This book, which fully conforms to the international standards ISO 8055 and SAE J 670, considers: types of vehicle suspension and drive; tyres and wheels; wheel travel and elastokinematics; steering; springing; and chassis and vehicle overall. It has been thoroughly revised to take into account the latest technology. There are numerous example designs and calculations throughout the text and 434 illustrations are included to relate basic engineering principles to the particular requirements of the chassis and of vehicle mechanics. Entirely new material on total vehicle and suspension design is incorporated, including the platform concept, four wheel drive technology, and suspension design of the most up-to-date vehicles. The book is a translation of the fourth German edition, published simultaneously by Vogel Buchverlag. It is intended for component and system engineers in higher education and industry as well as non-specialists who wish to gain an understanding of the field.

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    Linacre House, Jordan Hill
    Oxford,   United Kingdom  OX2 8DP
  • Authors:
    • Stoll, H
    • BETZLER, J
  • Publication Date: 2001


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 444 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 0-7506-5054-0

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  • Accession Number: 00962644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7506-5054-0
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2003 12:00AM