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2014-10-22
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The new Bosch Automotive Handbook, now in its 9th English edition, has been completely revised and enhanced to include the most recent developments in automotive technology. About 200 specialist authors contributed to this new version of every engineer’s must-have reference. The book's format has been revised: it is now 20 percent longer and wider, as this allows for a larger font size. This makes the texts and graphics easier to read. The index has been strongly expanded to make looking up technical terms easier. The Bosch Automotive Handbook is a best-seller, with a broad global readership. Students of engineering programs consult it, as do researchers and engineers in the automotive industry. Mechanics who are studying to become master craftsmen also use it as a reference work. Experts trust the well-founded and extensive expertise that can be found in the classic. The Bosch Automotive Handbook is widely regarded around the world as a standard work for automotive technology.
2014-09-03
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William C. Messner
Over the years, the DARPA Challenges in the United States have galvanized interest in autonomous cars, making them a real possibility in the mind of the public, but autonomous and unmanned vehicles have been increasingly employed in many roles on land, in the water, and in the air. Military applications have received a great deal of attention, with weaponized unmanned aircraft (drones) being the most prominent. However, unmanned vehicles with varying degrees of autonomy already have many civilian applications. Some of these are quite familiar (such as the Roomba autonomous vacuum cleaner), while others remain largely out of the public eye (such as autonomous farm equipment). Additional applications and more capable vehicles are rapidly coming to the markets in the years ahead. This book examines a number of economically important areas in which unmanned and autonomous vehicles, also understood here as autonomous technologies, are already used or soon will be.
2014-05-21
Book
Andrew Day
Starting from the fundamentals of brakes and braking, Braking of Road Vehicles covers car and commercial vehicle applications and developments from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. Drawing on insights from leading experts from across the automotive industry, experienced industry course leader Andrew Day has developed a new handbook for automotive engineers needing an introduction to or refresh on this complex and critical topic.
2014-04-11
Book
Today’s designers seek to integrate sensor technology, electronic and mechatronic systems in progressively introducing Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems. However, from a customer perspective on the one hand steering is one of the most visible or tangible aspects of vehicle quality in driving when quality is compromised (through NVH issues), while on the other hand, when executed well, a steering system is all but transparent to the driver. To a number of commentators and OEMs ‘steering feel’ has become termed as contributing to the essential ‘DNA” of the vehicle, and it is therefore an essential aspect of competitive advantage or position. This report examines steering feel and the increasing effect of vehicle electrification, and looks at steering and chassis performance. It also considers the key drivers including fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, steering design, materials considerations and the packaging dilemma.
2014-01-30
Book
The market for light vehicle suspension systems has been changing rapidly over the past few years as technology has enabled levels of comfort and road-holding to improve well beyond the boundaries of the compromise between comfort and safety that once effectively limited performance. Today, as part of an integrated chassis, advanced suspension systems are a key area through which one vehicle can be differentiated from another and on which OEMs look to build the essential 'DNA" of a vehicle. This report examines the key market drivers in this sector and details materials considerations, increasing electrification, challenges and barriers, chassis and suspension weight reduction and suspension performance. Furthermore the report looks at kinematics & elastokinematics along with the move from passive to active suspension. The report goes on to include detailed sections on suspension element technology and dampers & shock absorbers.
2014-01-27
Book
Boris Nikolaevich Belousov, Sergey D. Popov
Heavy-duty wheeled vehicles (HDWVs) are all-wheel-drive vehicles that carry 25 tons or more and have three or more axles. They transport heavy, bulky cargo such as raw minerals, timber, construction materials, pre-fabricated modules, weapons, combat vehicles, and more. HDWVs are used in a variety of industries (mining, logging, construction, energy) and are critical to a country’s economy and defense. These vehicles have unique development requirements due to their high loads, huge dimensions, and specific operating conditions. Hauling efficiencies can be improved by increasing vehicle load capacity; however capacities are influenced by legislation, road limits, and design. Designing HDWVs differs from other multi-purpose all-wheel-drive vehicles. The chassis must be custom-designed to suit the customer’s particular purpose. The number of axles is another variable, as well as which ones are driving and which are driven. Tires are also customizable.
2014-01-01
Book
Michael Spektor
Solving Engineering Problems in Dynamics helps practicing engineers successfully analyze real mechanical systems by presenting comprehensive methods for analyzing the motion of engineering systems and their components. This analysis covers three basic phases: 1) composing the differential equation of motion; 2) solving the differential equation of motion; and 3) analyzing the solution. Although a formal engineering education provides the fundamental skills for completing these phases, many engineers nonetheless would benefit by gaining further insight in using these fundamentals to solve real-life engineering problems. This book thus describes in step-by-step order the methods related to each of these phases.
2013-11-01
Book
Harry Zervos, Peter Harrop
The electric vehicle industry - land, water and air - is rapidly rising to become a huge market of over $290 billion by 2024. Some run entirely on harvested energy as with solar lake boats. Others recycle energy as with regenerative braking of cars, buses and military vehicles harvesting kinetic energy. Others use different forms of harvesting either to charge the traction batteries or to drive autonomous devices as we progress to the wireless vehicle. In some cases, harvesting is making completely new forms of electric vehicle possible such as "glider" Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) that stay at sea for years and surface to gain electricity from both wave power and sunshine whenever necessary. Indeed, multiple forms of energy harvesting on one vehicle is becoming much more common from cars to superyachts.
2013-10-09
Book
Chassis technology today is one of the key functional areas responsible for overall performance in terms of vehicle dynamics, safety and fuel efficiency, and these functions can be seen as the key contributor to competitive advantage. At its simplest, the chassis can be defined as the frame of the vehicle plus its ‘running gear’ consisting of steering, suspension, wheels and brakes. However, today this description misses an essential point in that the chassis now is a complex set of components that are responsible for the vast majority of the ride, handling, comfort and safety. Furthermore, through the use of advanced materials and systems it has a significant role to play in reducing CO2 output.
2013-05-29
Book
Since the last tire report prepared in the first half of 2011, the world of tires has changed. From the strong recovery of 2010-2011 and following brief period of sustained growth, the market has entered another slow-down. The European tire market in particular has eased substantially and can be regarded as in a state of crisis for all the key segments with weak demand and reduced tire sales exacerbated by de-stocking, reduced demand and consumers switching from premium brands to lower-priced imports. Meanwhile the US has seen zero growth during 2012 while China, on the other hand, has seen its volumes increase and it is projecting further increase in 2013. China now dominates global tire manufacture, making more car and truck tires than any other country. Although much of that growth has been driven by exports, China’s domestic market remains the only major market to have shown sustained positive growth in the last five years.
2013-04-02
Book
Alberto Boretti
A kinetic energy recover system (KERS) captures the kinetic energy that results when brakes are applied to a moving vehicle. The recovered energy can be stored in a flywheel or battery and used later, to help boost acceleration. KERS helps transfer what was formerly wasted energy into useful energy. In 2009, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) began allowing KERS to be used in Formula One (F1) competition. Still considered experimental, this technology is undergoing development in the racing world but has yet to become mainstream for production vehicles. The Introduction of this book details the theory behind the KERS concept. It describes how kinetic energy can be recovered, and the mechanical and electric systems for storing it. Flybrid systems are highlighted since they are the most popular KERS developed thus far. The KERS of two racing vehicles are profiled: the Dyson Lola LMP1 and Audi R18 e-tron Quattro.
2012-04-11
Book
Hans Pacejka
In this new paperback edition of Tire and Vehicle Dynamics, theory is supported by practical and experimental evidence. Pacejka provides both basic and advanced explanations of the pneumatic tire and its impact on vehicle dynamic performance. The book shows the way in which tire models are incorporated in vehicle models and how important tire influence is on overall vehicle behavior. Those working in any industry involving equipment with tires will continue to find this book both extremely relevant and useful.
2012-04-01
Book
Hans B. Pacejka
Encompassing the latest developments on tire mechanics, this definitive third edition combines theory, guidance, discussion and insight in one comprehensive reference. In this well-known resource, the author, leading tire model expert Hans Pacejka, explains the relationship between operational variables, vehicle variables and tire modeling, taking you on a journey through the effective modeling of complex tire and vehicle dynamics problems.
2011-10-04
Book
Rudolf Limpert
The objectives of this third edition of an SAE classic title are to provide readers with the basic theoretical fundamentals and analytical tools necessary to design braking systems for passenger vehicles and trucks that comply with safety standards, minimize consumer complaints, and perform safely and efficiently before and while electronic brake controls become active. This book, written for students, engineers, forensic experts, and brake technicians, provides readers with theoretical knowledge of braking physics, and offers numerous illustrations and equations that make the information easy to understand and apply. New to this edition are expanded chapters on: • Thermal analysis of automotive brakes • Analysis of hydraulic brake systems • Single vehicle braking dynamics
2011-09-27
Book
Thomas Vauderwange
This book takes wheel alignment out of the shop’s back corner and gives it the attention it deserves. Using techniques presented in this book, you can save time by avoiding unnecessary readjustments and say goodbye to crooked steering wheels. You will learn about: • Properties of the dynamic chassis: toe, camber and everything after • Measurement technologies: From straight aluminum bar to touchless automatic • Runout compensation: Why and how, risk and benefit • Four steps to a straight steering wheel • Typical adjustment errors and the consequences • Chassis values: accident damage or tricky intention of the designer? • Sophisticated kinematics: VAG toe curve/S-point adjustment Wheel Alignment also includes examples from real-life adjustment encounters, as well as brief quizzes throughout to help you measure your progress on the topic.
2011-03-29
Book
James K. Thompson
As other vehicle systems have become more refined, more attention must be placed on brake NVH issues because they can cause a negative customer experience. From the laboratory to the road, the use of technology as well as further study by engineers is helping to lessen noise, judder, and vibration in cars. This book provides readers with a fundamental understanding of current practices for measuring and testing brake NVH. From coverage of basic definitions and concepts to in-depth analysis of on-road testing procedures, it will serve as a comprehensive reference guide for brake test technicians, test engineers, lab managers, and others who work on making brakes quieter, smoother, more refined, and more reliable. Readers will learn how to test for brake noise, what tools to use, and which recent standards and practices have led to the successful measurement of brake noise and vibration.
2010-11-29
Book
Ronald K. Jurgen
With production and planning for new electric vehicles gaining momentum worldwide, this book – the fourth in a series of five volumes on this subject – provides engineers and researchers with perspectives on the most current and innovative developments regarding electric and hybrid-electric vehicle technology, design considerations, and components. This book features eight SAE technical papers, published from 2008 through 2010, that provide an overview of research on electric vehicle braking systems, and electric vehicle noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Topics include: Regenerative braking systems in heavy duty hybrid-electric vehicles Development of an auxiliary pressurized hybrid brake system NVH integration in hybrid vehicles Spherical beamforming and buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR) testing
2010-10-01
Book
This ebook gives unique insight into the cutting-edge technical developments from Honda's worldwide R&D team from April through September 2010. The 30 papers included in this volume chronicle the best of Honda's documented technical advancements in automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Styling Design of the CR-Z Styling Design of the VFR1200F Piston Temperature Measurement Technology for Actual HSDI Diesel Engines Development of Bicycle Simulator for Safety Riding Education Enhancement of Low-temperature Combustion in Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Engine This publication is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
2010-08-01
Book
Luc Dugard, Oliver Sename, Sergio Matteo Savaresi, Cristiano Spelta, Charles Poussot-Vassal
Semi-active suspension systems promise weight efficiencies, cost savings, and higher safety and comfort compared to other types of electronically-controlled suspensions currently in use. With the growing emphasis on fuel economy, reduced CO2 emissions, and cost reductions for all vehicles, these semi-active systems are set to become a growing part of overall vehicle design, but coverage of them in standard automotive engineering texts is currently limited. This book provides a comprehensive overview of semi-active suspension systems with an emphasis on performance analysis and control design. Several different approaches using different control theories are presented and evaluated in the book, with methodology provided to analyze and evaluate suspension performances while identifying optimal performance bounds.
2010-04-13
Book
This SAE Special Publication presents papers from the Brake Technology session.
2010-01-01
Book
David M. Bevly, Stewart Cobb
As global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) such as GPS have grown more pervasive, the use of GNSS to automatically control ground vehicles has drawn increasing interest. This cutting-edge resource offers you a thorough understanding of this emerging application area of GNSS. Written by highly-regarded authorities in the field, this unique reference covers a wide range of key topics, including ground vehicles models, psuedolites, highway vehicle control, unmanned ground vehicles, farm tractors, and construction equipment. The book is supported with over 150 illustrations and more than 180 equations.
2009-12-11
Book
This manual provides a comprehensive compilation of technical reports relating to the design and dimensional characteristics, labeling and marking, nomenclature, and testing of wheels and wheel end hardware.
2009-07-01
Book
David A. Crolla, et al
This book is a one-stop reference for automotive 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 with which engineers need to engage, such as hybrid technologies, vehicle efficiency, emissions control, and performance optimization. This quick-reference sourcebook provides engineers with a complete resource for all the essential material needed on a day-to-day basis, including fundamentals, key techniques, and engineering best practice and rules of thumb. Topics include: o Engine Testing o Engine Emissions o Digital Engine Controls o Transmissions o Electric and Hybrid Vehicles o Suspensions and Steering o Tires, Brakes, and Handling o Aerodynamics and Noise o Instrumentation and Telematics o Safety o Materials
2009-04-01
Book
This unique book gives rare insight into the work of Honda's worldwide R&D team, covering technical developments from October 2008 through March 2009. With special focus on fuel cell vehicles, the 33 papers included also cover other automotive topics, as well as motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: New Fuel Cell Stack for FCX Clarity Development of Lithium Ion Battery System for Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology for Increased Fuel Efficiency in New INSIGHT Vaporization Characteristic of High-ethanol Gasoline (E85) and Cold Startability Development of Brake-by-Wire System for Super Sport Motorcycles Rearward Visibility Simulation System of Motorcycle Rearview Mirrors Psychological Effects of Use of Electric Scooter This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
2008-10-07
Book
This SAE Special Publication presents papers from the sessions Advancements in Steering Systems; Advancements in Braking Systems; and Advanced Chassis Control and Rollover Stability.
2008-10-01
Book
This unique book gives chronicles the top Honda technical developments from April through September 2008. The 21 papers included give rare insight into Honda's worldwide R&D team, and cover automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: Mechanism of Occurrence of Ghost Noise in Helical Gears Resulting from Thread-type Tool Machining Development of Front Pillar for Visibility Enhancement Development of 5-speed Dual-clutch Transmission System for All-Terrain Vehicle Motorcycle Riding Simulator Enabling Experience of Honda's Advanced Brake Systems Running Gait Generation for Biped Robot This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
2008-08-08
Book
Thomas Giapponi
Tire forensics is the methodical analysis of failed tires in order to identify the causes of a tire's disablement. By using the laws of physics, math, chemistry, and engineering - mixed with real-world tire background and experience - tire forensic experts determine the most likely events that led up to and caused a tire to fail. Tire Forensic Investigation: Analyzing Tire Failure covers the many ways that a tire can fail, and shows how to identify that failure. Based on the author's 30 years of experience in the tire industry, the book looks at the methodical, physical, visual and tactile examination of the failed tire and identifies the various failure modes for passenger car and light truck tires.
2008-04-14
Book
This SAE Special Publication presents papers from the Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation session.
2008-04-14
Book
This SAE Special Publication presents papers from the Steering and Suspension Technology Symposium session.
2008-04-14
Book
This SAE Special Publication presents papers from the Brake Technology session.
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