Total Vehicle Technology: Challenging Current Thinking

Total Vehicle Technology: Challenging Current Thinking

By: Peter R. N. Childs (author)Hardback

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The automotive industry is constantly challenged at the design and manufacturing stages with providing the newest and most advanced technology for the customer. Integrating it seamlessly into everyday vehicle manufacture taking into account aspects such as environmental and safety legislation, customer comfort and cost-effectiveness. "Total Vehicle Technology - Challenging Current Thinking" provides an opportunity for the presentation of the engineering and design tasks involved in the production of a vehicle. The underlying theme of the contributions is the integration of technologies in vehicle and automotive engineering. The subtitle, "Challenging Current Thinking", stems from the thrust and diversity of the papers presented here, combined with the realization among some major players and commentators that current engineering, design and business strategies are just not going to work within the projected automotive industry environment. Contributions on subjects as diverse as next-generation styling to emissions control, cover such topics as: safety systems; transport and energy use; analysis and calculation; simulation and testing; modelling; and production. "Total Vehicle Technology - Challenging Current Thinking" is valuable reading for all those wishing to be well informed about the way in which the automotive industry innovates and improves vehicle technology in response to market demands.


Part 1 Safety systems: x-by-wire technology, D.A. Sanders and A. Baldwin; strategies and technologies for advanced airbag regulations, S. Anishetty and D.R. Little; the influence of Euro-NCAP on frontal impact safety, D. Haywood and M. Stonefrost. Part 2 Transport and energy: issues in the development of fuel cell systems for vehicles, R.K. Stobart; the saturated liquid reservoir for energy storage in hybrid vehicles, F.J. Bayley; low CO2 per kW engine concept, M.L.S. Flint; digital road maps for intelligent transport systems, H. Bendafi and F. McCullough. Part 3 Analysis and calculation: more analysis, less vehicle testing - the management of risk, H. Jordan; automated analysis and design modification of an engine mounting bracket, M. Pinfold et al; development of a defrost system using CFD analysis, N.I.A. Haidar; a numerical and experimental investigation into improving vehicle windshield defrosting and demisting, A. Aroussi et al. Part 4 Simulation and testing: the re-engineering of specifications expressed in terms of Finite State Machines through simulation and testing techniques, C. Giordano et al; vibration simulation and comfort assessment as part of the vehicle design and development process, J. Venor; order and digital order tracking using a synthesized phase reference signal to improve the quality of the tracks, A.J. Bennetts; design validation, test correlation and added value testing methods, R.D. Atkins; advances in the measurement of vehicle body stiffness, N.D. Rosam and S.J. Brooks; visual noise investigation of a four-piston, opposed-type caliper, J.D. Fieldhouse and C.A. Beveridge; analysis of data derived from a real disc brake system generating noise, C. Talbot and J.D. Fieldhouse. Part 5 Modelling: CAE optimization tools for developing vehicle ride comfort, D. Treneer et al; optimization of a sports prototype race car for the Le Mans 24-hour race, R. Dominy; probability distributions for modelling in-cylinder air velocities in a G-DI internal combustion engine, S. Savic et al; new approaches to analytical and numerical modelling of fuel sprays, S.S. Sazhin et al; physical versus neural network models of automotive dampers, A. Patel and J.F. Dunne. Part 6 Production: the use of distributed intelligence within advanced production machinery for design applications, G.E. Tewkesbury and D.A. Sanders; an automatic system for simple spot welding tasks, D.A. Sanders and Z. Rasol. Part 7 Design: the styling process, C. Milburn and P.R.N. Childs.

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  • ISBN13: 9781860583247
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 290
  • ID: 9781860583247
  • weight: 782
  • ISBN10: 1860583245

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