The purpose of this book is to cover essential aspects of vehicle suspension systems and provide an easy approach for their analysis and design. It is intended specifically for undergraduate students and anyone with an interest in design and analysis of suspension systems. In order to simplify the understanding of more difficult concepts, the book uses a step-by-step approach along with pictures, graphs and examples.
The book begins with the introduction of the role of suspensions in cars and a description of their main components. The types of suspensions are discussed and their differences reviewed. The mechanisms or geometries of different suspension systems are introduced and the tools for their analysis are discussed. In addition, vehicle vibration is reviewed in detail and models are developed to study vehicle ride comfort.
|Publisher:||Morgan and Claypool Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.00(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Avesta Goodarzi has more than 20 years of experience in the field of automotive engineering in both the academic and industrial sectors. He is a specialist in the field of Automotive Design and Testing, Vehicle Mechatronics and Control Systems, Vehicle Dynamics, and Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. He was an automotive designer for eight years in world-class automotive research and testing centers. Later, as a university professor, he performed many advanced researches and has been the author of a book and more than 80 published technical papers in prestigious journals and international conference proceedings, all about automotive engineering. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of CARmonizer website.
Amir Khajepour is a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Mechatronic Vehicle Systems, and NSERC/General Motors Industrial Research Chair in Holistic Vehicle Control. He has developed an extensive research program that applies his expertise in several key multidisciplinary areas including system modeling and control of dynamic systems. His research has resulted in many patents and technology transfers. He is the author of more than 400 journal and conference publications as well as several books. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Preface / Acknowledgments / Introduction / Suspension, Functions, and Main Components / Classification of Suspension Systems / Advanced Suspension Systems / Analysis and Design of Suspension Mechanisms / Author Biographies