Mechanical Engineering Series

The Motor Car

Past, Present and Future

Authors: Genta, G., Morello, L., Cavallino, F., Filtri, L.

  • Covers all aspects of present automotive technology
  • Describes the historical evolution of automotive technology
  • Supplies tools to analyze vehicle performance
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About this book

This book is an introduction to automotive engineering, to give freshmen ideas about this technology. The text is subdivided in parts that cover all facets of the automobile, including legal and economic aspects related to industry and products, product configuration and fabrication processes, historic evolution and future developments.

The first part describes how motor vehicles were invented and evolved into the present product in more than 100 years of development. The purpose is not only to supply an historical perspective, but also to introduce and discuss the many solutions that were applied (and could be applied again) to solve the same basic problems of vehicle engineering. This part also briefly describes the evolution of automotive technologies and market, including production and development processes.

The second part deals with the description and function analysis of all car subsystems, such as:

· vehicle body,

· chassis, including wheels, suspensions, brakes and steering mechanisms,

· diesel and gasoline engines,

· electric motors, batteries, fuel cells, hybrid propulsion systems,

· driveline, including manual and automatic gearboxes.

This part addresses also many non-technical issues that influence vehicle design and production, such as social and economic impact of vehicles, market, regulations, particularly on pollution and safety.

In spite of the difficulty in forecasting the paths that will be taken by automotive technology, the third part tries to open a window on the future. It is not meant to make predictions that are likely to be wrong, but to discuss the trends of automotive research and innovation and to see the possible paths that may be taken to solve the many problems that are at present open or we can expect for the future.

The book is completed by two appendices about the contribution of computers in designing cars, particularly the car body and outlining fundamentals of vehicle mechanics, including aerodynamics, longitudinal (acceleration and braking) and transversal (path control) motion.

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-8552-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-8551-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7955-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Motor Car
Book Subtitle
Past, Present and Future
Authors
Series Title
Mechanical Engineering Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science + Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-8552-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-8552-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-8551-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7955-5
Series ISSN
0941-5122
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 662
Number of Illustrations and Tables
418 illustrations in colour
Topics