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David Saddington
This exclusive report produced by ABOUT Automotive concentrates on three of the most important areas within the automotive chassis sector: • Braking components, modules and systems • Suspension and damping systems • Steering systems It addresses the critical issues facing the automotive chassis sector, and is broken down into eight major sections: • Key market drivers • Braking components, modules and systems • Suspension and damping systems • Steering systems • Chassis sector supplier profiles • OEM system technology trends • OEM modular sourcing trends • Technology roadmap This includes mainstream, mass-market technology, as well as innovative and advanced technology where appropriate in each product area. The report also analyses the approach of each supplier to the market, including its role within the emergence of innovative technologies. Likewise, the research provides an analysis of the technology and sourcing trends apparent among the major global carmakers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Oliver Sename, Cristiano Spelta, Sergio Matteo Savaresi, Charles Poussot-Vassal, Luc Dugard
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Karlheinz Bill, Bert J. Breuer
Microelectronics and mechatronics have resulted in a significant increase in the technical potential and functionality of brake systems. In a single source, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the current state of the art, as well as the future, of brakes and braking systems. Translated and completely updated from the landmark German-language work Bremsenhandbuch, Brake Technology Handbook covers brake system fundamentals, requirements, design, construction, components, and subsystem functions for vehicles of all types (including passenger cars, commercial vehicles, off-road vehicles, motorcycles, racing vehicles and even aircraft).
Dr. John C. Dixon
This second edition of The Shock Absorber Handbook (first edition published in 1999) remains the only English-language book devoted to the subject. Comprehensive coverage of design, testing, installation, and use of the damper has led to the book's acceptance as the authoritative text on the automotive applications of shock absorbers. In this edition, the author presents a thorough revision of his book, bringing it completely up to date. There are numerous detail improvements, and extensive new material has been added, particularly on the many varieties of valve design in the conventional hydraulic damper, and on modern developments such as electrorheological and magnetorheological dampers. The text is generously illustrated throughout with numerous diagrams and photographs.
This unique publication chronicles the top Honda technical developments from October 2006 through March 2007. The 27 papers included give rare insight into the 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: Development of 1.8L Flexible Fuel Vehicle System for 2007 Model Year CIVIC for Brazil Hydraulic Control Technologies with Robust Stability and Performance for CVT Start Clutch Development of New BF90 Outboard Motor Research on Extended Expansion General-Purpose Engine (Part 2)- Heat Release and Brake Performance Thermal Management of Air-cooled Motorcycle Engines Using Forced Oil-cooling System Motorcycle Dynamic Simulation Model Incorporating Actual Rider Behavior Data This publication is available in both print and electronic format. The electronic format is also conveniently available for purchase in individual chapters.
Ronald K. Jurgen
This book contains 80 papers covering six years of research (2000-2005) on advances in electronic braking systems (including brake-by-wire and antilock braking systems), traction control systems (TCS, ASR); and stability control systems (VDC).
Frank Chen, Chin An Tan, Ronald L. Quaglia
Chapters written by professional and academic experts in the field cover: analytical modeling and analysis, CEA modeling and numerical methods, techniques for dynamometer and road test evaluation, critical parameters that contribute to brake squeal, robust design processes to reduce/prevent brake squeal via up-front design, and more.
Carroll Smith
Hand-selected by racing engineer legend Carroll Smith, the 28 SAE Technical Papers in this book focus on the chassis and suspension design of pure racing cars, an area that has traditionally been - farmed out - to independent designers or firms since the early 1970s. Smith believed that any discussion of vehicle dynamics must begin with a basic understanding of the pneumatic tire, the focus of the first chapter. The racing tire connects the racing car to the track surface by only the footprints of its four tires. Through the tires, the driver receives most of the sensory information needed to maintain or regain control of the race car at high force levels. The second chapter, focusing on suspension design, is an introduction to this complex and fascinating subject. Topics covered include chassis stiffness and flexibility, suspension tuning on the cornering of a Winston Cup race car, suspension kinematics, and vehicle dynamics of road racing cars.
Geoffrey Howard, Donald Bastow, John Peter Whitehead
Through appendices and diagrams, Car Suspension and Handling, 4th Edition outlines the purpose and history of vehicle suspension systems, while defining the basic parameters of suspension geometry. In addition, the book delves into human sensitivity to vibration, and offers data on durability, tire background information, steering calculations and suspension calculations.
V.L. Shulman
This is an expert overview on the topic of tire recycling. It summarizes current practices and the factors that have contributed to their growth and efficacy as viable, economically and environmentally sound methods of dealing with post-consumer tires. There are around 1 billion tires produced each year across the globe. It is estimated that for every tire sold another joins the waste stream. This publication explores innovative alternatives available to simply disposing of tires. In fact, waste tire products have many desirable properties in key application areas from thermoplastic elastomers to road surfaces. The primary area of study of this report is the EU, but reports from the US have also been cited. Statistics are incorporated from the EU markets, which illustrate changes in the industry since the inception of the European Tire Recycling Association a decade ago.
Bert J. Breuer, Uwe Dausend
Access the most relevant information concerning road vehicle brakes and brake systems with this collection of papers culled from four years of TMD Friction's Symposium, an annual meeting of the world's top brake engineers. Topics include anti-lock braking systems (ABS), new material technologies, brake-by-wire systems, and future brake technologies.
Paul W. Haney
Based on 15 years of tire research, this book presents clear, non-academic explanations of how and why tires really work. Haney provides new insight into topics such as the complexity of rubber, how a pneumatic tire generates grip, and how to tune grip and balance using the load sensitivity of tires.
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