Vehicle Handling Dynamics: Theory And Application

Paperback | April 22, 2015

byMasato AbeEditorMasato Abe

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Vehicle dynamics are vital for optimizing a vehicle's drivability, efficiency, and safety. Understanding the forces and motions on a vehicle both theoretical aspects, like basic equations of motion, and practical ones, like tire mechanics and human vehicle control is integral in the design and development of all vehicles. Masato Abe's Vehicle Handling Dynamics, Second Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of vehicle dynamics, enabling readers to visualize and invent better vehicles. Vehicle Handling Dynamics begins with an overview of the fundamental theories of vehicle handling dynamics, based on simple equations of motion. The book then extends to driver-vehicle behavior, handling quality and active vehicle motion control. In addition, this new edition includes two new chapters. Chapter 9 covers vehicle motion control for electric vehicles, crucial in this new era of automobiles. Chapter 12 studies the classic issue of model-based handling quality evaluations challenging the traditional dependencies on test drivers for determining a vehicle's drivability . Written by one of the most distinguished authorities in the area, Vehicle Handling Dynamics, Second Edition, lends equal and careful consideration to both theory and application, providing valuable insights for students of and engineers working in vehicle dynamics and control. Discusses the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics from basic theory to hands-on applications, using Newton's equations of motion to show the link between mechanics and vehicle behavior Provides practical examples and real-life details to ensure thorough understanding of vehicle handling dynamics and control Includes case studies and worked examples using MATLAB and Simulink Covers all variables of vehicle dynamics, including tire and vehicle motion, control aspects, human control, and external disturbances

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Vehicle dynamics are vital for optimizing a vehicle's drivability, efficiency, and safety. Understanding the forces and motions on a vehicle both theoretical aspects, like basic equations of motion, and practical ones, like tire mechanics and human vehicle control is integral in the design and development of all vehicles. Masato Abe's ...

Masato Abe is Professor Emeritus at Kanagawa Institute of Technology. He has authored over 100 papers and served as co-editor of the journal Vehicle Systems and Dynamics. Abe is a leading researcher in vehicle dynamics and control, driver-vehicle-system analysis and application, electric vehicle with four-wheel independent driving and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:322 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 22, 2015Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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Table of Contents

  1. Vehicle Dynamics and Control
  2. Tire Mechanics
  3. Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics
  4. Vehicle Motion by Disturbances
  5. Steering System and Vehicle Dynamics
  6. Vehicle Body Roll and Vehicle Dynamics
  7. Vehicle Motion with Traction and Braking
  8. Vehicles with Active Motion Controls
  9. Vehicle Motion with All-Wheel Control
  10. Vehicle Motion with Human Driver
  11. Vehicle Handling Quality
  12. Handling Quality Evaluation Based on Driver Models