The first book providing comprehensive coverage of vehicle dynamics in a single volume, 'Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics' provides a foundation of engineering principles and analytical methods to explain the performance of an automotive vehicle, with chapters focusing on: acceleration performance; braking performance; aerodynamics and rolling resistance; ride; tires; steady-state cornering; suspensions; steering systems; and, rollover. Acceleration, braking, turning and ride are among the most fundamental properties of a motor vehicle. To understand the vehicle as a system, it is necessary to acquire a knowledge of all these modes. Motion is the common denominator of all these modes; thus, the study of this field is denoted as vehicle dynamics. The book introduces the basic mechanics governing vehicle performance, and familiarizes the reader with analytical methods and terminology.


  • English

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  • Pagination: 519 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00675436
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1560911999
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1995 12:00AM