This book takes an in-depth look at the lives, personalities, and technical achievements of 12 preeminent engineers who made significant and lasting contributions to the design and development of the automobile over the last century. From early pioneers such as Amedee Bollee pere, whose first steam-driven vehicle took the road in 1878, to more recent innovators such as Colin Chapman, pace-setter of the Grand Prix scene, Automobile Design presents twelve penetrating design and character studies that will fascinate all automobile enthusiasts and historians. Other early pioneers covered include: Frederick Lanchestser Henry M. Leland Hans Ledwinka Marc Birkigt Ferdinand Porsche Harry Miller Vittorio Jano Gabriel Voisin Alec Issigonis Dante Giacosa, et. al.
Utility Vehicle Design Handbook contains valuable information of use to anyone interested in the principles, mechanics, or development of vehicles used by utility companies: engineers, designers, specifiers, buyers, fleet managers, and maintenance personnel. With up-to-date details on the latest technology, research, and equipment in the utility vehicle field, this handbook provides practical information for anyone working with vehicles used in the utility and communications industries. It collects a wealth of information from many sources into one comprehensive reference on utility vehicles. Completely updated to keep the handbook concise and timely, the second edition provides up-to-date details on the latest technology, research, and equipment in the utility vehicle field, plus updated sections on standards and terminology.
It's no secret that lost races and crashes are caused by what is usually referred to as mechanical failure. But author Carroll Smith rightly contends that all failures are human in origin. Poor designs, incorrect manufacture and assembly, unreasonable demands, and negligent maintenance all lead to the dreaded "mechanical failure." Engineer To Win details racing materials technology and many other related subjects. Published by Motorbooks International. Distributed by SAE.
This publication presents information on technological developments regarding universal joints, including details on design and application practices which have proven to be successful. Subjects covered include: all power transmitting mechanisms classified as universal joints - both the constant and nonconstant velocity types the most commonly used driveshaft arrangements applications requiring the transmission of power from the power source to a drivetrain member; drivetrain disturbances analytical procedures for design analysis, evaluation and application