An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design

An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design
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An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design by Julian Happian-Smith. The book is intended to provide the reader with an introduction to most of the topics that are of concern when a vehicle is being designed from the clean sheet of the paper stage. There is a wide range of references alluded to within the text that the reader can draw upon for more detailed information at the end of each chapter. Some of these references are drawn from the list and briefly summarized indicating particular texts that the contributor has found interesting. It is hoped that this will help the reader that any especial interest further.

The Contents of An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design

  • Automotive engineering development
  • Modern materials and their incorporation into vehicle design
  • The manufacturing challenge for automotive designers
  • Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems
  • Body design: The styling process
  • Body design: Aerodynamics
  • Chassis design and analysis
  • Crashworthiness and its influence on vehicle design
  • Noise vibration and harshness
  • Occupant accommodation: an ergonomics approach
  • Suspension systems and components
  • Control systems in automobiles
  • A Practical Approach to Motor Vehicle Engineering & Maintenance
  • The design of engine characteristics for vehicle use
  • Transmissions and driveline
  • Braking systems
  • Failure prevention
  • Future trends in automobile design

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