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This book provides an introduction to the design and mechanical development of reciprocating piston engines for vehicular applications. Beginning from the determination of required displacement and performance, coverage moves into engine configuration and architecture. Critical layout dimensions and design trade-offs are then presented for pistons, crankshafts, engine blocks, camshafts, valves, and manifolds. Coverage continues with material strength and casting process selection for the cylinder block and cylinder heads.
This book documents the state-of-the-art evaluation of the embryonic field of multifunctional materials and adaptive structures, more specifically in the area of active vibration suppression, shape control, noise attenuation, structural health monitoring, smart machines and micro-electro-mechanical systems with application in aircraft, aerospace, automobile, civil structures and consumer industry
This book covers the principles and techniques that will help you develop the skills needed to carry out effective vehicle body repair and re-finishing.
This edition has been updated to deal with changes in technology and best practice and meets the current Automotive Skills standards. It also covers the topics studied at NVQ levels 2 and 3 and contains handy revision notes making it an ideal text for students on the following courses:
Automotive Skills Council Vehicle Body and Paint Operations requirements
IMI Body Repair and Refinishing Technical Certificates (VRQs)
National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)
City & Guilds Vehicle Body Repair Competence courses
NVQ and Progression Awards of both City & Guilds and the Institute of the Motor Industry at levels 2 and 3.
Professionals and hobbyists will continue to find this an essential manual for the workshop when repairing the latest models or classic cars.
Light and Heavy Vehicle Technology, Fourth Edition, provides a complete text and reference to the design, construction and operation of the many and varied components of modern motor vehicles, including the knowledge needed to service and repair them. This book provides incomparable coverage of both cars and heavier vehicles, featuring over 1000 illustrations.This new edition has been brought fully up to date with modern practices and designs, whilst maintaining the information needed to deal with older vehicles.
An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design starts from basic principles and builds up analysis procedures for all major aspects of vehicle and component design. Subjects of current interest to the motor industry – such as failure prevention, designing with modern material, ergonomics, and control systems – are covered in detail, with a final chapter discussing future trends in automotive design.Extensive use of illustrations, examples, and case studies provides the reader with a thorough understanding of design issues and analysis methods.
Owing to the ever-increasing requirements to be met by gasoline and diesel engines in terms of CO2 reduction, emission behavior, weight, and service life, a comprehensive understanding of combustion engine components is essential today. It is no longer possible for professionals in automotive engineering to manage without the corresponding expertise, whether they work in the field of design, development, testing, or maintenance. This technical book provides in-depth answers to questions about design, production, and machining of cylinder components.I
Fossil fuel prices continue to rise and, at the same time, environmental policies are demanding a reduction in greenhouse gases and toxic emissions. A coherent energy strategy is needed: one that addresses both energy supply and demand and takes into account the whole energy lifecycle, from fuel production to the end-users of energy systems.
The ever-increasing demands placed on combustion engines are just as great when it comes to this centerpiece―the piston. Achieving less weight or friction, or even greater wear resistance, requires in-depth knowledge of the processes taking place inside the engine, suitable materials, and appropriate design and manufacturing processes for pistons, including the necessary testing measures. It is no longer possible for professionals in automotive engineering to manage without specific expertise of this kind, whether they work in the field of design, development, testing, or maintenance.
As highways, crossing points, and urban streets become increasingly jammed with traffic, more and more roadway authorities are turning to electronic tolling and pricing to manage traffic and road usage.
In Comeback, Pulitzer Prize-winners Paul Ingrassia and Joseph B. White take us to the boardrooms, the executive offices, and the shop floors of the auto business to reconstruct, in riveting detail, how America’s premier industry stumbled, fell, and picked itself up again. The story begins in 1982, when Honda started building cars in Marysville, Ohio, and the entire U.S. car industry seemed to be on the brink of extinction. It ends just over a decade later, with a remarkable turn of the tables, as Japan’s car industry falters and America’s Big Three emerge as formidable global competitors.
With the total number of vehicles steadily increasing and soon approaching one billion, the world is facing serious challenges in terms of both safety of road transport and sustainability. Consequently the two major persistent issues for the automotive industry are improved safety and reduced emissions. The integration of complex microsystems with enhanced intelligence, so-called smart systems has enabled an increase of efficiency of the previously ‘dumb’ internal combustion engine by on average 1% annually during the last 20 years.
Neutron Applications in Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences offers a comprehensive overview of the wide ranging applications of neutron scattering techniques to elucidate the fundamental materials properties at the nano-, micro- and meso-scale, which underpin research in the related fields of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences.
This monograph provides an overview of the theory of stability analysis and its applications. It focuses on various methods for analyzing wheeled vehicle behavior. The authors provide both basic and advanced knowledge of the subject. The book summarizes their research experience and extensive teaching. A large number of practical examples are included throughout to help readers understand the theory introduced.
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