Theory of Ground Vehicles
4th Revised edition
By (author) J. Y. Wong
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Theory of Ground Vehicles by J. Y. Wong
Book DescriptionTechnology/Engineering/Automotive Engineering for advancing ground vehicle mobility A standard text and reference for both the educational and professional communities, Theory of Ground Vehicles gives aspiring and practicing engineers a fundamental understanding of the critical factors affecting the performance, handling, and ride essential to the development and design of ground vehicles. In view of the growing concerns over environmental impact, energy efficiency, and safety, this new Fourth Edition has been revised and expanded to address these issues and other developments in the field. Retaining the contents and format of previous editions, the Fourth Edition introduces new material to reflect recent advances in ground transportation technology, including: * Computer-aided methods for design and performance evaluation of off-road vehicles and their practical applications * Emissions and fuel economy * Hybrid electric drives and fuel cells and their operating principles * Selection of vehicle configurations for off-road operations * Road vehicle stability control * ISO 2631-1:1997 and its applications to evaluating vehicle ride characteristics As in previous editions, this book focuses on applying engineering principles to the analysis of vehicle behavior. A large number of practical examples and problems are included throughout to help readers bridge the gap between theory and practice. With its broad coverage and pedagogical aids, Theory of Ground Vehicles, Fourth Edition remains the text of choice for students, engineers, and researchers wishing to master and apply basic theory to solve real-world, road and off-road vehicle mobility problems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470170380
(239mm x 157mm x 35mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. Y. Wong
Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering, Hardback (October 2009)
Suitable for professional engineers or automotive engineering students working on off-road vehicles, this work provides an introduction to terramechanics, the mechanics of vehicle/terrain interaction. It covers the principles of off-road vehicle and terrain engineering, that include SUVs, tractors and agricultural vehicles and military vehicles.
Yeh Ming-Ch'en, Paperback (December 2008)
This important work will be studied with interest by historians of both China and England and of Anglo-Chinese relations.
Deadly Dreams, Paperback (November 2002)» View all books by J. Y. Wong
Wong argues that the opium trade played a large causative role in the Anglo-Chinese Arrow War.
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Author Biography - J. Y. Wong
J. Y. Wong, PhD, DSc, is Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Internationally recognized in the field of road and off-road vehicle dynamics, he is also the author of Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicles and is a member of the editorial boards of a number of international journals. He has received numerous awards from learned societies for his research accomplishments.
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