An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design

9.1 Introduction It is essential that the ergonomics input to a vehicle or a product takes place throughout the design process but nowhere is it more important than at the concept and early development stages of design.

An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design

'An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design' provides a thorough introduction to the many aspects of passenger car design in one volume. Starting with basic principles, the author builds up analysis procedures for all major aspects of vehicle and component design. Subjects of current interest to the motor industry, such as failure prevention, designing with modern materials, ergonomics and control systems are covered in detail, and the author concludes with a discussion on the future trends in automobile design. With contributions from both academics lecturing in motor vehicle engineering and those working in the industry, "An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design" provides students with an excellent overview and background in the design of vehicles before they move on to specialised areas. Filling the niche between the more descriptive low level books and books which focus on specific areas of the design process, this unique volume is essential for all students of automotive engineering. Only book to cover the broad range of topics for automobile design and analysis procedures Each topic written by an expert with many years experience of the automotive industry

Proceedings of the National Symposium on Winds for Aerospace Vehicle Design

A vehicle should be designed from both a structural and control standpoint to withstand the more severe wind conditions that ... One of the first groups to suggest wind design criteria for vertically rising vehicles was the Air Force ...

Proceedings of the National Symposium on Winds for Aerospace Vehicle Design


Human Factors for Naval Marine Vehicle Design and Operation

Today, many technical aspects of marine vehicle design can be modeled to at least some extent. In particular, sophisticated computer modeling capabilities exist for the design and analysis of structure, hullform, stability, ship motions ...

Human Factors for Naval Marine Vehicle Design and Operation

There is a driving need for naval professionals to focus on human factors issues. The number of maritime accidents is increasing and the chief cause is human error, both by the designer and the operator. Decreasing crew size, lack of experienced operators, operations in higher sea states and fatigue worsen the situation. Automation can be a partial solution, but flawed automated systems actually contribute to accidents at sea. Up to now, there has been no overarching resource available to naval marine vehicle designers and human factors professionals which bridges the gap between the human and the machine in this context. Designers understand the marine vehicle; human factors professionals understand how a particular environment affects people. Yet neither has a practical understanding of the other's field, and thus communicating requirements and solutions is difficult. This book integrates knowledge from numerous sources as well as the advice of a panel of eight recognized experts in the fields of related research, development and operation. The result is a reference that bridges the communications gap, and stands to help enhance the design and operation of all naval marine vehicles.

Low Life Cycle Cost Paratransit Vehicle Design Study

3.1 Selection of Vehicle , System , and Component Designs During this task decisions were made in each category of the tradeoff study flowchart ( Figure 2-2 ) . A. Drive Layout One on the major decisions that had to be made was what the ...

Low Life Cycle Cost Paratransit Vehicle Design Study


A Statistical Model for Synthetic Wind Profiles for Aerospace Vehicle Design and Launching Criteria

This is especially important for space systems for which there may be a very limited number of launches of a particular vehicle configuration , and performance may be increased by designing to the particular conditions applying to these ...

A Statistical Model for Synthetic Wind Profiles for Aerospace Vehicle Design and Launching Criteria


International Journal of Vehicle Design

The Journal of the International Association for Vehicle Design. International Journal of Alternative Propulsion (MAP) Website: www.inderscience.com ISSN (Print): l47l-0234 ISSN (Online): l74l-80ll Special Issue on 'Hydrogen Energy in ...

International Journal of Vehicle Design


Orbit launched Nuclear Vehicle Design and Performance Evaluation Procedure for Escape and Planetary Missions

ORBIT -LAUNCHED NUCLEAR VEHICLE DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION PROCEDURE FOR ESCAPE AND PLANETARY MISSIONS. Ronald J. Harris and Robert E. Austin. June 1963. ix, 66p. OTS price, $2.00. (NASA TECHNICAL NOTE D-1570) A comprehensive ...

Orbit launched Nuclear Vehicle Design and Performance Evaluation Procedure for Escape and Planetary Missions


Design and Simulation of Rail Vehicles

Keep Up with Advancements in the Field of Rail Vehicle Design A thorough understanding of the issues that affect dynamic performance, as well as more inventive methods for controlling rail vehicle dynamics, is needed to meet the demands ...

Design and Simulation of Rail Vehicles

Keep Up with Advancements in the Field of Rail Vehicle Design A thorough understanding of the issues that affect dynamic performance, as well as more inventive methods for controlling rail vehicle dynamics, is needed to meet the demands for safer rail vehicles with higher speed and loads. Design and Simulation of Rail Vehicles examines the field of rail vehicle design, maintenance, and modification, as well as performance issues related to these types of vehicles. This text analyzes rail vehicle design issues and dynamic responses, describes the design and features of rail vehicles, and introduces methods that address the operational conditions of this complex system. Progresses from Basic Concepts and Terminology to Detailed Explanations and Techniques Focused on both non-powered and powered rail vehicles—freight and passenger rolling stock, locomotives, and self-powered vehicles used for public transport—this book introduces the problems involved in designing and modeling all types of rail vehicles. It explores the applications of vehicle dynamics, train operations, and track infrastructure maintenance. It introduces the fundamentals of locomotive design, multibody dynamics, and longitudinal train dynamics, and discusses co-simulation techniques. It also highlights recent advances in rail vehicle design, and contains applicable standards and acceptance tests from around the world. • Includes multidisciplinary simulation approaches • Contains an understanding of rail vehicle design and simulation techniques • Establishes the connection between theory and many simulation examples • Presents simple to advanced rail vehicle design and simulation methodologies Design and Simulation of Rail Vehicles serves as an introductory text for graduate or senior undergraduate students, and as a reference for practicing engineers and researchers investigating performance issues related to these types of vehicles.

Ergonomics in the Automotive Design Process

... 92, 96–98f Sun visor design issues, 113 Surrogate reference task (SURT), 247 Switches, pleasing operational feel of, 182 Symbolic/pictorial graphics, 83–84 SYNC, 282 Systems engineering “V” model of vehicle design process, ...

Ergonomics in the Automotive Design Process

The auto industry is facing tough competition and severe economic constraints. Their products need to be designed "right the first time" with the right combinations of features that not only satisfy the customers but continually please and delight them by providing increased functionality, comfort, convenience, safety, and craftsmanship. Based on the author's forty plus years of experience as a human factors researcher, engineer, manager, and teacher who has conducted numerous studies and analyses, Ergonomics in the Automotive Design Process covers the entire range of ergonomics issues involved in designing a car or truck and provides evaluation techniques to avoid costly mistakes and assure high customer satisfaction. The book begins with the definitions and goals of ergonomics, historic background, and ergonomics approaches. It covers human characteristics, capabilities, and limitations considered in vehicle design in key areas such as anthropometry, biomechanics, and human information processing. It then examines how the driver and the occupants are positioned in the vehicle space and how package drawings and/or computer-aided design models are created from key vehicle dimensions used in the automobile industry. The author describes design tools used in the industry for occupant packaging, driver vision, and applications of other psychophysical methods. He covers important driver information processing concepts and models and driver error categories to understand key considerations and principles used in designing controls, displays, and their usages, including current issues related to driver workload and driver distractions. The author has included only the topics and materials that he found to be useful in designing car and truck products and concentrated on the ergonomic issues generally discussed in the automotive design studios and product development teams. He distills the information needed to be a member of an automotive product development team and create an ergonomically superior vehicle.

Preliminary Power Train Design for a State of the art Electric Vehicle

Programs to improve batteries , vehicle designs and propulsion system components are underway . There is a rather voluminous literature on electric vehicles ( see the Bibliography ) and much of this information was reviewed in the ...

Preliminary Power Train Design for a State of the art Electric Vehicle


Design Development and Testing of Calspan Chrysler Research Safety Vehicle

Such an approach is also consistent with the general evolutionary nature of the worldwide automotive industry ( i.e. , cars carry over many components from previous designs ) . We do ot view this effort as one of substantially extending ...

Design  Development and Testing of Calspan Chrysler Research Safety Vehicle


Performance Evaluation and Design of Flight Vehicle Control Systems

9 Flight Control Design 245 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 LQR State-Feedback Control, 246 H-Infinity State-Feedback Control, ... 249 Control Design Examples, 251 Control Design for a Reentry Vehicle, 251 9.5.1 Early Reentry Phase, ...

Performance Evaluation and Design of Flight Vehicle Control Systems

The purpose of this book is to assist analysts, engineers, and students toward developing dynamic models, and analyzing the control of flight vehicles with various blended features comprising aircraft, launch vehicles, reentry vehicles, missiles and aircraft. Graphical methods for analysing vehicle performance Methods for trimming deflections of a vehicle that has multiple types of effectors Presents a parameters used for speedily evaluating the performance, stability, and controllability of a new flight vehicle concept along a trajectory or with fixed flight conditions

An Act to Promote Competition Among Motor Vehicle Manufacturers in the Design and Production of Safe Motor Vehicles Having Greater Resistance to Damage and for Other Purposes

census information ) to demonstrate the feasibility of commercial application , including safety of specific vehicle design , of using alternative fuels for urban buses and other motor vehicles used for mass transit .

An Act to Promote Competition Among Motor Vehicle Manufacturers in the Design and Production of Safe Motor Vehicles Having Greater Resistance to Damage  and for Other Purposes


Theory Design and Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Propulsion system requirements for autonomous vehicles will be more stringent compared to those for small- and ... autonomous vehicles, however the type of propulsion system is strictly dependent on the current autonomous vehicle design ...

Theory  Design  and Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

This book provides a complete overview of the theory, design, and applications of unmanned aerial vehicles. It covers the basics, including definitions, attributes, manned vs. unmanned, design considerations, life cycle costs, architecture, components, air vehicle, payload, communications, data link, and ground control stations. Chapters cover types and civilian roles, sensors and characteristics, alternative power, communications and data links, conceptual design, human machine interface, sense and avoid systems, civil airspace issues and integration efforts, navigation, autonomous control, swarming, and future capabilities.

Design and Analysis of Composite Structures for Automotive Applications

The twist stiffness of the car body is a significant parameter of the vehicle design. It expresses resistance to torque that a body has when an axial twist moment is applied, see Chapter 6 in Heising et al. (2011).

Design and Analysis of Composite Structures for Automotive Applications

A design reference for engineers developing composite components for automotive chassis, suspension, and drivetrain applications This book provides a theoretical background for the development of elements of car suspensions. It begins with a description of the elastic-kinematics of the vehicle and closed form solutions for the vertical and lateral dynamics. It evaluates the vertical, lateral, and roll stiffness of the vehicle, and explains the necessity of the modelling of the vehicle stiffness. The composite materials for the suspension and powertrain design are discussed and their mechanical properties are provided. The book also looks at the basic principles for the design optimization using composite materials and mass reduction principles. Additionally, references and conclusions are presented in each chapter. Design and Analysis of Composite Structures for Automotive Applications: Chassis and Drivetrain offers complete coverage of chassis components made of composite materials and covers elastokinematics and component compliances of vehicles. It looks at parts made of composite materials such as stabilizer bars, wheels, half-axes, springs, and semi-trail axles. The book also provides information on leaf spring assembly for motor vehicles and motor vehicle springs comprising composite materials. Covers the basic principles for the design optimization using composite materials and mass reduction principles Evaluates the vertical, lateral, and roll stiffness of the vehicle, and explains the modelling of the vehicle stiffness Discusses the composite materials for the suspension and powertrain design Features closed form solutions of problems for car dynamics explained in details and illustrated pictorially Design and Analysis of Composite Structures for Automotive Applications: Chassis and Drivetrain is recommended primarily for engineers dealing with suspension design and development, and those who graduated from automotive or mechanical engineering courses in technical high school, or in other higher engineering schools.

Speed Read Car Design

The History, Principles and Concepts Behind Modern Car Design Tony Lewin. WHEELS TINY WHEEL DISASTERS British Leyland's 1980 Metro, which launched to replace the Mini, hit the market with skinny, narrow-set wheels that gave it a ...

Speed Read Car Design

This beautifully designed and illustrated essential guide to car design from Motorbooks' Speed Read series traces the inspirations of the first car designers and tracks the craft, the art, and the science that have propelled successive generations of designers and shaped the contours of the vehicles we see all around us. Never before has the car-buying public been more aware of how a car's design fits into their everyday lives and what it communicates about the driver behind the wheel. Like all design, car design is complex subject. Every part of a car represents myriad decisions by the design team ruled by engineering, aesthetics, human interface, and emotion. Speed Read Car Design helps the you understand the hows and whys of that design process, offering an engaging review of history, theory, key concepts, and key designers. It’s a book for car enthusiasts, design fans, and anyone with a desire to better understand why our wheeled world looks the way it does. In sections divided by topic, you'll explore the birth of car design, how it evolved over the last century, successes and failures in innovation, the elements that make up a car's style, the engineering behind the design, the creative process and design fads, and finally the road ahead in car design. Each section ends with a glossary of related terms, and informational sidebars provide fun facts, historical tidbits, and mini-bios of key people in car design. Sleek illustrations of the cars give clear design examples throughout. With Motorbooks’ Speed Read series, become an instant expert in a range of fast-moving subjects, from Formula 1 racing to the Tour de France. Accessible language, compartmentalized sections, fact-filled sidebars, glossaries of key terms, and event timelines deliver quick access to insider knowledge. Their brightly colored covers, modern design, pop art–inspired illustrations, and handy size make them perfect on-the-go reads.

Materials Design and Manufacturing for Lightweight Vehicles

P.K. Mallick University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, United States 10.1 Introduction Lightweight design of vehicles can be achieved in many different ways that include material substitution, gage thickness reduction, ...

Materials  Design and Manufacturing for Lightweight Vehicles

Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Lightweight Vehicles, Second Edition, features the requirements for processing each material type, explains the manufacture of different categories of components, and analyzes different component joining techniques. The properties of all materials, metals, polymers and composites currently used are included along with how each one influences structural design. The new edition also contains refinements to manufacturing processes in particular hot stamping of boron steel and aluminum alloy, and new chapters on designing lightweight automotive structures & lightweight materials for powertrains and electric vehicles. With its distinguished editor and renowned team of contributors, this is a standard reference for practicing engineers involved in the design and material selection for motor vehicle bodies and components as well as material scientists, environmental scientists, policy makers, car companies and automotive component manufacturers. Fully updated including emphasis on optimized production methods for steels, aluminum alloys, polymers and polymer composite Covers aspects related to the production of environmentally acceptable leading-edge automobiles Explores the manufacturing process for light alloys including metal forming processes for automotive applications as well as new developments in steel technology that are making advanced high strength steels more attractive for lightweight vehicles