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The Automotive Body

Volume I: Components Design

Morello, L., Rosti Rossini, L., Pia, G., Tonoli, A.

This is a translation of the original Italian work La Carrozzeria, published in 2008 by ATA, Italy.

2011, XXII, 668 p.

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  • First of two volumes on the automotive body;
  • Offers a complete and updated overview on existing design architecture;
  • Outgrowth of the ATA (Italian automotive engineers association) series on automotive engineering;
  • Developed over years of course work at the Universities of Turin and Naples.

 “The Automotive Body” consists of two volumes.

 

The first volume produces the needful cultural background on the body; it describes the body and its components in use on most kinds of cars and industrial vehicles: the quantity of drawings that are presented allows the reader to familiarize with the design features and to understand functions, design motivations and fabrication feasibility, in view of the existing production processes.

 

The second volume addresses the body system engineer and has the objective to lead him to the specification definition used to finalize detail design and production by the car manufacturer or the supply chain. The processing of these specifications, made by mathematical models of different complexity, starts always from the presentations of the needs of the customer using the vehicle and from the large number of rules imposed by laws and customs.

 The two volumes are completed by references, list of symbols adopted and subjects index.

These two books about the vehicle body may be added to those about the chassis and are part of a series sponsored by ATA (the Italian automotive engineers association) on the subject of automotive engineering; they follow the first book, published in 2005 in Italian only, about automotive transmission.

They cover automotive engineering from every aspect and are the result of a five-year collaboration between the Polytechnical University of Turin and the University of Naples on automotive engineering.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » automotive body - automotive engineering - body design

Related subjects » Mechanical Engineering

Table of contents 

Contents; About the authors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction to Volume I; 2 Historical Evolution; 2.1 Industrial organization; 2.2 Non unitized bodies and chassis; 2.3 Partially unitized bodies and chassis; 2.4 Unitized bodies and chassis; 2.5 Body shape evolution; 2.6 Electric components; 3 Graphic Representation Systems; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 CAS, computer aided styling; 3.3 CAD, computer aided design; 3.4 DMU, digital mock-up; 4 Body Work; 4.1 Body in White; 4.2 Body Side; 4.3 Fenders; 4.4 Roof assembly; 4.5 Front frame; 4.6 Rear frame; 4.7 Compartment floor; 4.8 Closed bodies;4.9 Spider, Coupe and Cabrio; 4.10 Commercial vehicles and trucks; 5 Body Components; 5.1 Outer body components; 5.2 Weather strips; 5.3 Glass and mirrors; 5.4 Movable parts; 5.5 Windshield wiper; 5.6 Vehicle lighting and signalling; 6 Body Interiors; 6.1 Restraint systems — safety belts; 6.2 Restraint system -- air-bag; 6.3 Dashboard cockpit - dashboard - console; 6.4 Interior trims; 6.5 Seats; 6.6 Air conditioning system; References; Index.

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