Chassis Handbook

Chassis Handbook

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Despite the assistance provided by electronic control systems, the latest generation of passenger car chassis still relies heavily on conventional chassis elements. This book examines these conventional elements and their interactions with mechatronic systems within the context of driving dynamics. Chassis fundamentals and design are described in the initial chapters, followed by a practical examination of driving dynamics and detailed descriptions and explanations of modern chassis components. A separate section is devoted to axles and the processes used during axle development. This first English edition features a number of improvements over the latest German edition, including revised illustrations and several updates in the text and list of references.3-126: Diagram illustrating the principle of a variable-rate active ... the first high- volume application of a dual pinion drive steering system in 2003 for all Golf- platform vehicles (VW/Audi/Seat/ Skoda). ... Starting in 2005, this steering system is also used in the new VW Passat, which denotes the upper limit of its practicality .

Title:Chassis Handbook
Author:Bernd Heißing, Metin Ersoy
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-11-09


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