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The Automotive Chassis

Volume 2: System Design

  • Giancarlo Genta
  • Lorenzo Morello
Textbook

Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Functions and Specifications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 5-34
    3. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 35-69
    4. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 71-98
  3. The Chassis as a Part of the Vehicle System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-100
    2. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 101-122
    3. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 123-171
    4. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 173-249
    5. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 251-297
    6. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 299-312
    7. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 313-419
    8. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 421-503
    9. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 505-591
    10. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 593-616
  4. Mathematical Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 617-618
    2. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 619-626
    3. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 627-694
    4. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
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    5. Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
      Pages 735-785
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 787-962

About this book

Introduction

This textbook draws on the authors’ experience gained by teaching courses for engineering students on e.g. vehicle mechanics, vehicle system design, and chassis design; and on their practical experience as engineering designers for vehicle and chassis components at a major automotive company. The book is primarily intended for students of automotive engineering, but also for all technicians and designers working in this field. Other enthusiastic engineers will also find it to be a useful technical guide.

The present volume (The Automotive Chassis – Volume 2: System Design) focuses on the automotive chassis as a system, providing readers with the knowledge needed to integrate the individual components described in Volume 1 in a complex system that satisfies customers’ expectations. Special emphasis is given to factors influencing system performance, including:

 -  the influence of the powertrain on vehicle performance. Conventional, hybrid and electric powertrains are considered;

 -  factors influencing vehicles’ handling performance;

 -  factors influencing vehicles’ comfort performance; and

 -  factors influencing vehicles’ stability and strategies for accident avoidance (active safety).

In addition, this second volume thoroughly covers topics that are usually neglected in other books about the automotive chassis, such as:

 - the basics of vehicle aerodynamics;

 - internal combustion engines, electric motors and batteries; and

 - mathematical modeling  tools.

This thoroughly revised second edition has been updated to reflect the latest advances in electric and hybrid vehicles, electronic control systems and autonomous driving.

Keywords

Transportation Statistics Vehicle Specifications Vehicle Regulations Vehicular Chassis Passive safety Active safety Lateral dynamics control Reduction of aerodynamic drag Reduction of rolling resistance Traction Dynamic Performance Power Required for Motion Reducing Fuel Consumption CO2/NOx-emissions Braking Dynamic Performance Understeering vehicle Oversteering vehicle Braking Control Systems Active Suspensions By Wire Systems Models of vehicle collision

Authors and affiliations

  • Giancarlo Genta
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Morello
    • 2
  1. 1.Politecnico di TorinoTurinItaly
  2. 2.Politecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35709-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-35708-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-35709-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5122
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-063X
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