Science for Motor Vehicle Engineers

Author: Peter Twigg
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080928684
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The primary aim of this book is to provide the necessary scientific principles for NVQ students specialising in motor vehicle engineering at levels 2 and 3. Unlike many other engineering science texts, it emphasises the topics most useful to vehicle engineers, and includes numerous real-life examples, with questions directly related to cars, motor cycles and commercial vehicles. Theory and questions all set in an automotive context Theory followed by worked examples and graded questions to aid learning Up-to-date with current technology

Automotive Science and Mathematics

Author: Allan Bonnick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136427619
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Automotive technicians and students need a firm grasp of science and technology in order to fully appreciate and understand how mechanisms and systems of modern vehicles work. Automotive Science and Mathematics presents the necessary principles and applications with all the examples and exercises relating directly to motor vehicle technology and repair, making it easy for automotive students and apprentices to relate the theory back to their working practice. The coverage of this book is based on the syllabus requirements of the BTEC First in Vehicle Technology, BTEC National in Vehicle Repair and Technology, and the IMI Certificate and Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, but will help all automotive students and apprentices at levels 2 and 3 and up to and including HNC/HND, foundation and first degree with their studies and in achieving the Key Skill 'Application of Number' at levels 2 and 3. The book is designed to cater for both light and heavy vehicle courses. Full worked solutions of most exercises are available as a free download for lecturers only from http://textbooks.elsevier.com. Allan Bonnick is a motor vehicle education and training consultant and was formerly Head of Motor Vehicle Engineering, Eastbourne College. He is the author of several established automotive engineering textbooks.

The Science of Vehicle Dynamics

Author: Massimo Guiggiani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331973220X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This textbook covers handling and performance of both road and race cars. Mathematical models of vehicles are developed always paying attention to state the relevant assumptions and to provide explanations for each step. This innovative approach provides a deep, yet simple, analysis of the dynamics of vehicles. The reader will soon achieve a clear understanding of the subject, which will be of great help both in dealing with the challenges of designing and testing new vehicles and in tackling new research topics. The book deals with several relevant topics in vehicle dynamics that are not discussed elsewhere and this new edition includes thoroughly revised chapters, with new developments, and many worked exercises. Praise for the previous edition: Great book! It has changed drastically our approach on many topics. We are now using part of its theory on a daily basis to constantly improve ride and handling performances. --- Antonino Pizzuto, Head of Chassis Development Group at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center Astonishingly good! Everything is described in a very compelling and complete way. Some parts use a different approach than other books. --- Andrea Quintarelli, Automotive Engineer

Motor Vehicle Mechanic s Textbook

Author: F. K. Sully
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483183149
Format: PDF, ePub
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Motor Vehicle Mechanic's Textbook, Fifth Edition is a textbook on the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles that balances theory and practice. Topics covered range from engine principles and components to maintenance of the lubrication, cooling, and fuel systems. Safety in the motor vehicle workshop is also considered. Comprised of 24 chapters, this book begins with an overview of calculations and scientific principles relevant to motor vehicle maintenance and repair, followed by a discussion on equipment necessary for satisfactory engineering drawing. The reader is then introduced to the structure of the motor vehicle; suspension; and the front-wheel assembly. Subsequent chapters focus on carburation; the compression-ignition engine; the electrical, ignition, and charging and starting systems; clutch and gearbox; automatic transmission; universal joints; final drive and differential; and rear-wheel assembly. This monograph is intended for mechanics and will also prove useful to those engaged in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul sections of the motor industry, as well as to motorists who wish to know more about their vehicles.

Materials Design and Manufacturing for Lightweight Vehicles

Author: P K Mallick
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1845697820
Format: PDF, Docs
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Research into the manufacture of lightweight automobiles is driven by the need to reduce fuel consumption to preserve dwindling hydrocarbon resources without compromising other attributes such as safety, performance, recyclability and cost. Materials, design and manufacturing for lightweight vehicles will make it easier for engineers to not only learn about the materials being considered for lightweight automobiles, but also to compare their characteristics and properties. Part one discusses materials for lightweight automotive structures with chapters on advanced steels for lightweight automotive structures, aluminium alloys, magnesium alloys for lightweight powertrains and automotive structures, thermoplastics and thermoplastic matrix composites and thermoset matrix composites for lightweight automotive structures. Part two reviews manufacturing and design of lightweight automotive structures covering topics such as manufacturing processes for light alloys, joining for lightweight vehicles, recycling and lifecycle issues and crashworthiness design for lightweight vehicles. With its distinguished editor and renowned team of contributors, Materials, design and manufacturing for lightweight vehicles is a standard reference for practicing engineers involved in the design and material selection for motor vehicle bodies and components as well as material scientists, environmental scientists, policy makers, car companies and automotive component manufacturers. Provides a comprehensive analysis of the materials being used for the manufacture of lightweight vehicles whilst comparing characteristics and properties Examines crashworthiness design issues for lightweight vehicles and further emphasises the development of lightweight vehicles without compromising safety considerations and performance Explores the manufacturing process for light alloys including metal forming processes for automotive applications

The Science and Technology of Materials in Automotive Engines

Author: Hiroshi Yamagata
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1845690850
Format: PDF, Docs
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The science and technology of materials in automotive engines provides an introductory text on the nature of the materials used in automotive engines. It focuses on reciprocating engines, both four and two stroke, with particular emphasis on their characteristics and the types of materials used in their construction. The book considers the engine in terms of each specific part: the cylinder, piston, camshaft, valves, crankshaft, connecting rod and catalytic converter. The materials used in automotive engines are required to fulfil a multitude of functions. It is a subtle balance between material properties, essential design and high performance characteristics. The science and technology of materials in automotive engines describes the metallurgy, chemical composition, manufacturing, heat treatment and surface modification of these materials. It also includes supplementary notes that support the core text. The book is essential reading for engineers and designers of engines, as well as lecturers and graduate students in the fields of automotive engineering, machine design and materials science looking for a concise, expert analysis of automotive materials. Provides a detailed introduction to the nature of materials used in automotive engines Essential reading for engineers, designers, lecturers and students in automotive engineering Written by a renowned expert in the field

Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles

Author: Wolf-Heinrich Hucho
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483102076
Format: PDF, ePub
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Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles details the aerodynamics of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, sports cars, and race cars; their external flow field; as well as their internal flow field. The book, after giving an introduction to automobile aerodynamics and some fundamentals of fluid mechanics, covers topics such as the performance and aerodynamics of different kinds of vehicles, as well as test techniques for their aerodynamics. The book also covers other concepts related to automobiles such as cooling systems and ventilations for vehicles. The text is recommended for mechanical engineers and phycisists in the automobile industry who would like to understand more about aerodynamics of motor vehicles and its importance on the field of road safety and automobile production.

Materials for Automobile Bodies

Author: Geoffrey Davies
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080969798
Format: PDF, Mobi
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1 Introduction -- 2 Design and material utilization -- 3 Materials for consideration and use in automotive body structures -- 4 The role of demonstration, concept and competition cars -- 5 Component manufacture -- 6 Component assembly: materials joining technology -- 7 Corrosion and protection of the automotive structure -- 8 Environmental considerations -- 9 Future trends in automotive body materials.