Light and Heavy Vehicle Technology

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Routledge, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 671 pages
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Light and Heavy Vehicle Technology, Fourth Edition, provides a complete text and reference to the design, construction and operation of the many and varied components of modern motor vehicles, including the knowledge needed to service and repair them. This book provides incomparable coverage of both cars and heavier vehicles, featuring over 1000 illustrations.

This new edition has been brought fully up to date with modern practices and designs, whilst maintaining the information needed to deal with older vehicles. Two entirely new sections of the book provide a topical introduction to alternative power sources and fuels, and battery-electric, hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles. More information on the latest developments in fuel injection, diesel engines and transmissions has also been added. An expanded list of technical abbreviations now contains over 200 entries - a useful resource for professional technicians in their day-to-day work.

This book is an essential textbook for all students of automotive engineering, particularly on IMI / C&G 4000 series and BTEC courses and provides all the underpinning knowledge required for NVQs to level 3. By bridging the gap between basic and more advanced treatments of the subject, it also acts as a useful source of information for experienced technicians and technically minded motorists, and will help them to improve their knowledge and skills.
  

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Contents

1 The reciprocating piston petrol engine
1
2 The diesel engine
71
3 Combustion chambers and processes
86
4 Engine lubrication
100
5 Engine cooling vehicle heating and air conditioning
124
6 Carburation and fuel injection
156
7 Intake and exhaust systems
183
8 Diesel fuel injection systems
193
18 Overdrive gears
371
19 Drive lines
379
20 Final drives and rear axles
403
21 Fourwheeldrive systems
431
22 Tyres road wheels and hubs
442
23 Suspension systems
461
24 Manual steering
496
25 Powerassisted steering
521

9 Forced induction
223
10 Ignition and starter systems
232
11 Engine emission control
255
12 Rotary piston engine
261
13 Friction clutches
265
14 Layshaft gearboxes
288
15 Fluid couplings and torque converters
317
16 Epicyclic gearboxes
326
17 Semiautomatic and automatic transmissions
340
26 Fourwheelsteering systems
543
27 Hydraulic brake systems
552
28 Air and endurance brake systems
591
29 Antilock brakes and traction control
614
30 Vehicle structure and aerodynamics
625
31 Alternative power sources and fuels
652
32 Batteryelectric hybrid and fuelcell vehicles
655
Index
661
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