Essentials of vehicle dynamics

"Essentials of Vehicle Dynamics explains the essential mathematical basis of vehicle dynamics in a concise and clear way, providing engineers and students with the qualitative understanding of vehicle handling performance needed to underpin chassis-related research and development. Without a so...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Pauwelussen, Joop
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford, England Butterworth-Heinemann 2015
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Collection: O'Reilly - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Front Cover; Essentials of Vehicle Dynamics; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Fundamentals of Tire Behavior; 2.1 Tire Input and Output Quantities; 2.2 Free Rolling Tire; 2.3 Rolling Resistance; 2.3.1 Braking/Driving Conditions; 2.3.2 Parasitary Forces: Toe and Camber; 2.3.3 Temperature; 2.3.4 Forward Speed; 2.3.5 Inflation Pressure; 2.3.6 Truck Tires Versus Passenger Car Tires; 2.3.7 Radial Versus Bias-Ply Tires; 2.3.8 Other Effects; 2.4 The Tire Under Braking and Driving Conditions; 2.4.1 Braking Behavior Explained; 2.4.2 Modeling Longitudinal Tire Behavior
  • 5.5.3 The Handling Diagram5.5.4 The MMM Diagram; 5.5.5 The g-g Diagram; 6 The Vehicle-Driver Interface; 6.1 Assessment of Vehicle-Driver Performance; The Inter-Beat-Interval; The Heart Rate Variability; Pupil Diameter and Endogenous Eye Blinks; Blood Pressure Variability; Skin Conduction Response; Facial Muscle Activity; 6.2 The Vehicle-Driver Interface, A System Approach; 6.2.1 Open-Loop and Closed-Loop Vehicle Behavior; 6.2.2 The McRuer Crossover Model; 6.3 Vehicle-Driver Longitudinal Performance; 6.3.1 Following a Single Vehicle; 6.3.2 Driver Model and Driver State Identification
  • 2.5 The Tire Under Cornering Conditions2.5.1 Cornering Behavior Explained; 2.5.2 Modeling Lateral Tire Behavior; 2.6 Combined Cornering and Braking/Driving; 2.6.1 Combined Slip; 2.6.2 Modeling Tire Behavior for Combined Slip; 2.6.3 Approximations in case of Combined Slip; 2.7 Physical Tire Models; 2.7.1 The Brush Model; 2.7.2 The Brush-String Model; 3 Nonsteady-State Tire Behavior; 3.1 Tire Transient Behavior; 3.1.1 The Tire Transient Model; 3.1.2 Applications of the Tire Transient Model; Shimmy of A Trailing Wheel; Single Wheel Vehicle Under Repetitive Braking
  • 5.2.2 Effect of Body Roll and Lateral Load TransferContact Forces According to Genta and Morello; Contact Forces According to Kiencke and Nielsen; 5.2.3 Alignment and Compliance Effects; 5.2.4 Effect of Combined Slip; 5.3 Steady-State Analysis; 5.3.1 Steady-State Solutions; Remark; 5.3.2 Understeer and Oversteer; Definition 1; Definition 2; Definition 3; Definition 4; 5.3.3 Neutral Steer Point; 5.4 Nonsteady-State Analysis; 5.4.1 Yaw Stability; Ad (i); Ad (ii); Ad (iii); 5.4.2 Frequency Response; 5.5 Graphical Assessment Methods; 5.5.1 Phase Plane Analysis; 5.5.2 Stability Diagram
  • 3.2 Dynamic Tire Response to Road Disturbances3.2.1 Introduction to the Rigid Ring Tire Model; 3.2.2 Enveloping Properties of Tires to Road Disturbances; 3.2.3 Dynamic Response to Road Disturbances; 4 Kinematic Steering; 4.1 Axis Systems and Notations; 4.2 Ackermann Steering; 4.3 The Articulated Vehicle; 5 Vehicle Handling Performance; 5.1 Criteria for Good Handling; 5.1.1 ISO 4138: Steady-State Circular Test; 5.1.2 ISO 7401: Lateral Transient Response Test; 5.2 Single-Track Vehicle Modeling; 5.2.1 The Single-Track Model; Remarks Regarding Forces Acting on the Vehicle