The Automotive Chassis: Engineering Principles

The Automotive Chassis: Engineering Principles

2nd Edition - May 23, 2001

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  • Authors: Jornsen Reimpell, Helmut Stoll, Jurgen Betzler
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080527734
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750650540

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This comprehensive overview of chassis technology presents an up-to-date picture for vehicle construction and design engineers in education and industry. The book acts as an introduction to the engineering design of the automobile's fundamental mechanical systems. Clear text and first class diagrams are used to relate basic engineering principles to the particular requirements of the chassis. In addition, the 2nd edition of 'The Automotive Chassis' has a new author team and has been completely updated to include new technology in total vehicle and suspension design, including platform concept and four-wheel drive technology.


Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of automotive engineering. Professionals in the automotive industry.

Table of Contents

  • Nomenclature and units * Types of acclerating and wheel suspension * Tyres and wheels * Dynamics of axle and flexible components * Steering linkage * Springs and damping * Chassis and centre of gravity.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2001
  • Published: May 23, 2001
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080527734
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750650540

About the Authors

Jornsen Reimpell

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, Germany

Helmut Stoll

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Engineer, Vehicle Development and Simulation, General Motors, Germany

Jurgen Betzler

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Applied Science, Cologne, Germany

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