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4th Edition

Light and Heavy Vehicle Technology

ISBN 9781138128354
Published August 28, 2015 by Routledge
684 Pages

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Book Description

Light and Heavy Vehicle Technology, Fourth Edition, provides a complete text and reference to the design, construction and operation of the many and varied components of modern motor vehicles, including the knowledge needed to service and repair them. This book provides incomparable coverage of both cars and heavier vehicles, featuring over 1000 illustrations.

This new edition has been brought fully up to date with modern practices and designs, whilst maintaining the information needed to deal with older vehicles. Two entirely new sections of the book provide a topical introduction to alternative power sources and fuels, and battery-electric, hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles. More information on the latest developments in fuel injection, diesel engines and transmissions has also been added. An expanded list of technical abbreviations now contains over 200 entries – a useful resource for professional technicians in their day-to-day work.

This book is an essential textbook for all students of automotive engineering, particularly on IMI / C&G 4000 series and BTEC courses and provides all the underpinning knowledge required for NVQs to level 3. By bridging the gap between basic and more advanced treatments of the subject, it also acts as a useful source of information for experienced technicians and technically minded motorists, and will help them to improve their knowledge and skills.

Table of Contents

1. The reciprocating piston petrol engine
2. The diesel engine
3. Combustion chambers and processes
4. Engine lubrication
5. Engine cooling, vehicle heating and climate control
6. Carburation and fuel injection
7. Intake and exhaust systems
8. Diesel fuel injection systems
9. Forced induction
10. Ignition and starter systems
11. Engine emission control
12. Rotary piston engines
13. Clutches
14. Layshaft gearboxes
15. Fluid couplings and torque converters
16. Epicyclic gearboxes
17. Semi- and automatic transmission systems
18. Overdrive gears
19. Drive lines
20. Final drives and rear axles
21. Four-wheel drive systems
22. Tyres, road wheels and hubs
23. Suspension systems
24. Manual steering
25. Power-assisted steering systems
26. Four wheel steering systems
27. Hydraulic brake systems
28. Air and endurance brake systems
29, Anti-lock brakes and traction control
30. Vehicle structures and aerodynamics
31. Alternative power sources and fuels
32. Battery-electric, hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles

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M.J. Nunney