An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design

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Elsevier, 2001 - Design - 585 pages
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'An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design' provides a thorough introduction to the many aspects of passenger car design in one volume. Starting with basic principles, the author builds up analysis procedures for all major aspects of vehicle and component design. Subjects of current interest to the motor industry, such as failure prevention, designing with modern materials, ergonomics and control systems are covered in detail, and the author concludes with a discussion on the future trends in automobile design.

With contributions from both academics lecturing in motor vehicle engineering and those working in the industry, "An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design" provides students with an excellent overview and background in the design of vehicles before they move on to specialised areas. Filling the niche between the more descriptive low level books and books which focus on specific areas of the design process, this unique volume is essential for all students of automotive engineering.

Only book to cover the broad range of topics for automobile design and analysis procedures

Each topic written by an expert with many years experience of the automotive industry
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Automotive engineering development
1
Chapter 2 Modern materials and their incorporation into vehicle design
29
Chapter 3 The manufacturing challenge for automotive designers
57
Chapter 4 Body design The styling process
93
Aerodynamics
111
Chapter 6 Chassis design and analysis
125
Chapter 7 Crashworthiness and its influence on vehicle design
157
Chapter 8 Noise vibration and harshness
187
Chapter 10 Suspension systems and components
277
Chapter 11 Control systems in automoblies
333
Chapter 12 The design of engine characteristics for vehicle use
371
Chapter 13 Transmissions and driveline
403
Chapter 14 Braking systems
455
Chapter 15 Failure prevention The role of endurance and durability studies in the design and manufacture of reliable vehicles
503
Chapter 16 Future trends in automobile design
553
Index
573

an ergonomics approach
233

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