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2014-11-07
Gijs Mom
This book covers one and a quarter century of the automobile, conceived as a cultural history of its technology, aimed at engineering students and all those who wish to have a concise introduction into the basics of automotive technology and its long-term development . Its approach is systemic and includes the behavior of drivers, producers, nonusers, victims, and other "stakeholders" as well as the discourse around mobility. Nowadays, students of innovation prefer the term co-evolution, emphasizing the parallel and mutually dependent development of technology and society. This acknowledges the importance of contingency and of the impact of the past upon the present, the very reason why The Evolution of Automotive Technology: A Handbook looks at car technology from a long-term perspective. Often we will conclude that the innovation was in the (re)arrangement of existing technologies. Since its beginnings, car manufacturers have brought a total of 1 billion automobiles to the market. We are currently witnessing an explosion toward the second billion.
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2014-03-20
T. Yomi Obidi
This book provides an introduction to ground vehicle aerodynamics and methodically guides the reader through the various aspects of the subject. Those needing specific information or a refresher can easily jump to the material of interest. There is a particular emphasis on various vehicle types (passenger cars, trucks, trains, motorcycles, race cars, etc.). However, the book is focused on cars and trucks, which are the most common vehicles in the speed range in which the study of ground vehicle aerodynamics is beneficial. Readers will gain a fundamental understanding of the topic, which will help them design vehicles that have improved aerodynamics; this will lead to better fuel efficiency, improved performance, and increased passenger comfort. The author’s basic approach to the presentation of the material is complemented with review questions, application questions, exercises, and suggested projects at the end of most of the chapters, which helps the reader apply the information presented, either in the classroom or for self-study.
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2014-02-24
Jorge Segers
Racecar data acquisition used to be limited to well-funded teams in high-profile championships. Today, the cost of electronics has decreased dramatically, making them available to everyone. But the cost of any data acquisition system is a waste of money if the recorded data is not interpreted correctly. This book, updated from the best-selling 2008 edition, contains techniques for analyzing data recorded by any vehicle's data acquisition system. It details how to measure the performance of the vehicle and driver, what can be learned from it, and how this information can be used to advantage next time the vehicle hits the track. Such information is invaluable to racing engineers and managers, race teams, and racing data analysts in all motorsports. Whether measuring the performance of a Formula One racecar or that of a road-legal street car on the local drag strip, the dynamics of vehicles and their drivers remain the same. Identical analysis techniques apply. Some race series have restricted data logging to decrease the team’s running budgets.
Book
2014-01-31
Pasquale M. Sforza
Commercial Airplane Design Principles is a succinct, focused text covering all the information required at the preliminary stage of aircraft design: initial sizing and weight estimation, fuselage design, engine selection, aerodynamic analysis, stability and control, drag estimation, performance analysis, and economic analysis. The text places emphasis on making informed choices from an array of competing options, and developing the confidence to do so. It also shows the use of standard, empirical, and classical methods in support of the design process and explains the preparation of a professional quality design report, including a sample outline.
Book
2014-01-01
James E. Duffy
Modern Automotive Technology details the construction, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of late-model automobiles and light trucks. This comprehensive book uses a building-block approach that starts with the fundamental principles of system operation and progresses gradually to complex diagnostic and service procedures. Short sentences, concise definitions, and thousands of color illustrations help readers learn quickly and easily. The new edition of Modern Automotive Technology provides coverage of the latest developments in the automotive field and is correlated to the 2012 NATEF Task List. A new Fundamentals of Electricity and Electronics section provides the background needed to troubleshoot and repair the complex electrical/electronic systems found on today’s vehicles. Updated information on hybrid drive systems has been integrated throughout the book, and a new hybrid drive system service chapter details the diagnosis and repair of these important systems.
Book
2013-12-13
The concept and prototype cars that are shown at major industry events feature cutting-edge technologies that the automotive industry wishes to preview. Often these technologies make an appearance in future production models. Concept Car Year in Review: 2013 provides insight to the key engineering ideas that were introduced in concept and prototype cars during that year. This full-color book includes articles that were previously published and written by the award-winning editors of Automotive Engineering International about these concept cars. This book provides a preview of the technologies we could experience in our vehicles in the future. It gives the reader an inside glimpse of how new ideas for vehicles are formed and how they are implemented into the cars we drive. Published for enthusiasts who are interested in future car models and their technologies, as well as practicing automotive engineers who are interested in new engineering trends such as hybrid systems, powertrain designs, automotive design, lightweighting, and materials, and new engineers who want an overview of future trends, Concept Car in Review: 2013 also: • Provides one place where readers can find information on key engineering trends over one year. • Allows readers to easily find specific car models or read about all of them. • Includes interviews with engineering innovators who pioneer technologies in concept cars. • Features many large, full-color images and an attractive magazine format.
Book
2013-12-10
Each year car manufacturers release new production models that are unique and innovative. These cars begin as concepts then go through the process of prototyping. The process of creating a new model can take years, involving extensive testing and refining of aerodynamics, safety, engine components, and vehicle styling. The production model is the result of this lengthy process, and its new technologies reflect the latest engineering standards as well as market trends. The 2014 Passenger Car Yearbook details the key engineering developments in the passenger vehicle industry of the year. Each new car model is profiled in its own chapter with one or more articles that were previously published and written by the award-winning editors of Automotive Engineering International. The novel engineering aspects of each new model are explored in depth. Interviews with key developers and engineers are included for some of the models, providing inside details about how initial ideas evolved in the cars that consumers drive.
Book
2013-11-01
This title carries the papers developed for the 2013 Stapp Car Crash Conference, the premier forum for the presentation of research in impact biomechanics, human injury tolerance, and related fields, advancing the knowledge of land-vehicle crash injury protection. The conference provides an opportunity to participate in open discussion the causes and mechanisms of injury, experimental methods and tools for use in impact biomechanics research, and the development of new concepts for reducing injuries and fatalities in automobile crashes. The topics covered this year include: • Thoracic biomechanics • Neck injury biomechanics • Computational injury biomechanics • Biomechanical injury data analysis • Restraint and protective system injury assessment and evaluation • Development of future vehicle safety features
Book
2013-10-07
Each year car manufacturers release new production models that are unique and innovative. The production model is the result of a lengthy process of testing aerodynamics, safety, engine components, and vehicle styling. The new technologies introduced in these vehicles reflect changing standards as well as trends of the market. From Acura to Volvo, this book provides a snapshot of the key engineering concepts and trends of the passenger vehicle industry over the course of a year. For each of the 43 new production models, articles from Automotive Engineering International (AEI) magazine detail technology developments as well as a comprehensive look at the 2013 passenger car models. This book provides those with an interest in new vehicles with all the information on the key automotive engineering and technology advancements of the year. AEI’s association with SAE International guarantees that these articles come from a trusted and reliable source with a reputation 100-plus years in the making.
Book
2013-09-03
Snorri Gudmundsson
Written by an engineer with close to 20 years of design experience, General Aviation Aircraft Design: Applied Methods and Procedures provides the practicing engineer with a versatile handbook that serves as the first source for finding answers to realistic aircraft design questions. The book is structured in an "equation/derivation/solved example" format for easy access to content. Readers will find it a valuable guide to topics such as sizing of horizontal and vertical tails to minimize drag, sizing of lifting surfaces to ensure proper dynamic stability, numerical performance methods, and common faults and fixes in aircraft design. In most cases, numerical examples involve actual aircraft specs. Broad and deep in coverage, it is intended for practicing engineers, aerospace engineering students, mathematically astute amateur aircraft designers, and anyone interested in aircraft design. This title is organized by articles and numerical examples involve actual aircraft specs. It also contains high-interest topics not found in other texts, including sizing of horizontal and vertical tails to minimize drag, sizing of lifting surfaces to ensure proper dynamic stability, numerical performance methods, and common faults and fixes in aircraft design.
Book
2013-05-13
The result of a combined effort between the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT) and the International Society of Automation (ISA), which held their conferences together in May, 2013, the proceedings are now are available in print format. Focusing on the theme of Sensors and Systems for Reliability, Safety and Affordability, the Joint Conference MFPT 2013 and ISA’s 59th International Instrumentation Symposium reflected the importance of sensing and condition management systems in lowering sustainment costs. The proceedings contain 33 technical papers chosen out of the 120 presented during the various sessions. These papers were organized in various categories: • Aerospace sensors • Health management tools and capabilities • Diagnostics • Wind turbines • Signal analysis • Diagnostics sensors • Thermographic phosphors • Condition based maintenance, Failure Prevention, Prognostics • Wireless sensors • Data analysis • Failure analysis • Systems Engineering and business case analysis As organizations, big and small, better understand the importance of preventive asset health management, more technologies and processes will be developed to respond to the needs and demands of new customers.
Book
2013-02-12
Douglas Fehan
This compendium is an update to two best-selling editions published by SAE International in 1995 and 2003. Editor Doug Fehan has assembled a collection of technical papers from the SAE archive that will inspire readers to use race engine development as an important tool in the future of transportation. He focuses on several topics that are important to future race engine design: electrification, materials and processes, and improved technology. Today’s electric hybrid vehicles and kinetic energy recovery systems embody what inventors envisioned in the early 1900s. First employed in trams and trains of that era, the technology was almost forgotten until racers resurrected their version in 2009 F-1 racing. The automotive industry has long admired the aircraft industry’s use of lightweight metals, advanced finishing processes, and composites. The use of these materials and processes has helped reduce overall mass and, in turn, improved speed, performance, and reliability of race engines. Their initial high cost was a limiting factor for integrating them into mass-produced vehicles.
Book
2012-12-31
Noriko Hikosaka Behling
Fuel Cells: Current Technology Challenges and Future Research Needs is a one-of-a-kind, definitive reference source for technical students, researchers, government policymakers, and business leaders. Here in a single volume is a thorough review of government, corporate, and research institutions' policies and programs related to fuel cell development, and the effects of those programs on the success or failure of fuel cell initiatives. The book describes specific, internal corporate and academic R&D activities, levels of investment, strategies for technology acquisition, and reasons for success and failure. This volume provides an overview of past and present initiatives to improve and commercialize fuel cell technologies, as well as context and analysis to help potential investors assess current fuel cell commercialization activities and future prospects. Crucially, it also gives top executive policymakers and company presidents detailed policy recommendations on what should be done to successfully commercialize fuel cell technologies.
Book
2012-11-27
Chaoqun Liu, Jiyuan Tu, Guan Heng Yeoh
Computational Fluid Dynamics is a strong introduction to CFD fundamentals and using commercial CFD software to solve engineering problems, designed for the wide variety of engineering students new to CFD, and for practicing engineers learning CFD for the first time. Combining an appropriate level of mathematical background, worked examples, computer screen shots, and step by step processes, this book walks the reader through modeling and computing, as well as interpreting CFD results. This the first book in the field aimed at CFD users rather than developers.
Book
2012-10-01
Honda's latest technical review features cutting-edge developments from Honda's worldwide R&D team. The October 2012 volume begins with the introduction of new technologies and includes 7 of the company's best technical papers, covering advancements in fuel cell systems, aerodynamic design system development, power products, and other fundamental technologies. Chapters include: • Styling Design of New Accord, CR-V and NC700 Series • Development of NC700 Series, NSF250R Road Racer, BF250 Motor • Development of CVT for Midsize Vehicle • Development of New Manual Transmission for Middle-Torque Engine • Development of Rare Earth-saving Magnet Using Localized Diffusion Method • Development of Anti-allergenic Compound for Durability of Automotive Seat Fabric • Verification Test of High Differential Pressure Water Electrolysis-type Solar Hydrogen Station (SHS2)
Book
2012-08-06
Alberto Boretti
The World Championship Grand Prix (WCGP) is the premier championship event of motorcycle road racing. The WCGP was established in 1949 by the sport's governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), and is the oldest world championship event in the motorsports arena. This book, developed especially for racing enthusiasts by motorsports engineering expert Dr. Alberto Boretti, provides a broad view of WCGP motorcycle racing and vehicles, but is primarily focused on the design of four-stroke engines for the MotoGP class. The book opens with general background on MotoGP governing bodies and a history of the event’s classes since the competition began in 1949. It then presents some of the key engines that have been developed and used for the competition through the years. Technologies that are used in today’s MotoGP engines are discussed. A sidebar discussion on calculating brake, indicated, and friction performance parameters provides mathematical information for readers who like such technical details.
Book
2012-07-13
Colin H. Simmons, Neil Phelps, Dennis E. Maguire
Now in its 4th edition, Manual of Engineering Drawing is a long-established guide for practicing and student engineers to producing engineering drawings and annotated 3D models that comply with the latest BSI and ISO standards of technical product specifications and documentation. This new edition has been updated in line with recent standard revisions and amendments, including the requirements of BS8888 2011 and related ISO standards. Ideal for international use, it includes a guide to the fundamental differences between the relevant ISO and ASME standards, as well as new information on legal aspects such as patents and copyright and end-of-life design considerations. Equally applicable to CAD and manual drawing, the book includes the latest developments in 3D annotation and the specification of surface texture. Its broad scope also encompasses topics such as orthographic and pictorial projections, dimensional, geometrical and surface tolerance, and the duality principle, along with numerous examples of electrical and hydraulic diagrams with symbols and applications of cams, bearings, welding and adhesives.
Book
2012-07-01
Michael J. Royce, Suzanne M. Royce
Published by Racecar Graphic Limited, publishers of RACE TECH and BERNOULLI magazines and organizers of the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium, this is the most comprehensive book yet published on how to prepare your Formula Student/SAE car. Written by highly respected judges with years of experience between them in this acclaimed competition, every aspect of the car is covered from an explanation of the specification sheet to calibration, machining and electronics integration to name but a few of the topics covered.
Book
2012-06-12
Ernst Greuter, Stefan Zima
Engine failures result from a complex set of conditions, effects, and situations. To understand why engines fail and remedy those failures, one must understand how engine components are designed and manufactured, how they function, and how they interact with other engine components. To this end, this book examines how engine components are designed and how they function, along with their physical and technical properties. Translated from a popular German reference work, this English edition sheds light on determining engine failure and remedies. The authors present a selection of engine failures, investigate and evaluate why they failed, and provide guidance on how to prevent such failures. A large range of possible engine failures is presented in a comprehensive, readily understandable manner, free of manufacturer bias. The scope of engines covered includes general-purpose engines found in heavy commercial vehicles, railway locomotives and vehicles, electrical generators, prime movers, and marine engines.
Book
2012-05-22
Since the mid-20th Century, automatic transmissions have benefited drivers by automatically changing gear ratios, freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. The automatic transmission's primary job is to allow the engine to operate in its speed range while providing a wide range of output (vehicle) speeds automatically. The transmission uses gears to make more effective use of the engine's torque and to keep the engine operating at an appropriate speed. For nearly half a century, Design Practices: Passenger Car Automatic Transmissions has been the “go-to” handbook of design considerations for automatic transmission industry engineers of all levels of experience. This latest 4th edition represents a major overhaul from the prior edition and is arguably the most significant update in its long history. In summary, the authors have put together the most definitive handbook for automatic transmission design practices available today. Virtually all existing chapters have been updated and improved with the latest state-of-the-art information and many have been significantly expanded with more detail and design consideration updates; most notably for torque converters and start devices, gears/splines/chains, bearings, wet friction, one-way clutch, pumps, seals and gaskets, and controls.
Book
2012-04-30
Bill Haughey
This process guidebook describes the Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM) methodology, as defined by Dr. Tatsuhiko Yoshimura, and introduces Design Review Based on Test Results (DRBTR), a methodology designed to evaluate products after test, regardless of pass or fail. Identified observations are intended to uncover potential issues that will happen later in the product life cycle or with variation from the manufacturing process. This guidebook provides an introduction and foundation for DRBFM and DRBTR for anyone who is interested in implementing part or all of the methodologies. Topics include: Introduction to GD3, DRBFM, and DRBTR DRBFM Process The Third GD - DRBTR and DRBD&P Also included is an Appendix with process maps, checklists, tables, and examples.
Book
2012-04-02
THG Megson
Based on the author's best-selling text Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students, this brief book covers the basics of structural analysis as applied to aircraft structures. Coverage of elasticity, energy methods and virtual work set the stage for discussions of airworthiness/airframe loads and stress analysis of aircraft components. Numerous worked examples, illustrations, and sample problems show how to apply the concepts to realistic situations. Self-contained, this value-priced book is an excellent resource for anyone learning the subject. • Covers the core concepts in about 200 fewer pages by removing some optional topics like structural vibrations and aero elasticity • Systematic step by step procedures in the worked examples • Self-contained, with complete derivations for key equations
Book
2012-04-02
Brian W. Rowe
Solve your bearing design problems with step-by-step procedures and hard-won performance data from a leading expert and consultant. Compiled for ease of use in practical design scenarios, Hydrostatic, Aerostatic and Hybrid Bearing Design provides the basic principles, design procedures and data you need to create the right bearing solution for your requirements. In this valuable reference and design companion, author and expert W. Brian Rowe shares the hard-won lessons and figures from a lifetime’s research and consultancy experience. Coverage includes: • Clear explanation of background theory such as factors governing pressure, flow and forces, followed by worked examples that allow you to check your knowledge and understanding • Easy-to-follow design procedures that provide step-by-step blueprints for solving your own design problems • Information on a wide selection of bearing shapes, offering a range and depth of bearing coverage not found elsewhere • Critical data on optimum performance from load and film stiffness data to pressure ratio considerations • Operating safeguards you need to keep in mind to prevent hot-spots and cavitation effects, helping your bearing design to withstand the demands of its intended application Aimed at both experienced designers and those new to bearing design, Hydrostatic, Aerostatic and Hybrid Bearing Design provides engineers, tribologists and students with a one-stop source of inspiration, information and critical considerations for bearing design success.
Book
2012-04-01
This e-book gives unique insight into the cutting-edge technical developments from Honda's worldwide R&D team. The 23 papers included in this volume chronicle the best of Honda's documented technical advancements from October 2011 through March 2012 in automotive, motorcycle, power products, and other technologies. Full-color diagrams complement the text. Title highlights include: • Development of New CVT for the K Car • Development of New ASIMO - Realization of Autonomous Machine • Battery Control Technology for Li-ion Battery System for HEV • Study of Evaluation Method for Knee-grip Feeling of Motorcycles • Construction of Knock Detection Logic by Pattern Recognition Using Short-time Fourier Transform
Book
2012-04-01
The SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing backfile includes online access to all published papers from 2008 through last year. The SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing publishes authoritative and in-depth research in the areas of materials, design, and manufacturing. In addition to analytical findings, the Journal addresses integration and implementation of scientific and engineering practices that advance the state of the art and benefit society. The Journal is assembled to present and promote wide-ranging research of the following areas: Materials: such as materials development, analysis, modeling, testing (this includes ferrous/non-ferrous materials, composites, nano-technologies and coatings) Design: such as design analysis, modeling, simulations, and optimization (includes robust design, durability, reliability, quality, uncertainty, and sustainability) Manufacturing: such as manufacturing practices, process, simulations, and methodologies (including forming, joining, assembling, lean manufacturing, and supply chain)
Book
2012-03-01
W. Charles Paulsen
This is a book for people wanting to learn the language of Science, Technology, and Engineering, and is intended to complement traditional text books in Mathematics. It puts the fun back into mathematics by demystifying confusing symbols and terminology – Think of this book as your personal journey leading to an eventual understanding of calculus, using everyday language to introduce new concepts in small manageable steps. Extensive use of color diagrams, pictures, and graphs are used throughout the book. Microsoft Excel is introduced early to show how mathematics can be made visual. Excel’s hidden equation solving talents are revealed. What to expect from this title: • Part I – Numbers, constants, and variables, the components of equations. • Part II – Equations for the line, circle, and other geometries frequently encountered are presented. • Part III – Solving many equations simultaneously, the basic of matrix algebra. • Part IV – Equations and graphs of interest. • Part V – Slopes and areas, the basics of differential and integral calculus.
Book
2011-11-01
J. Gilbert Kaufman
Relational analysis, defined as quantitative analysis of the relationships of high- and low-temperature properties in relation to their room-temperature values, provides a useful technique for estimating the properties of similar metals and alloys for which limited or no data are available. This book demonstrates how to use relational analysis methodology to extrapolate and estimate properties of metallic alloys at high temperatures from lower temperature data, and for estimating the properties of alloys for which scant property data exists. Data tables and graphs are presented for a wide range of aluminum alloys. Also shown, is how to apply relational analysis to other alloy systems including steels, magnesium alloys, and titanium alloys.
Book
2011-10-04
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
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