The Science of Vehicle Dynamics

Handling, Braking, and Ride of Road and Race Cars

Authors: Guiggiani, Massimo

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  • Winner of a 2019 Textbook Excellence Award 
  • Includes a clear, in-depth explanation of all relevant aspects of the topics covered
  • Contains a rigorous, yet simple, mathematical formulation of all vehicle models
  • Includes worked exercises at the end of each chapter
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About this Textbook

This textbook covers handling and performance of both road and race cars. Mathematical models of vehicles are developed always paying attention to state the relevant assumptions and to provide explanations for each step. This innovative approach provides a deep, yet simple, analysis of the dynamics of vehicles. The reader will soon achieve a clear understanding of the subject, which will be of great help both in dealing with the challenges of designing and testing new vehicles and in tackling new research topics.

The book deals with several relevant topics in vehicle dynamics that are not discussed elsewhere and this new edition includes thoroughly revised chapters, with new developments, and many worked exercises.


Praise for the previous edition:


Great book! It has changed drastically our approach on many topics. We are now using part of its theory on a daily basis to constantly improve ride and handling performances.

 --- Antonino Pizzuto, Head of Chassis Development Group at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center


Astonishingly good! Everything is described in a very compelling and complete way. Some parts use a different approach than other books.

--- Andrea Quintarelli, Automotive Engineer


About the authors

Massimo Guiggiani is professor of Applied Mechanics at the Università di Pisa, Italy, where he also teaches Vehicle Dynamics in the MS degree program in Vehicle Engineering.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73219-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science of Vehicle Dynamics
Book Subtitle
Handling, Braking, and Ride of Road and Race Cars
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73220-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73220-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73219-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 550
Number of Illustrations
239 b/w illustrations, 185 illustrations in colour
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