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The Automotive Chassis

Volume 1: Components Design

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

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Wheels, Structures and Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 3-6
    2. Wheels and Tires

      Pages 53-132
    3. Suspensions

      Pages 133-237
    4. Steering System

      Pages 239-268
    5. Braking System

      Pages 269-316
    6. Control Systems

      Pages 317-350
    7. Chassis Structures

      Pages 351-381
  3. Transmission Driveline

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 385-391
    2. Historical Evolution

      Pages 393-423
    3. Manual Gearboxes

      Pages 425-447
    4. Shifting Mechanisms

      Pages 449-459
    5. Start-Up Devices

      Pages 461-487
    6. Synchronizers

      Pages 489-503
    7. Shafts and Joints

      Pages 533-542
    8. Automatic Gearboxes

      Pages 543-592
    9. Design and Testing

      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.

Keywords

  • Automobil
  • Frames
  • Getriebe
  • Propeller
  • artificial intelligence
  • behavior
  • control
  • evolution
  • friction
  • joints
  • mechanics
  • mechanism
  • rotation
  • structural design
  • vehicle dynamics

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This comprehensive work on the automotive chassis covers a wide range of topics at a high level--both mathematically and in terms of the state-of-the-art in engineering. The first volume treats wheels, suspensions, steering, brakes, and transmissions. … Genta’s extensive teaching experience at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy combined with Morello’s experience as director of vehicle engineering at Fiat allow them to write authoritatively on this topic. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional automotive and mechanical engineering collections." (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 46 (11), July, 2009)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dipto. Meccanica, Politecnico Torino, Torino, Italy

    Giancarlo Genta

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

    Lorenzo Morello

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eBook USD 64.99
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Softcover Book USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 99.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)