Vehicle Suspension System Technology and Design (Synthesis Lectures on Advances in Automotive Technology) (Paperback)
The purpose of this book is to cover essential aspects of vehicle suspension systems and provide an easy approach for their analysis and design. It is intended specifically for undergraduate students and anyone with an interest in design and analysis of suspension systems. In order to simplify the understanding of more difficult concepts, the book uses a step-by-step approach along with pictures, graphs and examples.
The book begins with the introduction of the role of suspensions in cars and a description of their main components. The types of suspensions are discussed and their differences reviewed. The mechanisms or geometries of different suspension systems are introduced and the tools for their analysis are discussed. In addition, vehicle vibration is reviewed in detail and models are developed to study vehicle ride comfort.