About this book
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 1: Component Design) focuses
on automotive chassis components, such as:
• the structure, which is usually a ladder framework and supports all
the remaining components of the vehicle;
• the suspension for the mechanical linkage of the wheels;
• the wheels and tires;
• the steering system;
• the brake system; and
• the transmission system, used to apply engine torque to the driving wheels.
This thoroughly revised and updated second edition presents recent developments,
particularly in brake, steering, suspension and transmission subsystems. Special
emphasis is given to modern control systems and control strategies.
Automotive components Historical Evolution of vehicular elements Automotive suspensions Steering systems Braking Systems Chassis Structures Manual Gearboxes Automatic Gearboxes Vehicular drivelines Multi-link suspensions Structural surface method Application of beam models Six gears manual transmission automatic transmissions Transmission system design Automatic gearboxes Four speed gearbox
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35635-4
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Engineering
- Print ISBN 978-3-030-35634-7
- Online ISBN 978-3-030-35635-4
- Series Print ISSN 0941-5122
- Series Online ISSN 2192-063X
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