1st Edition

Automotive Systems
Principles and Practice




ISBN 9780367498429
Published January 27, 2021 by CRC Press
302 Pages 122 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book introduces the principles and practices in automotive systems, including modern automotive systems that incorporate the latest trends in the automobile industry. The fifteen chapters present new and innovative methods to master the complexities of the vehicle of the future. Topics like vehicle classification, structure and layouts, engines, transmissions, braking, suspension and steering are illustrated with modern concepts, such as battery-electric, hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles and vehicle maintenance practices. Each chapter is supported with examples, illustrative figures, multiple-choice questions and review questions. Aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students in automotive/automobile engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, this book covers the following:

  • Construction and working details of all modern as well as fundamental automotive systems
  • Complexities of operation and assembly of various parts of automotive systems in a simplified manner
  • Handling of automotive systems and integration of various components for smooth functioning of the vehicle
  • Modern topics such as battery-electric, hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles
  • Illustrative examples, figures, multiple-choice questions and review questions at the end of each chapter

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Automobile Evaluation and Market Review

Chapter 2 Vehicle Classification, Structure and Layouts

Chapter 3 Vehicular Engines

Chapter 4 Automotive Clutches

Chapter 5 Manual Transmission and Transaxles

Chapter 6 Semiautomatic and Automatic Transmission

Chapter 7 Propeller Shaft, Differential and Rear Axles

Chapter 8 Suspension System

Chapter 9 Braking Systems

Chapter 10 Vehicle Body Engineering

Chapter 11 Front Axle and Steering Systems

Chapter 12 Wheels and Tyres

Chapter 13 Vehicle Aerodynamics

Chapter 14 Battery Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles

Chapter 15 Vehicle Maintenance Practices

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Biography

G. K. Awari received Bachelor of Engineering degree from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India in 1991 and M.E. degree from Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India, in 1995, all in Mechanical engineering. He has done his Ph.D. from Sant Gadgebaba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India, in 2007. He has total 24 years of teaching experience at undergraduate, postgraduate and research level. He has taught various subjects like Fluid Power and Machinery, Computer graphics, Automation Engineering, Operation research, Machine Design and Automobile Engineering. His area of interest is graphical modelling of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Vehicle Dynamics. He has total 31 international journal publications, 20 international conference publications and 11 national conference publications and 3 patents to his name. 15 research scholars have completed PhD in Mechanical Engineering under his supervision. He is also a recipient of “Best Principal Award” and “Best paper award” at various National conference and International conferences. He has contributed in the development Academics as Board of Study (BOS) Member at Goa University, SG Amravati University and RTM Nagpur University. He is presently BOS member in Yeshvantrao Chavan College of Engineering (YCCE, An autonomous Institute), Nagpur, RTM Nagpur University and Chairman BOS of Automobile Engineering at Government Polytechnic (GP), Nagpur. Dr. G. K. Awari is currently, Head of Automobile Engineering Department at Government Polytechnic, Nagpur. He has authored a book with CRC Press and two books with New Age International Publisher (P) Ltd. New Delhi.

V.S.Kumbhar received Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degree in Automobile engineering from Shivaji University Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India in 2007 and 2013 respectively. He has total 12 years of experiences. (04 years of industrial experience in automobile manufacturing engineering and 7 years of teaching experience at undergraduate level.) He has taught various subjects like Automobile engines, Automobile systems, Automobile Design, Machine design, Strength of materials, Advanced Engines and Automobile Engineering. His area of interest is fuels and combustion, emission control systems. He has more than 08 international journal publications to his credit. He has contributed in the development of Academics as subject expert for Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education, MSBTE, Mumbai. He is presently BOS member of Automobile Engineering at Government Polytechnic (GP), Nagpur. He is currently working at Automobile Engineering Department at Government Polytechnic, Nagpur.

 R.B.Tirpude received Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India in 1998 and M.E. degree in CAD/CAM from Sant Gadgebaba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India, in 2008. He has done his MBA(operations) from Delhi university Delhi, India, in 2012. He is currenly pursuing PhD in Mechanical Engineering from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. He has total 19 years of teaching experience at undergraduate, research level. He has taught various subjects like Computer Aided Drafting, Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Operation research, Fluid Power, Machine Design and Automobile Engineering. His area of interest is emission control system He has total 15 international journal publications, 10 international conference publications and 11 national conference publications and 7 patents to his name. He received “ISTE Narsee Munji Best Project Award”. He is also a recipient of “Best Teacher Award” from Government polytechnic Nagpur as well as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Association of Engineers, Nagpur chapter. He has contributed in the development Academics as Board of Study (BOS) member at MSBTE and various Autonomous institutes of Govt. of Maharashtra. He is presently BOS member of Automobile Engineering at Government Polytechnic (GP), Nagpur. He is currently working in Automobile Engineering Department at Government Polytechnic, Nagpur and handling various collaborations of the department with leading automobile manufacturing industries.