Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems

ISBN-10: 1435481186

ISBN-13: 9781435481183

Edition: 5th 2011

Authors: Don Knowles

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List price: $109.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 1/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1040
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.488
Language: English

Don Knowles has been writing automotive training materials for over 28 years, with 54 textbooks to his credit, as well as student manuals, training CDs, and short articles for service bulletins. He was previously employed as an automotive instructor at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Palliser Campus, where he produced over 60 automotive training videos and wrote a computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program to coordinate with each video. Mr. Knowles is currently the owner and manager of Knowles Automotive Training, a company focused exclusively on the preparation of automotive training materials and an educational member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA). An ASE certified Automotive Technician, he has also been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers for over 30 years, and is a member of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT).

Suspension and Steering Systems Introduction
Frames and Unitized Bodies
Front Suspension Systems
Rear Suspension Systems
Tires
Wheels and Hubs
Shock Absorbers and Struts
Computer-Controlled Suspension Systems and Shock Absorbers
Steering Systems
Wheel Alignment
Steering Axis Inclination
Summary
Review Questions
Basis Theories Introduction
Newton's Laws of Motion
Work and Force
Energy
Energy Conversion
Inertia
Momentum
Friction
Mass Weight and Volume
Torque
Power
Principles Involving Tires and Wheels in Motion
Principles Involving Liquids and Gases
Atmospheric Pressure
Vacuum
Venturi Principle
Summary
Review Questions
Wheel Bearings Introduction
Bearing Loads
Ball Bearings
Roller Bearings
Seals
Wheel Bearings
Rear Axle Bearings
Bearing Lubrication
Summary
Review Questions
Tires and Wheels Introduction
Tire Design
Tire Ply and Belt Design
Tire Tread Design
Tire Manufacturing Defects
Tire Ratings and Sidewall Information
Specialty Tires
Replacement Tires
Tire Valves Tire Chains
Compact Spare Tires
Run-Flat Tires
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
Tire Contact Area
Tire Placard and Inflation Pressure
Nitrogen Tire Inflation
Tire Motion Forces
Wheel Rims
Static Wheel Balance Theory
Dynamic Wheel Balance Theory
Noise
Vibration and Harshness
Summary
Review Questions
Shock Absorbers and Struts Introduction
Shock Absorber Design
Shock Absorber Operation
Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers and Struts
Heavy-Duty Shock Absorber Design
Shock Absorber Ratios
Strut Design
Front Suspension
Shock Absorber and Strut Design
Rear Suspension
Travel Sensitive Struts
Adjustable Struts
Load-Levelling Shock Absorbers
Electronically Controlled Shock Absorbers and Struts
Summary
Review Questions
Front Suspension Systems Introduction
Suspension System Components
Short-and-Long Arm Front Suspension Systems
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension System Design
Modified MacPherson Strut Suspension
High Performance Front Suspension Systems
Torsion Bar Suspension
Curb Riding Height
Front Spring Sag Curb Riding Height and Caster Angle
Spring Sag Curb Riding Height and Camber Angle
Summary
Review Questions
Rear Suspension Systems Introduction
Live Axle Rear Suspension Systems
Semi-Independent Rear Suspension Systems
Independent Rear Suspension Systems
Curb Riding Height
Spring Sag Curb Riding Height and Caster Angle
Summary
Review Questions
Computer-Controlled Suspension Systems Introduction
Programmed Ride Control System
Electronic Air Suspension System Components
Electronic Air Suspension System Operation
Air Suspension System Design Variations
Vehicle Dynamic Suspension (VDS) System
Electronic Suspension Control (ESC) System
Integrated Electronic Systems and Networks
Vehicle Stability Control
Active Roll Control Systems
Active Cruise Control (ACC) Systems
Lane Departure Warning Systems
Collision Mitigation Systems
Telematics
Summary
Review Questions
Steering Columns and Steering Linkages Introduction
Conventional Nontilt Steering Column
Tilt Steering Column
Electronic Tilt/telescoping Steering Column
Active Steering Column
Steering Linkage Mechanisms
Steering Damper
Summary
Review Questions
Power Steering Pumps Introduction
Power Steering Pump Drive Belts
Types of Power-Assisted Steering Systems
Power Steering Pump Design
Power Steering Pump Operation
Hybrid Vehicles and Power Steering Systems
Various Types of HEVs
Fuel Cell Vehicles
Summary
Review Questions
Recirculating Ball Steering Gears Introduction
Manual Recirculating Ball Steering Gears
Power Recirculating Ball Steering Gears
Summary
Review Questions
Rack and Pinion Steering Gears Introduction
Manual Rack and Pinion Steering Gear Main Components
Steering Gear Ratio
Manual Rack and Pinion Steering Gear Mounting
Advantages and Disadvantages of Rack and Pinion Steering
Power Rack and Pinion Steering Gears
Types of Rack and Pinion Steering Gears
Electronic Variable Orifice Steering
Saginaw Electronic Variable Orifice Steering
Rack-Drive Electronic Power Steering
Electronic Power Steering System Operation
Column-Drive Electronic Power Steering
Column-Drive Electronic Power Steering Operation
Pinion-Drive Electronic Power Steering
Active Steering System
Steer-By-Wire Systems
Summary
Review Questions
Four-Wheel Steering Systems Introduction
Electronically Controlled Four-Wheel Steering
Input Sensors
Four-Wheel Steering System Operation
Quadrasteer Four-Wheel Steering Systems
Quadrasteer Four-Wheel Steering System Operation
Rear Active Steering System
Four-Wheel Active Steering (4WAS)
Summary
Review Questions
Frames and Frame Damage Introduction
Types of Frames and Frame Construction
Unitized Body Design
Vehicle Directional Stability
Types of Frame Damage
Summary
Review Questions
Four Wheel Alignment Part I Introduction
Wheel Alignment Theory
Importance of Four Wheel Alignment
Rear Wheel Alignment and Vehicle Tracking Problems
Types of Wheel Alignment
Computer Alignment Systems
Camber Fundamentals
Driving Conditions Affecting Camber
Caster Fundamentals
Safety Factors and Caster
Steering Terminology
Summary
Review Questions
Four Wheel Alignment Part II Introduction
Steering Axis Inclination (SAI) Definition
SAI Purpose
SAI and Safety Factors
Scrub Radius
Wheel Setback
Toe Definition
Toe setting for Front-Wheel- Drive and Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
Toe Adjustment and Tire Wear
Turning Radius
Rear Wheel Alignment
Summary
Review Questions
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