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: 16th June 2009
Page Count: 850
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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


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