Automotive Engineering

Automotive Engineering

Powertrain, Chassis System and Vehicle Body

1st Edition - July 30, 2009

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  • Editor: David Crolla
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781856175777

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A one-stop reference for automotive and other engineers involved in vehicle and automotive technologies. The book provides essential information on each of the main automotive systems (engines; powertrain and chassis; bodies; electrical systems) plus critical external factors that engineers need to engage with, such as hybrid technologies, vehicle efficiency, emissions control and performance optimization.

Key Features

* Definitive content by the leading authors in the field
* A thorough resource, providing all the essential material needed by automotive and mechanical engineers on a day-to-day basis
* Fundamentals, key techniques, engineering best practice and know-how together in one quick-reference sourcebook
* Focuses on what engineers need to know: engineering fundaments, key associated technologies, environmental and efficiency engineering, and sustainability, as well as market-driven requirements such as reliability, safety, and comfort
* Accompanied by multi-body dynamics and tire dynamic modeling software

Readership

Vehicle design engineers and analysts;
Automotive engineers and NVH (noise vibration and harshness) engineers in the automotive and transportation industry. Mechanical engineers, vehicle designers, dynamic specialists

Table of Contents

  • 1 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINE DESIGN
    1.1 Piston Engines Cycles of Operation
    2 ENGINE TESTING
    2.1 Measurement of torque, power, speed and fuel consumption; acceptance and type tests, accuracy of the measurements
    3 ENGINE EMISSIONS
    3.1 Emissions Control
    4 DIGITAL ENGINE CONTROL
    4.1 Digital Engine Control Systems
    5 TRANSMISSIONS
    5.1 Transmissions and driveline
    6 ELECTRIC VEHICLES
    6.1 Battery/fuel cell EV design packages
    7 HYBRID VEHICLES
    7.1 Hybrid vehicle design
    8 SUSPENSIONS
    8.1 Types of suspension and drive
    9 STEERING
    9.1 Steering
    10 TYRES
    10.1 Tyres and wheels
    11 HANDLING
    11.1 Tyre Characteristics and Vehicle Handling and Stability
    12 BRAKES
    12.1 Braking Systems
    13 VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEMS
    13.1 Vehicle Motion Control
    14 STRUCTURAL DESIGN
    14.1 Terminology and overview of vehicle structure types
    14.2 Standard sedan (saloon) – baseline load paths
    15 VEHICLE SAFETY
    15.1 Vehicle safety
    16 MATERIALS
    16.1 Design and material utilization
    16.2 Materials for consideration and use in automotive body structures
    17 AERODYNAMICS
    17.1 Body design: Aerodynamics
    18 REFINEMENT
    18.1 Vehicle refinement: purpose and targets
    19 INTERIOR NOISE
    19.1 Interior noise: assessment and control
    20 EXTERIOR NOISE
    20.1 Exterior noise: assessment and control
    21 INTRUMENTATION AND TELEMATICS
    21.1 Automotive Instrumentation and Telematics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 834
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2009
  • Published: July 30, 2009
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781856175777

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David Crolla

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