Every one of the many millions of cars manufactured annually worldwide uses shock absorbers, otherwise known as dampers. These form a vital part of the suspension system of any vehicle, essential for optimizing road holding, performance and safety. This, the second edition of the Shock Absorber Handbook (first edition published in 1999), remains the only English language book devoted to the subject. Comprehensive coverage of design, testing, installation and use of the damper has led to the book's acceptance as the authoritative text on the automotive applications of shock absorbers. In this second edition, the author presents a thorough revision of his book to bring it completely up to date. There are numerous detail improvements, and extensive new material has been added particularly on the many varieties of valve design in the conventional hydraulic damper, and on modern developments such as electrorheological and magnetorheological dampers. "The Shock Absorber Handbook, 2nd Edition" provides a thorough treatment of the issues surrounding the design and selection of shock absorbers. It is an invaluable handbook for those working in industry, as well as a principal reference text for students of mechanical and automotive engineering.
Revealing suspension geometry design methods in unique detail, John Dixon shows how suspension properties such as bump steer, roll steer, bump camber, compliance steer and roll centres are analysed and controlled by the professional engineer. He emphasizes the physical understanding of suspension parameters in three dimensions and methods of their calculation, using examples, programs and discussion of computational problems. The analytical and design approach taken is a combination of qualitative explanation, for physical understanding, with algebraic analysis of linear and non-linear coefficients, and detailed discussion of computer simulations and related programming methods. Includes a detailed and comprehensive history of suspension and steering system design, fully illustrated with a wealth of diagrams Explains suspension characteristics and suspension geometry coefficients, providing a unique and in-depth understanding of suspension design not found elsewhere. Describes how to obtain desired coefficients and the limitations of particular suspension types, with essential information for suspension designers, chassis technicians and anyone else with an interest in suspension characteristics and vehicle dynamics. Discusses the use of computers in suspension geometry analysis, with programming techniques and examples of suspension solution, including advanced discussion of three-dimensional computational geometry applied to suspension design. Explains in detail the direct and iterative solutions of suspension geometry.
Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 International Conference on Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation (ICMRA 2013), June 13-14, 2013, Guangzhou, China. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 447 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Theory of Mechanisms and Dynamic Systems; Chapter 2: Design and Control in Modern Mechantronics System Engineering; Chapter 3: Robotics and Real World Applications; Chapter 4: Sensor, Actuator Technology and Wireless Sensor Networks Applications; Chapter 5: Fluid and Flow Engineering, Control Technology; Chapter 6: Voice, Image and Video Processing, Recognition Technologies; Chapter 7: Signal Processing Systems Design and Implementation; Chapter 8: Measurement, Detection and Monitoring, Testing and Instruments; Chapter 9: Artificial Intelligence Techniques and Optimization Algorithms; Chapter 10: Intelligent Control Systems, Automation and Power Engineering; Chapter 11: Electronics/Microelectronics and Embedded Systems; Chapter 12: Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering, Computational and Mathematical Methods and Modelling; Chapter 13: Materials and Processing Technologies; Chapter 14: Product Design and Manufacture; Chapter 15: Industrial Engineering, Management and Education Engineering Applications.