Light and Heavy Vehicle Technology

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Elsevier, Mar 17, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 514 pages
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Light and Heavy Vehicle Technology, Third Edition covers the essential technology requirements of the City and Guilds Motor Vehicle Craft Studies (381) Part 2, for both light and heavy vehicles.
The book discusses the reciprocating piston petrol and diesel engines with regard to their operating principles and combustion chambers and processes. The book also apprises vehicle heating and the importance of engine lubrication and cooling. Numerous examples of vehicle maintenance procedure and of diagnosing vehicle misbehavior in service are also considered. The book covers the different vehicle systems including intake and exhaust, diesel fuel injection, ignition, automatic transmission control, suspension, hydraulic brake, and electrical systems. The vehicle structure, manual and power-assisted steering, tires, road wheels and hubs, layshaft and epicyclic gearboxes, and fluid couplings and torque converters are also discussed.
Students of mechanics and mechanical engineering studies will find this book invaluable.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The reciprocating piston petrol engine
1
Chapter 2 The diesel engine
57
Chapter 3 Combustion chambers and processes
69
Chapter 4 Engine lubrication
80
Chapter 5 Engine cooling and vehicle heating
99
Chapter 6 Carburation and fuel injection
118
Chapter 7 Intake and exhaust systems
141
Chapter 8 Diesel fuel injection systems
149
Chapter 16 Epicyclic gearboxes
261
Chapter 17 Automatic transmission control systems
271
Chapter 18 Overdrive gears
282
Chapter 19 Drive lines
288
Chapter 20 Final drives and rear axles
312
Chapter 21 Tyres road wheels and hubs
338
Chapter 22 Suspension systems
352
Chapter 23 Manual steering
374

Chapter 9 Forced induction
175
Chapter 10 Ignition system
181
Chapter 11 Engine emission control
198
Chapter 12 Rotary piston and gas turbine engines
201
Chapter 13 Friction clutches
207
Chapter 14 Fluid couplings and torque converters
226
Chapter 15 Layshaft gearboxes
235
Chapter 24 Powerassisted steering
396
Chapter 25 Hydraulic brake systems
410
Chapter 26 Air brakes and auxiliary retarders
442
Chapter 27 Vehicle structure
457
Chapter 28 Electrical system
475
Index
498
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