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Automotive Chassis Components Design

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ISBN-10: 1402086741

ISBN-13: 9781402086748

Edition: 2009

Authors: Giancarlo Genta, L. Morello

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This is a reference book in automotive technology, for the automotive chassis (i.e. everything that is inside a vehicle except the engine and the body). This first volume deals with the design of automotive components.
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Book details

List price: $62.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/19/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 627
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English

Lorenzo Morello received his degree in Mechanical Automotive Engineering in 1968 at the Politecnico of Turin. He immediately began his career at the Politecnico as Assistant of Machine Design and Technologies.Leaving the Politecnico in 1971, went to work at a branch of Fiat dedicated to vehicle studies, one that has been joined to the new Research Centre in 1976. He participates in the development of cars and experimental prototypes for the ESV US Program. He has also developed mathematical models for vehicle suspensions and road holding simulations.Since 1973 he has been involved in a major project for the development of mathematical modeIs of the vehicle, to address the product policies…    

About the Authors
List of Symbols
Wheels, Structures and Mechanisms
Introduction to Part I
Historical Evolution
Rigid axle mechanical linkages
The independent suspension mechanical linkages
Wheels and tires
Chassis frame
Wheels and Tires
Tire operation
Rolling radius
Rolling resistance
Static Forces
Longitudinal Force
Cornering forces
Interaction between longitudinal and side forces
Outline on dynamic behavior
Independent suspensions
Semi-independent suspensions
Rigid axle suspensions
Industrial vehicles suspensions
Design and testing
Steering System
Steering mechanism
Rack and pinion steering box
Screw and sector steering box
Steering column
Power steering
Design and testing
Braking System
Car brakes
Industrial vehicle brakes
Design and testing
Control Systems
Steering control
Brake control
Suspension control
Chassis Structures
Industrial vehicle frames
Structural tasks
Structural design
Structural testing
Transmission Driveline
Historical Evolution
Manual gearbox
Friction clutches
Automatic gearboxes
Manual Gearboxes
Manual gearbox classification
Mechanical efficiency
Manual automobile gearboxes
Manual gearboxes for industrial vehicles
Shifting Mechanisms
Internal shifting mechanisms
External shifting mechanisms
Start-Up Devices
Friction clutch
Start-up devices for automatic gearboxes
Design criteria
Differentials and Final Drives
Differentials and final drives
All wheel drive transfer boxes
Outline of differential theory
Types of self-locking differentials
Differential effect on vehicle dynamics
Shafts and Joints
Propeller shafts
Half shafts
Universal joints
Constant speed joints
Automatic Gearboxes
General issues
Car gearboxes with fixed rotation axis
Epicycloidal car gearboxes
Car CVTs
Gearboxes for industrial vehicles
Control strategies
Design and Testing
Transmission mission
Housings and seals
Outline of test technologies
References of Volume I