Automotive Engineering e-Mega Reference - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781856175784

Automotive Engineering e-Mega Reference

1st Edition

Editors: David Crolla
eBook ISBN: 9781856175784
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 24th September 2009
Page Count: 850
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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 Sta


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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About the Editors

David Crolla Editor