The most important subjects relevant to automotive engineering have been compiled in this compact, easily understandable and relevant reference book.
Many subjects have been newly incorporated into the 9th Edition, including driver-assistance systems. In order to clearly bring out the essential character of the Automotive Handbook, the chapters on the basic scientific principles of automotive engineering have been revised and adapted to the latest automotive engineering requirements. New additions include the chapter on Chemistry and the chapter on Mathematics. The handbook has been revised, expanded and updated to make the contents even more understandable to the reader.
Contents – central themes
Physics, thermodynamics, chemistry, mathematics, materials, operating fluids, machine parts, joining and bonding techniques.Internal combustion engines, engine cooling, air-intake systems, turbochargers and superchargers, exhaust-gas systemEmission-control and diagnosis legislation, exhaust-gas measuring techniquesManagement for spark-ignition engines, manifold injection, gasoline direct injection, alternative gasoline-engine operationManagement for diesel engines, common rail, start-assist systemsHybrid drives, fuel cellFundamentals of vehicle engineering, motor-vehicle dynamics, vehicle acoustics, vehicle aerodynamicsSuspension, wheel suspension, wheels, tires, steering, brake systemsAntilock braking system, driving-dynamics control systemVehicle bodies, lighting equipmentVehicle electrical systems, starter batteries, drive batteries, electrical machines, alternatorsECU, automotive networking, buses, architecture of electronic systems, sensorsDriver-assistance systems, computer vision, Adaptive Cruise Control
(Handbook - Black & White; 1,550 pages)