Vehicle Dynamics

Theory and Application

Authors: Jazar, Reza N.

  • Written with an emphasis on the physical meaning and application of concepts
  • Uses a “fact-reason-application” structure: the “fact” is the main subject introduced in each section, the “reason” is the proof, and the “application” is examined in examples
  • Covers modeling, analysis, and optimization of multi-body dynamics
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About this Textbook

This intermediate textbook is appropriate for students in vehicle dynamics courses, in their last year of undergraduate study or their first year of graduate study. It is also appropriate for mechanical engineers, automotive engineers, and researchers in the area of vehicle dynamics for continuing education or as a reference. It addresses fundamental and advanced topics, and a basic knowledge of kinematics and dynamics, as well as numerical methods, is expected.The contents are kept at a theoretical-practical level, with a strong emphasis on application. This third edition has been reduced by 25%, to allow for coverage over one semester, as opposed to the previous edition that needed two semesters for coverage. The textbook is composed of four parts:

  • Vehicle Motion: covers tire dynamics, forward vehicle dynamics, and driveline dynamics
  • Vehicle Kinematics: covers applied kinematics, applied mechanisms, steering dynamics, and suspension mechanisms
  • Vehicle Dynamics: covers applied dynamics, vehicle planar dynamics, and vehicle roll dynamics
  • Vehicle Vibration: covers applied vibrations, vehicle vibrations, and suspension optimization
Vehicle dynamics concepts are covered in detail, with a concentration on their practical uses. Also provided are related theorems and formal proofs, along with case examples. Readers appreciate the user-friendly presentation of the science and engineering of the mechanical aspects of vehicles, and learn how to analyze and optimize vehicles’ handling and ride dynamics.

About the authors

Reza N. Jazar is Professor and Head of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at RMIT University in Australia.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53441-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-53440-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vehicle Dynamics
Book Subtitle
Theory and Application
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53441-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53441-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53440-4
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XXIV, 988
Number of Illustrations and Tables
292 b/w illustrations, 311 illustrations in colour
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