This book arose from a need for an automotive engineering textbook that included analysis as well as descriptions of the hardware. Specifically, several courses in systems engineering use the automobile as the basis. Additionally, many universities are now involved in collegiate design competitions such as the SAE Mini Baja and Formula SAE competitions. This book should be helpful to such teams as an introductory text and as a source for further references. Given the broad scope of this topic, not every aspect of automotive engineering could be covered while keeping the text to a reasonable and affordable size. This book was written for engineering students from varied backgrounds to include mechanical, aeronautical, electrical and astronomical engineering. Thus, certain topics that would be a review for mechanical engineering students may be an introduction to electrical engineers, and vice versa. Furthermore, because the book is aimed at students, it sometimes has been necessary to give only outline or simplified explanations. In such cases, numerous references have been made to sources of other information. Practicing engineers should also find this book useful when they need an overview of the subject, or when they are working on particular aspects of automotive engineering that are new to them.This book arose from a need for an automotive engineering textbook that included analysis as well as descriptions of the hardware.
|Title||:||Automotive Engineering Fundamentals|
|Author||:||Richard Stone, Jeffrey K. Ball|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2004|