The second English edition of The Automotive Chassis provides a clearly structured overview of chassis technology, including in-depth coverage of: Tires and wheels; Axle kinematics; Vehicle steering; Springing and damper systems; The platform concept; Four wheel drive technology; Suspension design. Over 400 illustrations related basic engineering principles to the particular requirements of the chassis of vehicle mechanics. Additionally, the book now fully conforms to the international standards of ISO 8855 and SAE J670. The Automotive Chassis is essential reading for component and system engineers in both higher education and industry as well as for non-specialists who need to gain an understanding of the field.
The clear and easy descriptions, many example designs and calculations and the inclusion of 434 illustrations and tables are easily understood and have, over the years, proven to be the best way of imparting information. The authors’ many years of experience in chassis engineering support the practical bias and will help engineers, inspectors, students and technicians in companies operating in the automotive industry and its suppliers to understand the context. The comprehensive index of key words and numerous cross-references make this book an invaluable reference work.