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NOx Emission Control Technologies in Stationary and Automotive Internal Combustion Engines - Approaches Toward NOx Free... NOx Emission Control Technologies in Stationary and Automotive Internal Combustion Engines - Approaches Toward NOx Free Automobiles (Paperback)
B. Ashok
R3,203 Discovery Miles 32 030 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

NOx Emission Control Technologies in Stationary and Automotive Internal Combustion Engines: Approaches Toward NOx Free Automobiles presents the fundamental theory of emission formation, particularly the oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and its chemical reactions and control techniques. The book provides a simplified framework for technical literature on NOx reduction strategies in IC engines, highlighting thermodynamics, combustion science, automotive emissions and environmental pollution control. Sections cover the toxicity and roots of emissions for both SI and CI engines and the formation of various emissions such as CO, SO2, HC, NOx, soot, and PM from internal combustion engines, along with various methods of NOx formation. Topics cover the combustion process, engine design parameters, and the application of exhaust gas recirculation for NOx reduction, making this book ideal for researchers and students in automotive, mechanical, mechatronics and chemical engineering students working in the field of emission control techniques.

MPC-Based Reference Governors - Theory and Case Studies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Martin Klauco, Michal Kvasnica MPC-Based Reference Governors - Theory and Case Studies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Martin Klauco, Michal Kvasnica
R3,648 Discovery Miles 36 480 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This monograph focuses on the design of optimal reference governors using model predictive control (MPC) strategies. These MPC-based governors serve as a supervisory control layer that generates optimal trajectories for lower-level controllers such that the safety of the system is enforced while optimizing the overall performance of the closed-loop system. The first part of the monograph introduces the concept of optimization-based reference governors, provides an overview of the fundamentals of convex optimization and MPC, and discusses a rigorous design procedure for MPC-based reference governors. The design procedure depends on the type of lower-level controller involved and four practical cases are covered: PID lower-level controllers; linear quadratic regulators; relay-based controllers; and cases where the lower-level controllers are themselves model predictive controllers. For each case the authors provide a thorough theoretical derivation of the corresponding reference governor, followed by illustrative examples. The second part of the book is devoted to practical aspects of MPC-based reference governor schemes. Experimental and simulation case studies from four applications are discussed in depth: control of a power generation unit; temperature control in buildings; stabilization of objects in a magnetic field; and vehicle convoy control. Each chapter includes precise mathematical formulations of the corresponding MPC-based governor, reformulation of the control problem into an optimization problem, and a detailed presentation and comparison of results. The case studies and practical considerations of constraints will help control engineers working in various industries in the use of MPC at the supervisory level. The detailed mathematical treatments will attract the attention of academic researchers interested in the applications of MPC.

Simulation in Chassis Technology - A Practice-oriented Introduction to the Creation of Component and Full Vehicle Models Using... Simulation in Chassis Technology - A Practice-oriented Introduction to the Creation of Component and Full Vehicle Models Using the Method of Multi-Body Systems (Paperback, 1st ed. 2021)
Dirk Adamski
R1,887 Discovery Miles 18 870 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Anyone who wants to simulate the behavior of vehicles must think about how they want to model the vehicle's chassis. Depending on the question (vehicle dynamics, ride comfort, load data prediction ...) there are a variety of possibilities. This book should help to find and implement the right models and processes. In addition to a short introduction to simulation technology, the most important types of modelling for the assemblies of the chassis using the method of multi-body systems are presented. However, successful simulation does not only mean the assembly of suitable models, but always represents a well thought-out process that goes from data acquisition to the validation of the models. This will be discussed using suitable examples for concrete questions.

Methanol and the Alternate Fuel Economy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Anirudh Gautam, Nikhil Sharma,... Methanol and the Alternate Fuel Economy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Anirudh Gautam, Nikhil Sharma, Akhilendra Pratap Singh
R3,468 Discovery Miles 34 680 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This book discusses the emerging research centred on using methanol- whose excellent fuel properties, easy production and relative compatibility with existing technology- make it attractive to researchers looking to alternative fuels to meet the rising energy demand. The volume is divided into broadly 4 parts which discuss various aspects of the proposed methanol economy and the technological advances in engine design for the utilisation of this fuel. This book will be of interest to researchers and policy makers interested in using methanol as the principal source of ready and stored energy in societal functioning.

Vintage British Street Bikes (Paperback, 1st ed): Robert Mills, Etc Vintage British Street Bikes (Paperback, 1st ed)
Robert Mills, Etc; Illustrated by Steve Amos
R751 R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Save R249 (33%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Electromagnetic Compatibility - Analysis and Case Studies in Transportation (Hardcover): Donald G. Baker Electromagnetic Compatibility - Analysis and Case Studies in Transportation (Hardcover)
Donald G. Baker
R2,516 Discovery Miles 25 160 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Explains and resolves the electromagnetic compatibility challenges faced by engineers in transportation and communications This book is a mathematically-rich extension of courses required to maintain the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and the European Union certifications. The text provides an in-depth study of the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) issues related to specific topics in transportation and communications, including Light Rail Transit, shadow effects, and radio dead spots, through the analysis of real-world case studies in the United States and Europe. The author provides Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical solutions that can be applied to Maxwell's and Wave Equations. The book covers topics such as SCADA Systems, shielding, and complexities of radio frequencies and their effect on communication houses. The author also provides information for alternative industries to apply the solutions from the case studies and background content to their own professions. * Presents a series of over twenty real-world case studies related to EMC in transportation and communications * Covers power line radiation, shadow effects on subway cars, train control systems, and edge distortions * Includes the OATS testing method and Department of Transportation (DOT) test * Provides access to a companion website housing power point slides and additional appendices Electromagnetic Compatibility: Analysis and Case Studies in Transportation is a reference for practicing engineers involved in transportation and communications, as well as post-graduate engineering students studying transportation and communications in engineering.

The Automotive Chassis - Volume 1: Components Design (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2020): Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello The Automotive Chassis - Volume 1: Components Design (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2020)
Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
R2,240 Discovery Miles 22 400 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This textbook draws on the authors' experience gained by teaching courses for engineering students on e.g. vehicle mechanics, vehicle system design, and chassis design; and on their practical experience as engineering designers for vehicle and chassis components at a major automotive company. The book is primarily intended for students of automotive engineering, but also for all technicians and designers working in this field. Other enthusiastic engineers will also find it to be a useful technical guide. The present volume (The Automotive Chassis - Volume 1: Component Design) focuses on automotive chassis components, such as:* the structure, which is usually a ladder framework and supports all the remaining components of the vehicle;* the suspension for the mechanical linkage of the wheels;* the wheels and tires;* the steering system;* the brake system; and* the transmission system, used to apply engine torque to the driving wheels. This thoroughly revised and updated second edition presents recent developments, particularly in brake, steering, suspension and transmission subsystems. Special emphasis is given to modern control systems and control strategies.

Automotive Plastics and Composites - Materials and Processing (Hardcover): Joseph P. Greene Automotive Plastics and Composites - Materials and Processing (Hardcover)
Joseph P. Greene
R4,911 Discovery Miles 49 110 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Automotive Plastics and Composites: Materials and Processing is an essential guide to the use of plastic and polymer composites in automotive applications, whether in the exterior, interior, under-the-hood, or powertrain, with a focus on materials, properties, and processing. The book begins by introducing plastics and polymers for the automotive industry, discussing polymer materials and structures, mechanical, chemical, and physical properties, rheology, and flow analysis. In the second part of the book, each chapter is dedicated to a category of material, and considers the manufacture, processing, properties, shrinkage, and possible applications, in each case. Two chapters on polymer processing provide detailed information on both closed-mold and open-mold processing. The final chapters explain other key aspects, such as recycling and sustainability, design principles, tooling, and future trends. This book is an ideal reference for plastics engineers, product designers, technicians, scientists, and R&D professionals who are looking to develop materials, components, or products for automotive applications. The book also intends to guide researchers, scientists, and advanced students in plastics engineering, polymer processing, and materials science and engineering.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Design and Control: Intelligent Omnidirectional Hybrids (Hardcover, Ed): Yangsheng Xu, Jingyu Yan,... Hybrid Electric Vehicle Design and Control: Intelligent Omnidirectional Hybrids (Hardcover, Ed)
Yangsheng Xu, Jingyu Yan, Huihuan Qian, Tin Lun Lam
R2,783 Discovery Miles 27 830 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product.Build state-of-the-art intelligent omnidirectional HEVsEngineer high-performance, low-emission automobiles by overcoming traditional obstacles and efficiently harnessing energy from multiple sources. Hybrid ElectricVehicle Design and Control features complete coverage of all electrical, mechanical, and software components. Find out how to develop fast-charging battery systems, efficiently manage power, implement independent steering and force control, and enhance driving stability and controllability. This comprehensive guide offers detailed modeling, testing, and tuning techniques and provides an overview of emerging developments in hybrid technologies. Coverage includes: 4WIS and 4WID hardware and software Hybrid vehicle design structures Zero-radius turning and lateral parking Steer-by-wire and extended steering Behavior-based and zero-radius steering Traction force distribution and stability Battery, energy, and power management systems Cell equalization and fast-charging control MPC, load forecasting, and neural network classifi cation Best performance techniques

Cylinder Components - Properties, Applications, Materials (Paperback, 2nd Softcover Reprint of the Original 2nd 2016 ed.):... Cylinder Components - Properties, Applications, Materials (Paperback, 2nd Softcover Reprint of the Original 2nd 2016 ed.)
Mahle International Gmbh
R2,376 Discovery Miles 23 760 Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities - Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities (Paperback): Evanthia Nanaki Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities - Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities (Paperback)
Evanthia Nanaki
R2,249 Discovery Miles 22 490 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities uniquely examines different approaches to electric vehicle deployment in the context of smart cities. It provides a holistic picture of electromobility within urban areas, offering an integrated approach to city transportation systems by considering the energy systems, latest vehicle technologies, and transport infrastructure. Electric Vehicles for Smart Cities addresses the interaction between grid infrastructure, vehicles, costs and benefits, and operational reliability within an integrated framework. The book examines the role electric vehicles play in the social and political aspects of climate change mitigation, as well as a renewable energy-based economy. It explains how electric vehicles and their system requirements work, including recharging techniques and infrastructures, and discusses alternative market deployment approaches.

Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles - From Concept to Reality (Paperback): Shashank Arora, Alireza Tashakori Abkenar, Shantha Gamini... Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles - From Concept to Reality (Paperback)
Shashank Arora, Alireza Tashakori Abkenar, Shantha Gamini Jayasinghe, Kari Tammi
R2,970 Discovery Miles 29 700 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicles: From Concept to Reality presents a step-by-step design and development guide for heavy-duty electric vehicles. It also offers practical insights based on the commercial application of an electric city bus. Heavy-duty electric vehicle design is challenging due to a lack of clear understanding of the government policies, R&D directions and uncertainty around the performance of various subsystems in an electric powertrain. Therefore, this book discusses key technical aspects of motors, power electronics, batteries and vehicle control systems, and outlines the system integration strategies necessary for design and safe operation of electric vehicles in practice. This comprehensive book serves as a guide to engineers and decision makers involved in electric vehicle development programs and assists them in finding the suitable electric powertrain solution for a given heavy-duty vehicle application.

The Science of Vehicle Dynamics - Handling, Braking, and Ride of Road and Race Cars (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018): Massimo Guiggiani The Science of Vehicle Dynamics - Handling, Braking, and Ride of Road and Race Cars (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018)
Massimo Guiggiani
R2,083 R1,899 Discovery Miles 18 990 Save R184 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This textbook covers handling and performance of both road and race cars. Mathematical models of vehicles are developed always paying attention to state the relevant assumptions and to provide explanations for each step. This innovative approach provides a deep, yet simple, analysis of the dynamics of vehicles. The reader will soon achieve a clear understanding of the subject, which will be of great help both in dealing with the challenges of designing and testing new vehicles and in tackling new research topics. The book deals with several relevant topics in vehicle dynamics that are not discussed elsewhere and this new edition includes thoroughly revised chapters, with new developments, and many worked exercises. Praise for the previous edition: Great book! It has changed drastically our approach on many topics. We are now using part of its theory on a daily basis to constantly improve ride and handling performances. --- Antonino Pizzuto, Head of Chassis Development Group at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center Astonishingly good! Everything is described in a very compelling and complete way. Some parts use a different approach than other books. --- Andrea Quintarelli, Automotive Engineer

High Speed Off-Road Vehicles - Suspensions, Tracks, Wheels and Dynamics (Hardcover): Bruce Maclaurin High Speed Off-Road Vehicles - Suspensions, Tracks, Wheels and Dynamics (Hardcover)
Bruce Maclaurin
R2,626 Discovery Miles 26 260 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

A concise reference that provides an overview of the design of high speed off-road vehicles High Speed Off-Road Vehicles is an excellent, in-depth review of vehicle performance in off-road conditions with a focus on key elements of the running gear systems of vehicles. In particular, elements such as suspension systems, wheels, tyres, and tracks are addressed in-depth. It is a well-written text that provides a pragmatic discussion of off-road vehicles from both a historical and analytical perspective. Some of the unique topics addressed in this book include link and flexible tracks, ride performance of tracked vehicles, and active and semi-active suspension systems for both armoured and unarmoured vehicles. The book provides spreadsheet-based analytic approaches to model these topic areas giving insight into steering, handling, and overall performance of both tracked and wheeled systems. The author further extends these analyses to soft soil scenarios and thoroughly addresses rollover situations. The text also provides some insight into more advanced articulated systems. High Speed Off-Road Vehicles: Suspensions, Tracks, Wheels and Dynamics provides valuable coverage of: Tracked and wheeled vehicles Suspension component design and characteristics, vehicle ride performance, link track component design and characteristics, flexible track, and testing of active suspension test vehicles General vehicle configurations for combat and logistic vehicles, suspension performance modelling and measurement, steering performance, and the effects of limited slip differentials on the soft soil traction and steering behavior of vehicles Written from a very practical perspective, and based on the author's extensive experience, High Speed Off-Road Vehicles provides an excellent introduction to off-road vehicles and will be a helpful reference text for those practicing design and analysis of such systems.

The Morris Minor (Paperback): Ray Newell The Morris Minor (Paperback)
Ray Newell
R210 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R30 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

The post war Morris Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis, was one of the most popular British Cars. 2008 will mark 60 years since the first production models rolled off the production lines at Cowley in Oxfordshire. In this celebratory publication Ray Newell looks in detail at the development of the wide range of models produced during a production run which spanned twenty two years in the UK. Using mainly contemporary materials spanning four decades he transports the reader back to an era when the pace of life was much slower and the marketing of the vehicles was considerably different to the slick advertising of today. Isogonics sketches of the prototype cars, sales brochures, promotional materials, and rare and unusual photographs make this a fascinating book.

Modelling, Simulation and Control of Two-Wheeled Vehicles (Hardcover): Mara Tanelli, Matteo Corno, Sergio Saveresi Modelling, Simulation and Control of Two-Wheeled Vehicles (Hardcover)
Mara Tanelli, Matteo Corno, Sergio Saveresi
R2,687 Discovery Miles 26 870 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Enhanced e-book includes videos Many books have been written on modelling, simulation and control of four-wheeled vehicles (cars, in particular). However, due to the very specific and different dynamics of two-wheeled vehicles, it is very difficult to reuse previous knowledge gained on cars for two-wheeled vehicles. Modelling, Simulation and Control of Two-Wheeled Vehicles presents all of the unique features of two-wheeled vehicles, comprehensively covering the main methods, tools and approaches to address the modelling, simulation and control design issues. With contributions from leading researchers, this book also offers a perspective on the future trends in the field, outlining the challenges and the industrial and academic development scenarios. Extensive reference to real-world problems and experimental tests is also included throughout. Key features: * The first book to cover all aspects of two-wheeled vehicle dynamics and control * Collates cutting-edge research from leading international researchers in the field * Covers motorcycle control a subject gaining more and more attention both from an academic and an industrial viewpoint * Covers modelling, simulation and control, areas that are integrated in two-wheeled vehicles, and therefore must be considered together in order to gain an insight into this very specific field of research * Presents analysis of experimental data and reports on the results obtained on instrumented vehicles. Modelling, Simulation and Control of Two-Wheeled Vehicles is a comprehensive reference for those in academia who are interested in the state of the art of two-wheeled vehicles, and is also a useful source of information for industrial practitioners.

Electric Powertrain - Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives for Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles (Hardcover):... Electric Powertrain - Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives for Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles (Hardcover)
John G. Hayes, G. Abas Goodarzi
R2,324 Discovery Miles 23 240 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

The why, what and how of the electric vehicle powertrain Empowers engineering professionals and students with the knowledge and skills required to engineer electric vehicle powertrain architectures, energy storage systems, power electronics converters and electric drives. The modern electric powertrain is relatively new for the automotive industry, and engineers are challenged with designing affordable, efficient and high-performance electric powertrains as the industry undergoes a technological evolution. Co-authored by two electric vehicle (EV) engineers with decades of experience designing and putting into production all of the powertrain technologies presented, this book provides readers with the hands-on knowledge, skills and expertise they need to rise to that challenge. This four-part practical guide provides a comprehensive review of battery, hybrid and fuel cell EV systems and the associated energy sources, power electronics, machines, and drives. The first part of the book begins with a historical overview of electromobility and the related environmental impacts motivating the development of the electric powertrain. Vehicular requirements for electromechanical propulsion are then presented. Battery electric vehicles (BEV), fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), and conventional and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) are then described, contrasted and compared for vehicle propulsion. The second part of the book features in-depth analysis of the electric powertrain traction machines, with a particular focus on the induction machine and the surface- and interior-permanent magnet ac machines. The brushed dc machine is also considered due to its ease of operation and understanding, and its historical place, especially as the traction machine on NASA's Mars rovers. The third part of the book features the theory and applications for the propulsion, charging, accessory, and auxiliary power electronics converters. Chapters are presented on isolated and non-isolated dc-dc converters, traction inverters, and battery charging. The fourth part presents the introductory and applied electromagnetism required as a foundation throughout the book. - Introduces and holistically integrates the key EV powertrain technologies. - Provides a comprehensive overview of existing and emerging automotive solutions. - Provides experience-based expertise for vehicular and powertrain system and sub-system level study, design, and optimization. - Presents many examples of powertrain technologies from leading manufacturers. - Discusses the dc traction machines of the Mars rovers, the ultimate EVs from NASA. - Investigates the environmental motivating factors and impacts of electromobility. - Presents a structured university teaching stream from introductory undergraduate to postgraduate. - Includes real-world problems and assignments of use to design engineers, researchers, and students alike. - Features a companion website with numerous references, problems, solutions, and practical assignments. - Includes introductory material throughout the book for the general scientific reader. - Contains essential reading for government regulators and policy makers. Electric Powertrain: Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives for Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles is an important professional resource for practitioners and researchers in the battery, hybrid, and fuel cell EV transportation industry. The book is a structured holistic textbook for the teaching of the fundamental theories and applications of energy sources, power electronics, and electric machines and drives to engineering undergraduate and postgraduate students. Textbook Structure and Suggested Teaching Curriculum This is primarily an engineering textbook covering the automotive powertrain, energy storage and energy conversion, power electronics, and electrical machines. A significant additional focus is placed on the engineering design, the energy for transportation, and the related environmental impacts. This textbook is an educational tool for practicing engineers and others, such as transportation policy planners and regulators. The modern automobile is used as the vehicle upon which to base the theory and applications, which makes the book a useful educational reference for our industry colleagues, from chemists to engineers. This material is also written to be of interest to the general reader, who may have little or no interest in the power electronics and machines. Introductory science, mathematics, and an inquiring mind suffice for some chapters. The general reader can read the introduction to each of the chapters and move to the next as soon as the material gets too advanced for him or her. Part I Vehicles and Energy Sources Chapter 1 Electromobility and the Environment Chapter 2 Vehicle Dynamics Chapter 3 Batteries Chapter 4 Fuel Cells Chapter 5 Conventional and Hybrid Powertrains Part II Electrical Machines Chapter 6 Introduction to Traction Machines Chapter 7 The Brushed DC Machine Chapter 8 Induction Machines Chapter 9 Surface-permanent-magnet AC Machines Chapter 10: Interior-permanent-magnet AC Machines Part III Power Electronics Chapter 11 DC-DC Converters Chapter 12 Isolated DC-DC Converters Chapter 13 Traction Drives and Three-phase Inverters Chapter 14 Battery Charging Chapter 15 Control of the Electric Drive Part IV Basics Chapter 16 Introduction to Electromagnetism, Ferromagnetism, and Electromechanical Energy Conversion The first third of the book (Chapters 1 to 6), plus parts of Chapters 14 and 16, can be taught to the general science or engineering student in the second or third year. It covers the introductory automotive material using basic concepts from mechanical, electrical, environmental, and electrochemical engineering. Chapter 14 on electrical charging and Chapter 16 on electromagnetism can also be used as a general introduction to electrical engineering. The basics of electromagnetism, ferromagnetism and electromechanical energy conversion (Chapter 16) and dc machines (Chapter 7) can be taught to second year (sophomore) engineering students who have completed introductory electrical circuits and physics. The third year (junior) students typically have covered ac circuit analysis, and so they can cover ac machines, such as the induction machine (Chapter 8) and the surface permanent-magnet ac machine (Chapter 9). As the students typically have studied control theory, they can investigate the control of the speed and torque loops of the motor drive (Chapter 15). Power electronics, featuring non-isolated buck and boost converters (Chapter 11), can also be introduced in the third year. The final-year (senior) students can then go on to cover the more advanced technologies of the interior-permanent-magnet ac machine (Chapter 10). Isolated power converters (Chapter 12), such as the full-bridge and resonant converters, inverters (Chapter 13), and power-factor-corrected battery chargers (Chapter 14), are covered in the power electronics section. This material can also be covered at the introductory postgraduate level. Various homework, simulation, and research exercises are presented throughout the textbook. The reader is encouraged to attempt these exercises as part of the learning experience. Instructors are encouraged to contact the author, John Hayes, direct to discuss course content or structure.

Fundamentals of Tractor Design (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Karl Theodor Renius Fundamentals of Tractor Design (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Karl Theodor Renius
R1,579 Discovery Miles 15 790 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This textbook offers a comprehensive review of tractor design fundamentals. Discussing more than hundred problems and including about six hundred international references, it offers a unique resource to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and also practical engineers, managers, test engineers, consultants and even old-timer fans. Tractors are the most important pieces of agricultural mechanization, hence a key factor of feeding the world. In order to address the educational needs of both less and more developed countries, the author included fundamentals of simple but proved designs for tractors with moderate technical levels, along with extensive information concerning modern, premium tractors. The broad technical content has been structured according to five technology levels, addressing all components. Relevant ISO standards are considered in all chapters. The book covers historical highlights, tractor project management (including cost management), traction mechanics, tires (including inflation control), belt ground drives, and ride dynamics. Further topics are: chassis design, diesel engines (with emission limits and installation instructions), all important types of transmissions, topics in machine element design, and human factors (health, safety, comfort). Moreover, the content covers tractor-implement management systems, in particular ISOBUS automation and hydraulic systems. Cumulative damage fundamentals and tractor load spectra are described and implemented for dimensioning and design verification. Fundamentals of energy efficiency are discussed for single tractor components and solutions to reduce the tractor CO2 footprint are suggested.

Robust Optimization - World's Best Practices for Developing Winning Vehicles (Hardcover): Subir Chowdhury, Shin Taguchi Robust Optimization - World's Best Practices for Developing Winning Vehicles (Hardcover)
Subir Chowdhury, Shin Taguchi
R948 Discovery Miles 9 480 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Robust Optimization is a method to improve robustness using low-cost variations of a single, conceptual design. The benefits of Robust Optimization include faster product development cycles; faster launch cycles; fewer manufacturing problems; fewer field problems; lower-cost, higher performing products and processes; and lower warranty costs. All these benefits can be realized if engineering and product development leadership of automotive and manufacturing organizations leverage the power of using Robust Optimization as a competitive weapon. Written by world renowned authors, Robust Optimization: World s Best Practices for Developing Winning Vehicles, is a ground breaking book whichintroduces the technical management strategy of Robust Optimization. The authors discuss what the strategy entails, 8 steps for Robust Optimization and Robust Assessment, and how to lead it in a technical organization with an implementation strategy. Robust Optimization is defined and it is demonstrated how the techniques can be applied to manufacturing organizations, especially those with automotive industry applications, so that Robust Optimization creates the flexibility that minimizes product development cost, reduces product time-to-market, and increases overall productivity. Key features: * Presents best practices from around the globe on Robust Optimization that can be applied in any manufacturing and automotive organization in the world * Includes 19 successfully implemented best case studies from automotive original equipment manufacturers and suppliers * Provides manufacturing industries with proven techniques to become more competitive in the global market * Provides clarity concerning the common misinterpretations on Robust Optimization Robust Optimization: World s Best Practices for Developing Winning Vehicles is a must-have book for engineers and managers who are working on design, product, manufacturing, mechanical, electrical, process, quality area; all levels of management especially in product development area, research and development personnel and consultants. It also serves as an excellent reference for students and teachers in engineering.

Bio-inspired Computation in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014): Haibin Duan,... Bio-inspired Computation in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014)
Haibin Duan, Pei Li
R3,760 Discovery Miles 37 600 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Bio-inspired Computation in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles focuses on the aspects of path planning, formation control, heterogeneous cooperative control and vision-based surveillance and navigation in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from the perspective of bio-inspired computation. It helps readers to gain a comprehensive understanding of control-related problems in UAVs, presenting the latest advances in bio-inspired computation. By combining bio-inspired computation and UAV control problems, key questions are explored in depth, and each piece is content-rich while remaining accessible. With abundant illustrations of simulation work, this book links theory, algorithms and implementation procedures, demonstrating the simulation results with graphics that are intuitive without sacrificing academic rigor. Further, it pays due attention to both the conceptual framework and the implementation procedures. The book offers a valuable resource for scientists, researchers and graduate students in the field of Control, Aerospace Technology and Astronautics, especially those interested in artificial intelligence and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Professor Haibin Duan and Dr. Pei Li, both work at Beihang University (formerly Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, BUAA). Prof Duan's academic website is: http://hbduan.buaa.edu.cn

The V12 Engine (Hardcover): Karl E Ludvigsen The V12 Engine (Hardcover)
Karl E Ludvigsen
R1,912 R1,726 Discovery Miles 17 260 Save R186 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days
Austin Healey 100 and 100/6 Gold Portfolio, 1952-1959 - A Collection of Road Tests, Model Introductions and Driving... Austin Healey 100 and 100/6 Gold Portfolio, 1952-1959 - A Collection of Road Tests, Model Introductions and Driving Impressions. Also Covers Record Breaking and Buying Today. Models: 100, 100/4, 100/6, 100/S, 100/M and Mille Miglia (Paperback)
R.M. Clarke
R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Donald Healey began building cars in 1946 and at the 1952 Motor Show he exhibited the prototype Healey 100. Because an A90 engine was used BMC decided to incorporate the model and by the spring of 1953 it became the Austin-Healey 100. In the following six years more than 29,000 were build. A four-speed gearbox came in 1955 and a six-cylinder engine in 1956. The 100/6 was a little larger and allowed for 2+2 seating. Production of a pure two-seater returned in 1958. The rarest of the models are the 100S of 1955 and the 100M of 1955-6, both being tuned versions. This book is a collection of road tests, model introductions, specification and technical data, and driving impressions. Also covers the record breaking and buying an Austin-Healey today. Models covered are 100, 100/4, 100/6, 100/S, 100/M, Mille Miglia.

Alternative Powertrains and Extensions to the Conventional Powertrain (Paperback, 1st ed. 2021): Michael Hilgers, Wilfried... Alternative Powertrains and Extensions to the Conventional Powertrain (Paperback, 1st ed. 2021)
Michael Hilgers, Wilfried Achenbach
R1,352 Discovery Miles 13 520 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The aim of this work, consisting of 9 individual, self-contained booklets, is to describe commercial vehicle technology in a way that is clear, concise and illustrative. Compact and easy to understand, it provides an overview of the technology that goes into modern commercial vehicles. Starting from the customer's fundamental requirements, the characteristics and systems that define the design of the vehicles are presented knowledgeably in a series of articles, each of which can be read and studied on their own. This volume, "Alternative Powertrains and Supplements to the Conventional Powertrain", introduces alternatives and additions to the conventional powertrain of the commercial vehicle. The wide range of options is presented so as to be clearly understandable for those learning and working with them in a practical environment. Hybrid vehicles, electric powertrains and alternative fuels are discussed.

Road Vehicle Dynamics - Fundamentals and Modeling with MATLAB (R) (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Georg Rill, Abel Arrieta Castro Road Vehicle Dynamics - Fundamentals and Modeling with MATLAB (R) (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Georg Rill, Abel Arrieta Castro
R1,145 Discovery Miles 11 450 Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Road Vehicle Dynamics: Fundamentals and Modeling with MATLAB (R), Second Edition combines coverage of vehicle dynamics concepts with MATLAB v9.4 programming routines and results, along with examples and numerous chapter exercises. Improved and updated, the revised text offers new coverage of active safety systems, rear wheel steering, race car suspension systems, airsprings, four-wheel drive, mechatronics, and other topics. Based on the lead author's extensive lectures, classes, and research activities, this unique text provides readers with insights into the computer-based modeling of automobiles and other ground vehicles. Instructor resources, including problem solutions, are available from the publisher.

The Complete Official Triumph TR6 & TR250 - 1967-1976: Includes Driver's Handbook and Workshop Manual (Hardcover): British... The Complete Official Triumph TR6 & TR250 - 1967-1976: Includes Driver's Handbook and Workshop Manual (Hardcover)
British Leyland Motors
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