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Vehicle Dynamics

Theory and Application

Jazar, Reza N.

2nd ed. 2014, XXII, 1066 p. 654 illus., 222 illus. in color.

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  • Illustrates all key concepts with examples
  • Includes exercises for each chapter
  • Covers front, rear, and four wheel steering systems, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of different steering schemes
  • Includes an emphasis on design throughout the text, which provides a practical, hands-on approach

This textbook is appropriate for senior undergraduate and first year graduate students in mechanical and automotive engineering. The contents in this book are presented at a theoretical-practical level. It explains vehicle dynamics concepts in detail, concentrating on their practical use. Related theorems and formal proofs are provided, as are real-life applications. Students, researchers and practicing engineers alike will appreciate the user-friendly presentation of a wealth of topics, most notably steering, handling, ride, and related components.

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Illustrates all key concepts with examples

Includes exercises for each chapter

Covers front, rear, and four wheel steering systems, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of different steering schemes

Includes an emphasis on design throughout the text, which provides a practical, hands-on approach

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Engine and Gearbox Dynamics - Kinematic and Four-wheel Steering - Planar Vehicle Dynamics - Roll Vehicle Dynamics - Tire Dynamics - Traction and Brake Force Distribution - Vehicle Dyamics - Vehicle Vibrations and Ride Optimization

Related subjects » Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics

Table of contents 

Tire and Rim Fundamentals.- Part I Vehicle Motion.- Forward Vehicle Dynamics.- Tire Dynamics.- Driveline Dynamics.- Part II Vehicle Kinematics.- Applied Kinematics.- Applied Mechanisms.- Steering Dynamics.- Suspension Mechanisms.-Part III Vehicle Dynamics.- Applied Dynamics.- Vehicle Planar Dynamics.- Vehicle Roll Dynamics.- Part IV Vehicle Vibration.- Applied Vibrations.-Vehicle Vibrations.- Suspension Optimization.- Quarter Car Model.- Appendix A Frequency Response Curves.- Appendix B Trigonometric Formulas.- Appendix C Unit Conversions.

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Distribution rights for India: Mehul Book Sales, Mumbai, India

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