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The Automotive Chassis

Volume 2: System Design

  • Covers all aspects of the subject

  • Covers both theoretical and the practical aspects

  • Deals with updated points like numerical modelling and virtual prototyping

  • Contains a large number of illustrations showing the design of actual components and systems, from many different manufacturers, together with worked numerical examples

Part of the book series: Mechanical Engineering Series (MES)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Functions and Specifications

    1. Vehicle Functions

      Pages 33-69
    2. Regulations

      Pages 71-99
  3. The Chassis as a Part of the Vehicle System

    1. General Characteristics

      Pages 105-114
    2. HANDLING PERFORMANCE

      Pages 247-348
    3. Comfort Performance

      Pages 349-428
  4. Mathematical Modelling

    1. Multibody Modelling

      Pages 511-575
    2. Transmission Models

      Pages 577-615
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 665-832

About this book

The Automotive Chassis is the result of two decades of experience: On the one hand from the experience of teaching courses such as Vehicle Mechanics, Vehicle System Design, Chassis Design to engineering students; on the other hand from the design practice of vehicle and chassis components in a large automotive company.

This work is addressed primarily to students of automotive engineering and secondarily to all technicians and designers working in this field. It is also addressed to all enthusiasts who are looking for a technical guide.

The text is subdivided in two volumes. The first one deals with the automotive chassis componenst, such as

· a structure, usually a ladder framework, able to carry all the remaining components of the vehicle;

· the suspensions for the mechanical linkage of wheels with the framework;

· the wheels and their tires;

· the steering system for changing wheel angles according to vehicle path;

· the brake system for reducing speed or stopping the vehicle;

· the transmission for applying engine torque to the driving wheels.

The second volume deals with the automotive chassis as a system, studying how it influences vehicle performance and dealing in detail with mathematical models useful for the design and analysis of the vehicle.

Keywords

  • ABS
  • Antiblockiersystem
  • Antriebsschlupfregelung
  • Chassis system control
  • Motor
  • Tire mechanics
  • Vehicle design
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • accident
  • automotive design
  • chassis
  • motor vehicle dynamics
  • road vehicles

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico Torino, Torino, Italy

    Giancarlo Genta

  • Ingegneria dell' Autoveicolo, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

    Lorenzo Morello

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Buying options

eBook USD 64.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-8675-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 99.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)