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Road Vehicle Dynamics

Fundamentals and Modeling, 1st Edition

By Georg Rill

CRC Press

362 pages | 209 B/W Illus.

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Description

In striving for optimal comfort and safety conditions in road vehicles, today’s electronically controlled components provide a range of new options. These are developed and tested using computer simulations in software in the loop or hardware in the loop environments—an advancement that requires the modern automotive engineer to be able to build basic simulation models, handle higher level models, and operate simulation tools effectively.

Combining the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics with the basics of computer simulated modeling, Road Vehicle Dynamics: Fundamentals and Modeling Aspects draws on lecture notes from undergraduate and graduate courses given by the author, as well as industry seminars and symposiums, to provide practical insight on the subject. Requiring only a first course in dynamics and programming language as a prerequisite, this highly accessible book offers end-of-chapter exercises to reinforce concepts as well as programming examples and results using MATLAB®.

The book uses SI-units throughout, and begins with an introduction and overview of units and quantities, terminology and definitions, multibody dynamics, and equations of motion. It then discusses the road, highlighting both deterministic and stochastic road models; tire handling including contact calculation, longitudinal and lateral forces, vertical axis torques, and measurement and modeling techniques; and drive train components and concepts such as transmission, clutch, and power source.

Later chapters discuss suspension systems, including a dynamic model of rack-and-pinion steering as well as double-wishbone suspension systems; force elements such as springs, anti-roll bars, and hydro-mounts; and vehicle dynamics in vertical, longitudinal, and lateral directions using a simple model approach to examine the effects of nonlinear, dynamic, and active force elements. Highlighting useable knowledge, the book concludes with a three-dimensional vehicle model and typical results of standard driving maneuvers.

Reviews

"As expected in a text, the volume is filled with equations, MATLAB® listings, figures and tables. It goes from rather simple concepts, say linear analysis, to sophisticated treatments, like non-linear vibrations. I liked this book, meant for undergraduates… I would recommend it as the most useful reference."

Noise Control Engineering Journal, January – February 2015

Table of Contents

Introduction

Units and Quantities

Terminology

Definitions

Multibody Dynamics tailored to Ground Vehicles

A Quarter Car Model

Exercises

Road

Modeling Aspects

Deterministic Profiles

Random Profiles

Exercises

Tire

Introduction

Contact Geometry

Steady State Forces and Torques

Combined Forces

Bore Torque

Different Influences on Tire Forces and Torques

First Order Tire Dynamics

Exercises

Drive Train

Components and Concepts

Wheel and Tire

Differentials

Transmission

Clutch

Power Sources

Exercises

Suspension System

Purpose and Components

Some Examples

Steering Systems

Kinematics of a Double Wishbone Suspension

Exercises

Force Elements

Standard Force Elements

Dynamic Force Elements

Exercises

Vertical Dynamics

Goals

From Complex to Simple Models

Basic Tuning

Optimal Damping

Practical Aspects

Nonlinear Suspension Forces

Sky Hook Damper

Exercises

Longitudinal Dynamics

Dynamic Wheel Loads

Maximum Acceleration

Driving and Braking

Drive and Brake Pitch

Exercises

Lateral Dynamics

Kinematic Approach

Steady State Cornering

Simple Handling Model

Mechatronic Systems

Exercises

Driving Behavior of Single Vehicles

Three-Dimensional Vehicle Model

Driver Model

Standard Driving Maneuvers

Coach with Different Loading Conditions

Different Rear Axle Concepts for a Passenger Car

Exercises

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Author

Georg Rill is with the University of Applied Sciences, Regensburg, Germany.

About the Series

Ground Vehicle Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI041000
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical