Vehicle Dynamics

Vehicle Dynamics

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Growing worldwide populations increasingly require faster, safer, and more efficient transportation systems. These needs have led to a renewed interest in high-speed guided ground transportation technology, inspired considerable research, and instigated the development of better analytical and experimental tools. A very significant body of knowledge currently exists, but has primarily remained scattered throughout the literature. Vehicle Dynamics consolidates information from a wide spectrum of sources in the area of guided ground transportation. Each chapter provides a concise, thorough statement of the fundamental theory, followed by illustrative worked examples and exercises. The author also includes a variety of unsolved problems designed to amplify and extend the theory and provide problem-solving experience. The subject of guided ground transportation is vast, but this book brings together the core topics, providing in-depth treatments of topics ranging from system classification, analysis, and response to lading dynamics and rail, air cushion, and maglev systems. In doing so, Vehicle Dynamics offers a singular opportunity for readers to build the solid background needed for solving practical vehicle dynamics problems or pursuing more advanced or specialized studies.Proceedings of the first International Conference on Vehicle Dynamics, Swets aamp; Zeitlinger, 1969. 82. ... Anon, Manual of Standards and Recommended Practices, AAR Operation and Maintenance Department, Chicago, 1985. ... M-1001, Association of American Railroads, Chicago, 1988. ... A Generalized Truck Wheel Wear Predictor- Extensions from FAST, The Economics and Performance of Freight Caranbsp;...

Title:Vehicle Dynamics
Author:Rao V. Dukkipati
Publisher:CRC Press - 2000


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