Automotive Engineering: Powertrain, Chassis System and Vehicle Body

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David Crolla
Butterworth-Heinemann, Jun 16, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 850 pages
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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.

* 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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Contents

Section 2 Engine testing
19
Section 3 Engine emissions
51
Section 4 Digital engine control
75
Section 5 Transmissions
105
Section 6 Electric vehicles
141
Section 7 Hybrid vehicles
173
Section 8 Suspensions
203
Section 9 Steering
255
Section 14 Intelligent transport systems
417
Section 15 Vehicle modelling
473
Section 16 Structural design
525
Section 17 Vehicle safety
567
Section 18 Materials
591
Section 19 Aerodynamics
661
Section 20 Refinement
673
Section 21 Interior noise
685

Section 10 Tyres
283
Section 11 Handling
323
Section 12 Brakes
359
Section 13 Vehicle control systems
391
Section 22 Exterior noise
737
Section 23 Instrumentation and telematics
783
Index
809
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Professor Ribbens received his B.S.E.E. degree in 1960, his M.S.E.E. degree in 1961, and his Ph.D. degree in 1965, all from the University of Michigan. From 1962-69, he was an assistant research engineer, associate research engineer, and research engineer. He was appointed assistant professor in 1969 and was promoted to associate professor in 1972 and professor in 1993. He was appointed professor of aerospace engineering in 1995. His research most recently has focused on electronic systems and devices that are applicable to all vehicles. His particular emphasis has been on engine control applications, mathematical models for drive-train systems, computer-assisted diagnostics for electronically controlled engines, and failure detection systems. His work in these areas has substantially advanced the art of automotive electronics, and he is recognized as a world leader in this area. He served on the Hitachi Science Board, a distinction given to few U.S. academics. He was also a visiting scientist at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, General Motors Technical Center, and the Technical University of Berlin.

Mike Blundell is Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Impact, Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, Coventry University, UK. He specializes in vehicle dynamics and safety teaching and research, and has worked with multibody systems applications in vehicle dynamics in industry and academia, publishing many papers on the topic.

Damian Harty is a Senior Staff Engineer at Polaris Industries based in Minnesota. He was formerly Director of the Vehicle & System Dynamics Group at Coventry University, a Technical Specialist for vehicle dynamics with Prodrive on the Mini WRC, as well as a freelance consultant.

Following 10 years with Richard Thomas and Baldwins Ltd. (now Corus) engaged mainly on research into sheet steel products destined for the automotive industry, a further 35 years was spent on materials technology focused on the car body. This included spells at The Pressed Steel Company, Austin-Morris, BL Technology, Rover and finally BMW UK. Experience included all aspects of material selection raging from sheet steel to aluminium and polymers together with a detailed knowlege of most processing aspects such as pressing, painting and welding. Corrosion prevention was a major feature of recent years and collaborative work with Oxford University helped optimise the use of zinc coated steels on current bodywork.

David Hoyle is an international management consultant with over 30 years' experience in quality management. He has held senior positions in quality management with British Aerospace and Ferranti International and worked with such companies as General Motors, the UK Civil Aviation Authority and Bell Atlantic on their quality improvement programmes. As well as delivering quality management and auditor training courses throughout the world, he has participated in various industry councils and committees, including the Institute of Quality Assurance.

A.J. Martyr has held senior technical positions with several of the major test plant manufacturers and consultancy firms over the last 40 years. He is now Honorary Visiting Professor of Powertrain Engineering at Bradford University.

M.A.Plint died in November 1998, four days after the publication of the second edition and after a long and distinguished career in engineering and authoriship.

1934 Born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

1946-1951 Highschools in Rotterdam and Bandung (Indonesia)

1959 MSc. degree in Mechanical Engineering at TU-Delft

1966 Ph.D. degree at the Delft University of Technology

Thesis on the Wheel Shimmy Phenomenon

Advisers: Prof. De Pater and Prof. Van Eldik Thieme

!966-1996 Professor of Vehicle System Engineering

Delft University of Technology

1971 Visiting professor at HSRI (UMTRI), University of Michigan

!972-1989 Editor in Chief of journal Vehicle System Dynamics

1977-1989 Secretary General of the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD)

!989 Honorary Doctorate

Stockholm Royal Institute of Technology

1993-2006 Consultant TNO-Automotive, The Netherlands

1994-2000 President of IAVSD

2002- 2012 Author of book (1st, 2nd ,3d editions) ‘Tire and Vehicle Dynamics’

Hans' areas of expertise include theoretical and experimental research on the dynamics of road vehicles and on the mechanical behaviour of pneumatic tires, and Bond graph modeling of dynamic systems.

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