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.
- 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
Keywords: Automotive Engineering, automotive engineering, vehicle powertrain concepts, IC engine, longitudinal vehicle dynamics, transmissions, fuel economy, driveline dynamics, traction control systems, hybrid systems, vehicle design constraints, automotive industry, mechanical engineering