Light and Heavy Vehicle Technology

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Elsevier, Oct 22, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 618 pages
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Light and Heavy Vehicle Technology, Second Edition deals with the theory and practice of vehicle maintenance, procedure, and diagnosis of vehicle trouble, including technological advances such as four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and anti-lock brakes. The book reviews the reciprocating piston petrol engine, the diesel engine, the combustion chambers, and the different means of combustion processes. To counter friction, heat and wear, lubrication to the different moving parts is important. To counter excessive heat which can cause breakdown of lubricating oil films and materials such as gaskets, O-rings, the engine is designed with a cooling system that uses air, water, or engine coolants. Petrol engines use the carburation or injection type of fuel delivery; diesel engines use a high pressure system of fuel injection owing to the higher pressures existing in the diesel combustion chamber. The text explains the operation of the other parts of the vehicle including the ignition and starter system, emission controls, layshaft gearboxes, drive lines, and suspension systems. Heavy vehicles need highly efficient air brakes to stop them compared to the hydraulic brake systems used in smaller and lighter vehicles. The book is suitable for mechanical engineers, engine designers, students, and instructors in mechanical and automotive engineering.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The reciprocating piston petrol engine
1
Chapter 2 The diesel engine
66
Chapter 3 Combustion chambers and processes
79
Chapter 4 Engine lubrication
91
Chapter 5 Engine cooling and vehicle heating
112
Chapter 6 Carburation and fuel injection
134
Chapter 7 Intake and exhaust systems
160
Chapter 8 Diesel fuel injection systems
170
Chapter 17 Semiautomatic and automatic transmissions
318
Chapter 18 Overdrive gears
341
Chapter 19 Drive lines
349
Chapter 20 Final drives and rear axles
375
Chapter 21 Fourwheeldrive systems
404
Chapter 22 Tyres road wheels and hubs
415
Chapter 23 Suspension systems
433
Chapter 24 Manual steering
464

Chapter 9 Forced induction
199
Chapter 10 Ignition and starter systems
206
Chapter 11 Engine emission control
230
Chapter 12 Rotary piston and gas turbine engines
235
Chapter 13 Friction clutches
242
Chapter 14 Layshaft gearboxes
266
Chapter 15 Fluid couplings and torque converters
296
Chapter 16 Epicyclic gearboxes
306
Chapter 25 Powerassisted steering
489
Chapter 26 Fourwheelsteering systems
506
Chapter 27 Hydraulic brake systems
516
Chapter 28 Air brakes and auxiliary retarders
553
Chapter 29 Antilock brakes and traction control
572
Chapter 30 Vehicle structure
581
Index
601
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