The most important subjects relevant to automotive engineering have been compiled in this compact, easily understandable and relevant reference book.
The entire structure of the 8th edition of the Automotive Handbook has been fully revised. The new layout better reflects the significance of the new technical fields that are important to automotive engineering.
Basic principles: physics, materials, machine parts, joining and bonding techniques.Vehicle physics: basic terms of automotive engineering, motor-vehicle dynamics, vehicle acousticsInternal-combustion engines: gasoline engine, diesel engine, turbochargers and superchargers, exhaust-gas systemEmission-control and diagnosis legislationManagement for spark-ignition engines: manifold injection, gasoline direct injection, alternative gasoline-engine operationManagement for diesel engines: common railAlternative drives: hybrid drive, fuel cellChassis systems: suspension, wheel suspensions, steering, brake systemsActive safety: antilock braking system, driving-dynamics control systemLighting equipmentAutomotive electrics: vehicle electrical systems, starter batteries, electrical machines, alternatorsAutomotive electronics: automotive networking, buses, architecture of electronic systems, sensorsDriver-assistance systems: parking systems, vehicle navigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, night-vision systems
(Handbook - Black & White; 1,265 pages)