Vehicle Dynamics

Vehicle Dynamics : Theory and Application

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This textbook is appropriate for senior undergraduate and first year graduate students in mechanical and automotive engineering. The contents in this book are presented at a theoretical-practical level. It explains vehicle dynamics concepts in detail, concentrating on their practical use. Related theorems and formal proofs are provided, as are real-life applications. Students, researchers and practicing engineers alike will appreciate the user-friendly presentation of a wealth of topics, most notably steering, handling, ride, and related components.

This book also:

Illustrates all key concepts with examples

Includes exercises for each chapter

Covers front, rear, and four wheel steering systems, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of different steering schemes

Includes an emphasis on design throughout the text, which provides a practical, hands-on approach
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1066 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 60.96mm | 1,542.21g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 2014
  • 222 Illustrations, color; 432 Illustrations, black and white; XXII, 1066 p. 654 illus., 222 illus. in color.
  • 1461485436
  • 9781461485438
  • 508,661

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This textbook is appropriate for senior undergraduate and first year graduate students in mechanical and automotive engineering. The contents in this book are presented at a theoretical-practical level. It explains vehicle dynamics concepts in detail, concentrating on their practical use. Related theorems and formal proofs are provided, as are real-life applications. Students, researchers and practicing engineers alike will appreciate the user-friendly presentation of a wealth of topics, most notably steering, handling, ride, and related components.

This book also:

Illustrates all key concepts with examples

Includes exercises for each chapter

Covers front, rear, and four wheel steering systems, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of different steering schemes

Includes an emphasis on design throughout the text, which provides a practical, hands-on approach
show more

Table of contents

Tire and Rim Fundamentals.- Part I Vehicle Motion.- Forward Vehicle Dynamics.- Tire Dynamics.- Driveline Dynamics.- Part II Vehicle Kinematics.- Applied Kinematics.- Applied Mechanisms.- Steering Dynamics.- Suspension Mechanisms.-Part III Vehicle Dynamics.- Applied Dynamics.- Vehicle Planar Dynamics.- Vehicle Roll Dynamics.- Part IV Vehicle Vibration.- Applied Vibrations.-Vehicle Vibrations.- Suspension Optimization.- Quarter Car Model.- Appendix A Frequency Response Curves.- Appendix B Trigonometric Formulas.- Appendix C Unit Conversions.
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Selected by Choice magazine as an "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2014

"This book is geared to both upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering or engineering mechanics. ... this work is one of the most well-organized and best presentations of this type of material that this reviewer has seen. ... a useful acquisition for libraries serving students in vehicle dynamics programs and libraries serving professionals in the field; it will be particularly valuable for libraries that do not own the original edition. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." (G. E. Johnson, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), July, 2014)
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From the book reviews:

Selected by Choice magazine as an "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2014

"This book is geared to both upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering or engineering mechanics. ... this work is one of the most well-organized and best presentations of this type of material that this reviewer has seen. ... a useful acquisition for libraries serving students in vehicle dynamics programs and libraries serving professionals in the field; it will be particularly valuable for libraries that do not own the original edition. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." (G. E. Johnson, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), July, 2014)
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About Reza N. Jazar

Reza N. Jazar is an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Manhattan College. His main research areas are nonlinear dynamics, robotics, control, and MEMs. He's written extensively on many diverse topics in applied mathematics and mechanical engineering. He is also the author of Theory of Applied Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics and Control and regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses in mechanical engineering.
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