Tyres, wheels, suspension - how comfortabe are our cars?
Despite the assistance provided by electronic control systems, the latest generation of passenger car chassis still relies heavily on conventional chassis elements. This book examines these conventional elements and their interactions with mechatronic systems within the context of driving dynamics. Chassis fundamentals and design are described in the initial chapters, followed by a practical examination of driving dynamics and detailed descriptions and explanations of modern chassis components. A separate section is devoted to axles and the processes used during axle development. This first English edition features a number of improvements over the latest German edition, including revised illustrations and several updates in the text and list of references.
Introduction – Fundamentals – Driving Dynamics – Chassis Components – Axles– Driving Comfort: Noise Vibration, Harshness (NVH) – Chassis Development –Chassis Innovations – Future Aspects of Chassis Technology
Chassis developers, automotive engineers in the subcontracting and supplier industries, vehicle testing engineers, vehicle assessors and evaluators, chassis experts in vehicle workshops, professors and students at universities and technical colleges.
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Heißing is director of the Chair for Automotive Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. Chassis developers, automotive engineers in the subcontracting and supplier industries, vehicle testing engineers, vehicle assessors and evaluators, chassis experts in vehicle workshops, professors and students at universities and technical colleges.
He was a manager for chassis development at Audi for nearly 15 years and still participates in numerous research projects and colloquia for chassis experts. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Metin Ersoy completed his doctorate in Design Systematics at the Technical University of Braunschweig and spent more than 35 years at a managerial level at various companies, including 22 years at ZF Lemförder, wh