The Automotive Chassis: Volume 1: Components Design …

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

This textbook draws on the authors experience gained by teaching coursesfor engineering students on e.g. vehicle mechanics, vehicle system design, and chassisdesign and on their practical experience as engineering designers for vehicle andchassis components at a major automotive company. The book is primarily intended for students of automotive engineering, but also for alltechnicians and designers working in this field. Other enthusiastic engineers will alsofind it to be a useful technical guide. The present volume (The Automotive Chassis Volume 1: Component Design) focuseson automotive chassis components, such as: the structure, which is usually a ladder framework and supports allthe 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. Specialemphasis is given to modern control systems and control strategies.