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Automotive Applications of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation

Automotive Applications of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation shines a light on HIL simulation testing methodology commonly used in the automotive industry for conventional, electrification and autonomy applications and can serve as an introductory resource for college students looking to join the automotive industry or experienced technical professionals who need a deeper understanding on what is HIL simulation, what are its benefits and how can it be used in their respective organizations.

No Fault Found: The Search for the Root Cause

Today, we are all strongly dependent on the correct functioning of technical systems. They fail, and we become vulnerable. Disruptions due to degradation or anomalous behavior can negatively impact safety, operations, and brand name, reducing the profitability of all elements of the value chain. This can be tolerated if the link between cause and effect is understood and remedied. Anomalous behavior, which indicates systems or subsystems not acting in accordance with design intent, is a much more serious problem. It includes unwanted system responses and faults whose root cause can’t be properly diagnosed, leading to costly, and sometimes unnecessary, component replacements. The title No Fault Found: The Search for the Root Cause was developed to propose solutions to this technical and business challenge, which has become less and less acceptable to the commercial aviation industry globally.

Design and Simulation of Four-Stroke Engines

This book provides design assistance with the actual mechanical design of an engine in which the gas dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and combustion have been optimized so as to provide the required performance characteristics such as power, torque, fuel consumption, or noise emission.

The Winning Solar Car

A successful solar car team must have a good car, good drivers, good weather information, good strategy, and a well-trained support team. Based on the author's experiences designing and building five solar cars over a ten year period, this book focuses on the most imporant aspects of designing a competitive solar car, including developing a racing strategy, efficient solar car driving, project management, and designing the specific subsystems of the car. Chapters cover: Design Methodology Aerodynamics of Solar Cars Composite Materials Car Balance and Spring Rates and more

Design and Simulation of Two-Stroke Engines

Design and Simulation of Two-Stroke Engines is a unique hands-on information source. The author, having designed and developed many two-stroke engines, offers practical and empirical assistance to the engine designer on many topics ranging from porting layout, to combustion chamber profile, to tuned exhaust pipes. The information presented extends from the most fundamental theory to pragmatic design, development, and experimental testing issues. Chapters cover: Introduction to the Two-Stroke Engine Combustion in Two-Stroke Engines Computer Modeling of Engines Reduction of Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Emissions Reduction of Noise Emission from Two-Stroke Engines and more

Engine Failure Analysis

Engine failures result from a complex set of conditions, effects, and situations. To understand why engines fail and remedy those failures, one must understand how engine components are designed and manufactured, how they function, and how they interact with other engine components. To this end, this book examines how engine components are designed and how they function, along with their physical and technical properties. Translated from a popular German reference work, this English edition sheds light on determining engine failure and remedies. The authors present a selection of engine failures, investigate and evaluate why they failed, and provide guidance on how to prevent such failures. A large range of possible engine failures is presented in a comprehensive, readily understandable manner, free of manufacturer bias.

Tire Forensic Investigation

Tire forensics is the methodical analysis of failed tires in order to identify the causes of a tire's disablement. By using the laws of physics, math, chemistry, and engineering - mixed with real-world tire background and experience - tire forensic experts determine the most likely events that led up to and caused a tire to fail. Tire Forensic Investigation: Analyzing Tire Failure covers the many ways that a tire can fail, and shows how to identify that failure. Based on the author's 30 years of experience in the tire industry, the book looks at the methodical, physical, visual and tactile examination of the failed tire and identifies the various failure modes for passenger car and light truck tires.

Fundamentals of Automobile Body Structure Design

This book provides readers with a solid understanding of the principles of automobile body structural design, illustrating the effect of changing design parameters on the behavior of automobile body structural elements. Emphasizing simple models of the behavior of body structural systems rather than complex mathematical models, the book looks at the best way to shape a structural element to achieve a desired function, why structures behave in certain ways, and how to improve performance.

Vehicle Accident Analysis and Reconstruction Methods, Second Edition

Designed for the experienced practitioner, this new book aims to help reconstruction specialists with problems they may encounter in everyday analysis. The authors demonstrate how to take the physics behind accidents out of the idealized world and into practical situations. Real-world examples are used to illustrate the methods, clarify important concepts, and provide practical applications to those working in the field. Thoroughly revised, this new edition builds on the original exploration of accident analysis, reconstruction, and vehicle design. Enhanced with new material and improved chapters on key topics, an expanded glossary of automotive terms, and a bibliography at the end of the book providing further reading suggestions make this an essential resource reference for engineers involved in litigation, forensic investigation, automotive safety, and crash reconstruction.

Composite Materials Handbook, Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Polymer Matrix, Metal Matrix, and Structural Sandwich Composites 6-Volume Set: • Volume 1: Guidelines for Characterization of Structural Materials • Volume 2: Materials Properties • Volume 3: Materials Usage, Design, and Analysis • Volume 4: Metal Matrix Composites • Volume 5: Ceramic Matrix Composites • Volume 6: Structural Sandwich Composites This 6-volume set includes critical properties of composite materials that meet specific data requirements, as well as guidelines for design, analysis, material selection, manufacturing, quality control, and repair. This newly-updated engineering reference tool, part of the Composite Materials Handbook (CMH-17), also contains the latest test data for polymer matrix composites and metal matrix composites, as well as essential material relating to sandwich composites and ceramic matrix composites used in military and commercial vehicles.

Finite Element Analysis for Design Engineers, Second Edition

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has been widely implemented by the automotive industry as a productivity tool for design engineers to reduce both development time and cost. This essential work serves as a guide for FEA as a design tool and addresses the specific needs of design engineers to improve productivity. It provides a clear presentation that will help practitioners to avoid mistakes. Easy to use examples of FEA fundamentals are clearly presented that can be simply applied during the product development process. The FEA process is fully explored in this fundamental and practical approach that includes: • Understanding FEA basics • Commonly used modeling techniques • Application of FEA in the design process • Fundamental errors and their effect on the quality of results • Hands-on simple and informative exercises This indispensable guide provides design engineers with proven methods to analyze their own work while it is still in the form of easily modifiable CAD models.

Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles, Fifth Edition

The detailed presentation of fundamental aerodynamics principles that influence and improve vehicle design have made Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles the engineer’s “source” for information. This fifth edition features updated and expanded information beyond that which was presented in previous releases. Completely new content covers lateral stability, safety and comfort, wind noise, high performance vehicles, helmets, engine cooling, and computational fluid dynamics.