The Science of Vehicle Dynamics: Handling, Braking, and Ride of Road and Race Cars

The Science of Vehicle Dynamics: Handling, Braking, and Ride of Road and Race Cars

by Massimo Guiggiani

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 2018)

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030103354
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 01/31/2019
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 2018
Pages: 550
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

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

Introduction.- Mechanics of the Wheel with Tire.- Vehicle Model for Handling and Performance.- Braking Performance.- The Kinematics of Cornering.- Handling of Road Cars.- Handling of Race Cars.- Ride Comfort and Road Holding.- Handling with Roll Motion.- Tire Models.

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