Vehicle Powertrain Systems by Behrooz M and David C
Vehicle Powertrain Systems – The powertrain is at the heart of vehicle design; the engine – whether it is a conventional, hybrid or electric design – provides the motive power, which is then managed and controlled through the transmission and final drive components. The overall powertrain system therefore defines the dynamic performance and character of the vehicle.
The design of the powertrain has conventionally been tackled by analyzing each of the subsystems individually and the individual components, for example, engine, transmission and driveline have received considerable attention in textbooks over the past decades. The key theme of this book is to take a systems approach – to look at the integration of the components so that the whole powertrain system meets the demands of overall energy efficiency and good drivability.
Vehicle Powertrain Systems provides a thorough description and analysis of all the powertrain components and then treats them together so that the overall performance of the vehicle can be understood and calculated. The text is well supported by practical problems and worked examples. Extensive use is made of the MATLAB(R) software and many example programmes for vehicle calculations are provided in the text.
Key features: Vehicle Powertrain Systems
- Structured approach to explaining the fundamentals of powertrain engineering
- Integration of powertrain components into overall vehicle design
- Emphasis on practical vehicle design issues
- Extensive use of practical problems and worked examples
- Provision of MATLAB(R) programmes for the reader to use in vehicle performance calculations
This comprehensive and integrated analysis of vehicle powertrain engineering provides an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate automotive engineering students and is a useful reference for practicing engineers in the vehicle industry
About the Author
Behrooz Mashadi, Iran University of Science and Technology
Dr Behrooz Mashhadi is an assistant professor in the Department of Automotive Engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology. His areas of expertise are vehicle powertrain systems and vehicle dynamics and control, and he has published widely in these fields in international research journals and conference publications.
David A Crolla, University of Sunderland
David Crolla’s activities are concentrated on engineering consultancy work, in particular specialised short courses and expert witness cases in automotive engineering. He also retains strong academic links with the Universities of Leeds, Cranfield and Sunderland. His specialism is in vehicle dynamics and control, and he has authored over 200 journal and conference papers in this subject area with particular topics of interest covering the ride, handling, safety, stability and braking of vehicles. He has worked extensively with industrial partners and applications have included passenger cars, land speed record vehicles, racing cars, SUVs, off-road vehicles and commercial vehicles.
He is an Emeritus Professor of Automotive Engineering at the University of Leeds, and visiting Professor at the University of Sunderland. He is series editor for a textbook series on Automotive Engineering for Elsevier.