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Vehicle Dynamics: Theory and Application

  • Individual sections devoted to handling, ride, and components will be beneficial to students as future automotive designers

  • New research and coverage of damping and isolation bring in new perspectives on the subject

  • Includes coverage of front, rear, and four wheel steering systems, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of different steering schemes

  • Statement-proof-examples method of presentation is a systematic approach that students will find easy to follow

  • Includes an emphasis on design throughout the text, which provides a practical hands-on approach


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Tire and Rim Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 1-36
  3. One-Dimensional Vehicle Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 39-94
    3. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 95-163
    4. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 165-216
  4. Vehicle Kinematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 219-308
    3. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 309-377
    4. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 379-454
    5. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 455-517
  5. Vehicle Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 519-519
    2. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 521-581
    3. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 583-664
    4. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 665-725
  6. Vehicle Vibration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 727-727
    2. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 729-826
    3. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 827-881
    4. Reza N. Jazar
      Pages 883-930

About this book


Vehicle Dynamics: Theory and Application is appropriate for senior undergraduate and first year graduate students in mechanical engineering.

The contents in this book are presented at a theoretical-practical level. It explains vehicle dynamics concepts in detail, concentrating on their practical use. Related theorems and formal proofs are provided, as are real-life applications. Students, researchers and practicing engineers alike will appreciate the user-friendly presentation of a wealth of topics most notably steering, handling, ride, and related components.

 Vehicle Dynamics: Theory and Application includes:

  • Richly illustrated chapters and over 500 diagrams to help readers visualize concepts.
  • More than 500 detailed examples with fully-worked solutions which expose readers to a balanced and broad understanding of vehicle dynamics.
  • A wealth of detailed problem sets and challenge problems for each chapter for the more advanced reader.
  • A complete solutions manual which is available for instructors.

Reza N. Jazar is an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Manhattan College. His main research areas are nonlinear dynamics, robotics, control, and MEMs. He's written extensively on many diverse topics in applied mathematics and mechanical engineering. He is also the author of Theory of Applied Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics and Control and regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses in mechanical engineering.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Aerospace Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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