Performance Vehicle Dynamics: Engineering And Applications by James BalkwillPerformance Vehicle Dynamics: Engineering And Applications by James Balkwill

Performance Vehicle Dynamics: Engineering And Applications

byJames Balkwill

Paperback | August 23, 2017

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Performance Vehicle Dynamics: Engineering and Applicationsoffers an accessible treatment of the complex material needed to achieve level seven learning outcomes in the field. Users will gain a complete, structured understanding that enables the preparation of useful models for characterization and optimization of performance using the same Automotive or Motorsport industry techniques and approaches. As the approach to vehicle dynamics has changed over time, largely due to advances in computing power, the subject has, in practice, always been computer intensive, but this use has changed, with modeling of relatively complex vehicle dynamics topics now even possible on a PC.

  • Explains how to numerically and computationally model vehicle dynamics
  • Features the use of cost functions with multi-body models
  • Learn how to produce mathematical models that offer excellent performance prediction
Dr. Balkwill has a PhD in dynamics, teaches advanced vehicle dynamics, has extensive research experience in vehicle dynamics including PhD research studentships with F1 teams, and major contract research for volume manufacturers. He has been teaching Vehicle dynamics at the MSc. level for nearly two decades and there are former student...
Title:Performance Vehicle Dynamics: Engineering And ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 23, 2017Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128126930

ISBN - 13:9780128126936


Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Background 2. Tyres 3. Weight transfer and wheel loads 4. Straight line acceleration 5. Cornering 6. Braking 7. Suspension Kinematics 8. Dynamic Modelling of Vehicle Suspension 9. Lap-time, Manoeuvre and Full-vehicle Simulation