2015, XIII, 566 p. 455 illus., 227 illus. in color.
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Covers the fundamentals of modern steering systems as well as advanced concepts
Written by more than 15 leading researchers and practitioners working in the automotive industry and its components suppliers
Addresses developers, practitioners as well as researchers and graduate students
This edited volume presents basic principles as well as advanced concepts of the computational modeling of steering systems. Moreover, the book includes the components and functionalities of modern steering system, which are presented comprehensively and in a practical way. The book is written by more than 15 leading experts from the automotive industry and its components suppliers. The target audience primarily comprises practicing engineers, developers, researchers as well as graduate students who want to specialize in this field.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Acoustics and Vibrations - Driver Assistance System - Electro-hydraulic Steering Systems - Electro-mechanical Steering Systems - Hydraulic Energy Supply - Interaction Between Driver and Vehicle - Steering Configurations - Steering Kinematics - Steering Wheel - Superimposed Steering
Introduction and History.- Basic Principles of the Steering Process.- Steering.- Steering kinematics.- Basics of transverse dynamics.- Acoustics and vibrations.- Layout of steering systems.- Steering wheel.- Steering column and intermediate steering shaft.- Mechanical and hydraulic gears.- Tie rods.- Hydraulic power supply.- Electrically powered hydraulic steering.- Electric Power Steering systems.- Superimposed steering system.- All-wheel steering.- Steer-by-Wire.- Overview - driver assistance system.- Outlook - The future of steering.