Automotive Aerodynamics

Author: Joseph Katz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119185727
Release Date: 2016-07-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Automotive Aerodynamics Joseph Katz, San Diego State University, USA The automobile is an icon of modern technology because it includes most aspects of modern engineering, and it offers an exciting approach to engineering education. Of course there are many existing books on introductory fluid/aero dynamics but the majority of these are too long, focussed on aerospace and don’t adequately cover the basics. Therefore, there is room and a need for a concise, introductory textbook in this area. Automotive Aerodynamics fulfils this need and is an introductory textbook intended as a first course in the complex field of aero/fluid mechanics for engineering students. It introduces basic concepts and fluid properties, and covers fluid dynamic equations. Examples of automotive aerodynamics are included and the principles of computational fluid dynamics are introduced. This text also includes topics such as aeroacoustics and heat transfer which are important to engineering students and are closely related to the main topic of aero/fluid mechanics. This textbook contains complex mathematics, which not only serve as the foundation for future studies but also provide a road map for the present text. As the chapters evolve, focus is placed on more applicable examples, which can be solved in class using elementary algebra. The approach taken is designed to make the mathematics more approachable and easier to understand. Key features: • Concise textbook which provides an introduction to fluid mechanics and aerodynamics, with automotive applications • Written by a leading author in the field who has experience working with motor sports teams in industry • Explains basic concepts and equations before progressing to cover more advanced topics • Covers internal and external flows for automotive applications • Covers emerging areas of aeroacoustics and heat transfer Automotive Aerodynamics is a must-have textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in automotive and mechanical engineering, and is also a concise reference for engineers in industry.

Theory of Ground Vehicles

Author: J. Y. Wong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470170380
Release Date: 2008-08-04
Genre: Transportation

Technology/Engineering/Automotive Engineering for advancing ground vehicle mobility A standard text and reference for both the educational and professional communities, Theory of Ground Vehicles gives aspiring and practicing engineers a fundamental understanding of the critical factors affecting the performance, handling, and ride essential to the development and design of ground vehicles. In view of the growing concerns over environmental impact, energy efficiency, and safety, this new Fourth Edition has been revised and expanded to address these issues and other developments in the field. Retaining the contents and format of previous editions, the Fourth Edition introduces new material to reflect recent advances in ground transportation technology, including: * Computer-aided methods for design and performance evaluation of off-road vehicles and their practical applications * Emissions and fuel economy * Hybrid electric drives and fuel cells and their operating principles * Selection of vehicle configurations for off-road operations * Road vehicle stability control * ISO 2631-1:1997 and its applications to evaluating vehicle ride characteristics As in previous editions, this book focuses on applying engineering principles to the analysis of vehicle behavior. A large number of practical examples and problems are included throughout to help readers bridge the gap between theory and practice. With its broad coverage and pedagogical aids, Theory of Ground Vehicles, Fourth Edition remains the text of choice for students, engineers, and researchers wishing to master and apply basic theory to solve real-world, road and off-road vehicle mobility problems.

Automotive Engineering

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 1230560653
Release Date: 2013-09
Genre:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: 4-poster, 7 post shaker, Automobile drag coefficient, Automotive aerodynamics, Automotive Hemming, Axle track, Body flex, Body in white, Calspan, Center axle disconnect, CVTCS, Dana 30, Dana 35, Dana 44, Dana 50, Dana 60, Dana 70, Dana 80, Dana S 110, Drive by wire, Dunton Technical Centre, Ford 8.8 axle, Ford 9-inch axle, Formula Student, Ground pressure, IAV, ISO 11898, ISO 16750, Modular vehicle, Motorcycle design, Nira Dynamics AB, Noise, vibration, and harshness, Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research, Ride height, Sterling 10.5 axle, Swept path analysis, The Machine That Changed the World (book), Twin-Traction Beam, Vehicle dynamics, Vehicle engineering, Weight transfer, Wheelbase, Wirth Research, Wreck Racing. Excerpt: The drag coefficient is a common measure in automotive design as it pertains to aerodynamic. Drag is a force that acts parallel and in the same direction as the airflow. The drag coefficient of an automobile impacts the way the automobile passes through the surrounding air. When automobile companies design a new vehicle they take into consideration the automobile drag coefficient in addition to the other performance characteristics. Aerodynamic drag increases with the square of speed; therefore a low value is preferable to a high one. Reducing the drag coefficient in an automobile affects the performance of the vehicle as it pertains to speed and fuel efficiency. There are many different ways to reduce the drag of a vehicle. Another common way to measure the drag of the vehicle is through the drag area. The reduction of drag in road vehicles has led to increases in the top speed of the vehicle and the vehicles fuel efficiency, as well as many other performance characteristics, such as handling and acceleration. The two main factors that impact drag are the frontal area of the...

Encyclopedia of Automotive Engineering

Author: David Crolla
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470974025
Release Date: 2015-03-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A Choice Oustanding Academic Title The Encyclopedia of Automotive Engineering provides for the first time a large, unified knowledge base laying the foundation for advanced study and in-depth research. Through extensive cross-referencing and search functionality it provides a gateway to detailed but scattered information on best industry practice, engendering a better understanding of interrelated concepts and techniques that cut across specialized areas of engineering. Beyond traditional automotive subjects the Encyclopedia addresses green technologies, the shift from mechanics to electronics, and the means to produce safer, more efficient vehicles within varying economic restraints worldwide. The work comprises nine main parts: (1) Engines: Fundamentals (2) Engines: Design (3) Hybrid and Electric Powertrains (4) Transmission and Driveline (5) Chassis Systems (6) Electrical and Electronic Systems (7) Body Design (8) Materials and Manufacturing (9) Telematics. Offers authoritative coverage of the wide-ranging specialist topics encompassed by automotive engineering An accessible point of reference for entry level engineers and students who require an understanding of the fundamentals of technologies outside of their own expertise or training Provides invaluable guidance to more detailed texts and research findings in the technical literature Developed in conjunction with FISITA, the umbrella organisation for the national automotive societies in 37 countries around the world and representing more than 185,000 automotive engineers 6 Volumes www.automotive-reference.com An essential resource for libraries and information centres in industry, research and training organizations, professional societies, government departments, and all relevant engineering departments in the academic sector.

Road Vehicle Aerodynamic Design

Author: R. H. Barnard
Publisher: Mechaero Publishing
ISBN: 0954073479
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Automobiles

A comprehensive introduction for students, practising automotive engineers and designers, and anyone with a general interest in the subject. Intended to be affordable by students. Unnecessary details or highly vehicle-specific information has been omitted, but a comprehensive list of references is given, usually with a summary.

Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems

Author: Ibrahim Dincer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118900222
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems provides a thorough examination of various conventional and cutting edge electric vehicle (EV) battery thermal management systems (including phase change material) that are currently used in the industry as well as being proposed for future EV batteries. It covers how to select the right thermal management design, configuration and parameters for the users’ battery chemistry, applications and operating conditions, and provides guidance on the setup, instrumentation and operation of their thermal management systems (TMS) in the most efficient and effective manner. This book provides the reader with the necessary information to develop a capable battery TMS that can keep the cells operating within the ideal operating temperature ranges and uniformities, while minimizing the associated energy consumption, cost and environmental impact. The procedures used are explained step-by-step, and generic and widely used parameters are utilized as much as possible to enable the reader to incorporate the conducted analyses to the systems they are working on. Also included are comprehensive thermodynamic modelling and analyses of TMSs as well as databanks of component costs and environmental impacts, which can be useful for providing new ideas on improving vehicle designs. Key features: Discusses traditional and cutting edge technologies as well as research directions Covers thermal management systems and their selection for different vehicles and applications Includes case studies and practical examples from the industry Covers thermodynamic analyses and assessment methods, including those based on energy and exergy, as well as exergoeconomic, exergoenvironmental and enviroeconomic techniques Accompanied by a website hosting codes, models, and economic and environmental databases as well as various related information Thermal Management of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems is a unique book on electric vehicle thermal management systems for researchers and practitioners in industry, and is also a suitable textbook for senior-level undergraduate and graduate courses.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle System Modeling and Control

Author: Wei Liu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119278948
Release Date: 2017-01-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This new edition includes approximately 30% new materials covering the following information that has been added to this important work: - extends the contents on Li-ion batteries detailing the positive and negative electrodes and characteristics and other components including binder, electrolyte, separator and foils, and the structure of Li-ion battery cell. Nickel-cadmium batteries are deleted. - adds a new section presenting the modelling of multi-mode electrically variable transmission, which gradually became the main structure of the hybrid power-train during the last 5 years. - newly added chapter on noise and vibration of hybrid vehicles introduces the basics of vibration and noise issues associated with power-train, driveline and vehicle vibrations, and addresses control solutions to reduce the noise and vibration levels. - Chapter 10 (chapter 9 of the first edition) is extended by presenting EPA and UN newly required test drive schedules and test procedures for hybrid electric mileage calculation for window sticker considerations. In addition to the above major changes in this second edition, adaptive charging sustaining point determination method is presented to have a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with optimum performance.

Progress in Vehicle Aerodynamics and Thermal Management

Author: Jochen Wiedemann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319678221
Release Date: 2017-12-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The books presents latest information about new car developments, new or improved testing techniques and new or improved calculation procedures. Presenters are from industry and academia.

The Automotive Chassis

Author: Giancarlo Genta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140208675X
Release Date: 2008-12-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This work serves as a reference concerning the automotive chassis, i.e. everything that is inside a vehicle except the engine and the body. It is the result of a decade of work mostly done by the FIAT group, who supplied material, together with other automotive companies, and sponsored the work. The first volume deals with the design of automotive components and the second volume treats the various aspects of the design of a vehicle as a system.

Hucho Aerodynamik des Automobils

Author: Thomas Schütz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783834823168
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Leistung, Fahrverhalten und Komfort eines Automobils werden nachhaltig von seinen aerodynamischen Eigenschaften bestimmt. Ein niedriger Luftwiderstand ist die Voraussetzung dafür, dass die hochgesteckten Verbrauchziele erreicht werden. Die Aerodynamik des Automobils ist 1981 erstmalig erschienen und seitdem zu einem Standardwerk geworden. Der Stoff ist von Praktikern erarbeitet worden, die aus einer Vielzahl von Versuchen strömungsmechanische Zusammenhänge ableiten und Strategien beschreiben.Bei unveränderter Geamtkonzeption wurden für die 6. Auflage neue Ergebnisse zum induzierten Widerstand und zur Haltung der Fahrtrichtung bei Seitenwind aktualisiert. Völlig neu wurden die Kapitel über Kühlung und Durchströmung(HVAC) sowie über numerische Methoden wie CFD, Netzgenerierung und CAD erarbeitet.