Vehicle Structure Types

    16.2 Standard Sedan (Saloon) – Baseline Load Paths

    16.3 Alternative Construction

    16.4 Case Studies

    Section 17 Vehicle Safety

    17.1 Vehicle Safety

    17.2 Crashworthiness and Its Influence on Vehicle Design

    Section 18 Materials

    18.1 Design and Material Utilization

    18.2 Materials for Consideration and Use in Automotive Body Structures

    Section 19 Aerodynamics

    19.1 Body Design: Aerodynamics

    Section 20 Refinement

    20.1 Vehicle Refinement: Purpose and Targets

    20.2 Noise Vibration and Harshness

    Section 21 Interior Noise

    21.1 Interior Noise: Assessment and Control

    Section 22 Exterior Noise

    22.1 Exterior Noise: Assessment and Control

    Section 23 Instrumentation and Telematics

    23.1 Automotive Instrumentation and Telematics

    Section 24 Ergonomics

    24.1 Ergonomics

    Section 25 Manufacture and Quality

    25.1 Component Manufacture

    25.2 Component Assembly

    25.3 Quality Management System

Product details

  • No. of pages: 850
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2009
  • Published: September 24, 2009
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781856175784

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