The Automotive Chassis: Volume 1  Components Design (Mechanical Engineering Series)

The Automotive Chassis: Volume 1 Components Design (Mechanical Engineering Series)

By: Giancarlo Genta (author), L. Morello (author)Hardback

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The aim of the book is to be a reference book in automotive technology, as far as automotive chassis (i.e. everything that is inside a vehicle except the engine and the body) is concerned. The book is a result of a decade of work heavily sponsored by the FIAT group (who supplied material, together with other automotive companies, and sponsored the work). The first volume deals with the design of automotive components and the second volume treats the various aspects of the design of a vehicle as a system.

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Contents

CONTENTS, ABOUT THE AUTHORS, FOREWORD, PREFACE, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, LIST OF SYMBOLS, I WHEELS, STRUCTURES AND MECHANTSMS, INTRODUCTION TO PART I, 1 HISTORICAL EVOLUTION, 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Rigid axle mechanical linkages 1.3 The independent suspension mechanical linkages 1.4 Wheels and tires 1.5 Brakes 1.6 Chassis frame 2 WHEELS AND TIRES 2.1 Description 2.2 Tire operation 2.3 Rolling radius 2.4 Rolling resistance 2.5 Static Forces 2.6 Longitudinal Force 2.7 Cornering forces 2.8 Interaction between longitudinal 2.9 Outline on dynamic behavior 2.10 Testing 3 SUSPENSIONS 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Independent suspensions 3.3 Semi-independent suspensions 3.4 Rigid axle suspensions 3.5 Industrial vehicle suspensions 3.6 Design and testing 4 STEERING SYSTEM 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Steering mechanism 4.3 Rack and pinion steering box 4.4 Screw and sector steering box 4.5 Steering column 4.6 Power steering 4.7 Design and testing 5 BRAKING SYSTEM 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Car brakes 5.3 Industrial vehicle brakes 5.4 Design and testing 6 CONTROL SYSTEMS 6.1 Steering control 6.2 Brake control 6.3 Suspension control 7 CHASSIS STRUCTURES 7.1 Underbody 7.2 Subframe 7.3 Industrial vehicle frames 7.4 Structural tasks and side forces 7.5 Structural design 7.6 Structural testing 8 TRANSMISSION DRIVELINE, INTRODUCTION TO PART H, HISTORICAL EVOLUTION 8.1 Manual gearbox 8.2 Friction clutches 8.3 Automatic gearboxes 9 MANUAL GEARBOXES 9.1 Manual gearbox classification 9.2 Mechanical efficiency 9.3 Manual automobile gearboxes 9.4 Manual gearboxes for industrial vehicles 10 SHIFTING MECHANISMS 10.1 Internal shifting mechanisms 10.2 External shifting mechanisms 11 START-UP DEVICES 11.1 Friction clutch 11.2 Start-up devices for automatic gearboxes. 12 SYNCHRONIZERS 12.1 Description 12.2 Design criteria 13 DIFFERENTIALS AND FINAL DRIVES 13.1 Differentials and final drives 13.2 All wheel drive transfer boxes 13.3 Outline of differential theory 13.4 Types of self-locking differentials 13.5 Differential effect on vehicle dynamics 14 SHAFTS AND JOINTS 14.1 Propeller shafts 14.2 Half shafts 14.3 Universal joints 14.4 Constant speed joints 15 AUTOMATIC GEARBOXES 15.1 General issues 15.2 Car gearboxes with fixed rotation axis 15.3 Epicycloidal car gearboxes 15.4 Car CVTs 15.5 Gearboxes for industrial vehicles 15.6 Control strategies 16 DESIGN AND TESTING 16.1 Transmission mission 16.2 Gears 16.3 Shafts 16.4 Bearings 16.5 Lubricants 16.6 Housings and seals 16.7 Outline of test technologies REFERENCES OF VOLUME I INDEX

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781402086748
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 650
  • ID: 9781402086748
  • weight: 1136
  • ISBN10: 1402086741

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