The Automotive Chassis

Vol. 1: Components Design

  • Giancarlo Genta
  • Lorenzo Morello

Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Wheels, Structures and Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-6
    2. Pages 53-132
    3. Pages 133-237
    4. Pages 239-268
    5. Pages 269-316
    6. Pages 317-350
    7. Pages 351-381
  3. Transmission Driveline

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-391
    2. Pages 393-423
    3. Pages 425-447
    4. Pages 449-459
    5. Pages 461-487
    6. Pages 489-503
    7. Pages 533-542
    8. Pages 543-592
    9. Pages 593-615
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 641-627

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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Giancarlo Genta
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Morello
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipto. MeccanicaPolitecnico TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Ingegneria dell'AutoveicoloPolitecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8674-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8676-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5122
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