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.
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.
As we enter the 21st century, it is more vital than ever to take action to energy and environmental issues on worldwide perspective. The major challenge facing the 21st century is the crisis of global warming, and energy problems are themselves environmental problems. Fuel cells are actively being researched for use as distributed power units and vehicular power sources. As a result of their high efficiency and friendliness to the environment, the early adoption of fuel cells as new energy resource in practical applications is predictable. Conversely, in response to changes in the automotive market, development of technologies for conventional vehicles with gasoline and diesel engines that consume fossil fuels has also become vigorous. These include ways to increase fuel economy, reduce weight and purify exhaust gases, as well as to promote greater electrification and control-by-wire utilization.This book "Light And Heavy Vehicle Technology" deals with the theory and real world cases of vehicle maintenance, system, and analysis of vehicle problem, together with technological advances likely four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and anti-lock brakes. It covers the latest research and innovation on every aspect of passenger car and heavy vehicle engineering on the one hand, and engine development and technology on the other aspect. This work is also aimed towards studying, compiling, and analyzing the risks of the current ambient technology that is present in modern day cars. The development of sophisticated technologies inside cars make them an even more comfortable and compelling place to be in especially during transform to work, but recent security threats and entertainment have been uncovered with the upsurge usage of new technologies. Eminent authors from science and industry report on specific research projects as well as on the latest developments in vehicles, their engines and other components. Portraying special approach into development in automotive engineering and engine technology, this book will be of essential source of information for a worldwide audience of automotive engineers, practitioners and researchers as well.
Sind Zeitreisen möglich? Läßt sich dieser alte Menschheitstraum verwirklichen? Paul Davies gibt überraschende Antworten und zeigt, wie eine Zeitmaschine gebaut werden kann - zumindest virtuell. Der Physiker und Kosmologe geht sein Thema originell und mit viel Lust an. Sein Buch ist der ultimative Reisebegleiter für Zeitreisende: fundiert, lehrreich, vergnüglich und unterhaltsam. Und nebenbei lernt man viel über Raum und Zeit, Relativität und andere knifflige Fragen moderner Physik. >Ein exzellent praktisches, wie auch handliches sowie subtil humorvolles Werk.
Das Bremsenhandbuch ermöglicht einen tiefen Einblick in den heutigen Stand, die Potentiale und die zukünftige Entwicklung von Kraftfahrzeugbremsanlagen. Mikroelektronik und Mechatronik haben das technische Potential und die Funktionalität von Bremsanlagen enorm gesteigert. Hydraulisch, elektrohydraulisch oder elektromechanisch betätigte Bremsen und die gesamte Bremsanlage mit all ihren Komponenten sind ein unverzichtbarer Teil des heute bereits erreichten bzw. zukünftig noch möglichen Niveaus der Sicherheit, der Fahrerassistenz und der Unfallvermeidung. Das Bremsenhandbuch behandelt umfassend Grundlagen, Anforderungen, Auslegung, Simulation, Komponenten, Systeme, Betriebsverhalten und Funktionen im modernen Fahrzeug. Es berücksichtigt dabei Personenwagen, Nutzfahrzeuge, Anhänger, Schienenfahrzeuge, geländegängige Rad- und Kettenfahrzeuge, Motor- und Fahrräder sowie Rennfahrzeuge und Flugzeuge. Diese dritte Auflage wurde gründlich überarbeitet, aktualisiert und z.B. durch neue Kapitel zu Bremssystemen von Schienenfahrzeugen, mechatronischen Systemen, mechanischen Bremsen in Industrieanlagen oder Bremsen mit nichtmetallischen Bremsscheiben erheblich erweitert. Einheitliche Formelzeichen wurden für alle Kapitel eingeführt.
Fach- und Sachbuch, Biografie, Reisebericht, Kritik, Business, Wissenschaft und Technik
Author: William Zinsser
National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Committee on Review of DOE's Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Committee on Review of DOE's Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies
Publisher: National Academies Press
As national priorities have been focused both on reducing fuel consumption and improving air quality, attention has increased on reducing emissions from many types of vehicles, including light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty diesel-powered vehicles. Meeting the recently promulgated (and proposed) emission standards and simultaneously increasing fuel economy will pose especially difficult challenges for diesel-powered vehicles and will require the development of new emission-reduction technologies. In response to a request from the director of OHVT, the National Research Council formed the Committee on Review of DOE's Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies to conduct a broad, independent review of its research and development (R&D) activities.
Automotive technicians and students need a firm grasp of science and technology in order to fully appreciate and understand how mechanisms and systems of modern vehicles work. Automotive Science and Mathematics presents the necessary principles and applications with all the examples and exercises relating directly to motor vehicle technology and repair, making it easy for automotive students and apprentices to relate the theory back to their working practice. The coverage of this book is based on the syllabus requirements of the BTEC First in Vehicle Technology, BTEC National in Vehicle Repair and Technology, and the IMI Certificate and Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, but will help all automotive students and apprentices at levels 2 and 3 and up to and including HNC/HND, foundation and first degree with their studies and in achieving the Key Skill 'Application of Number' at levels 2 and 3. The book is designed to cater for both light and heavy vehicle courses. Full worked solutions of most exercises are available as a free download for lecturers only from http://textbooks.elsevier.com. Allan Bonnick is a motor vehicle education and training consultant and was formerly Head of Motor Vehicle Engineering, Eastbourne College. He is the author of several established automotive engineering textbooks.
National Academy of Engineering,Committee on Technology for a Quieter America
Author: National Academy of Engineering,Committee on Technology for a Quieter America
Publisher: National Academies Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Exposure to noise at home, at work, while traveling, and during leisure activities is a fact of life for all Americans. At times noise can be loud enough to damage hearing, and at lower levels it can disrupt normal living, affect sleep patterns, affect our ability to concentrate at work, interfere with outdoor recreational activities, and, in some cases, interfere with communications and even cause accidents. Clearly, exposure to excessive noise can affect our quality of life. As the population of the United States and, indeed, the world increases and developing countries become more industrialized, problems of noise are likely to become more pervasive and lower the quality of life for everyone. Efforts to manage noise exposures, to design quieter buildings, products, equipment, and transportation vehicles, and to provide a regulatory environment that facilitates adequate, cost-effective, sustainable noise controls require our immediate attention. Technology for a Quieter America looks at the most commonly identified sources of noise, how they are characterized, and efforts that have been made to reduce noise emissions and experiences. The book also reviews the standards and regulations that govern noise levels and the federal, state, and local agencies that regulate noise for the benefit, safety, and wellness of society at large. In addition, it presents the cost-benefit trade-offs between efforts to mitigate noise and the improvements they achieve, information sources available to the public on the dimensions of noise problems and their mitigation, and the need to educate professionals who can deal with these issues. Noise emissions are an issue in industry, in communities, in buildings, and during leisure activities. As such, Technology for a Quieter America will appeal to a wide range of stakeholders: the engineering community; the public; government at the federal, state, and local levels; private industry; labor unions; and nonprofit organizations. Implementation of the recommendations in Technology for a Quieter America will result in reduction of the noise levels to which Americans are exposed and will improve the ability of American industry to compete in world markets paying increasing attention to the noise emissions of products.
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Committee to Review the 21st Century Truck Partnership
Publisher: National Academies Press
The 21st Century Truck Partnership (21CTP), a cooperative research and development partnership formed by four federal agencies with 15 industrial partners, was launched in the year 2000 with high hopes that it would dramatically advance the technologies used in trucks and buses, yielding a cleaner, safer, more efficient generation of vehicles. Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership critically examines and comments on the overall adequacy and balance of the 21CTP. The book reviews how well the program has accomplished its goals, evaluates progress in the program, and makes recommendations to improve the likelihood of the Partnership meeting its goals. Key recommendations of the book include that the 21CTP should be continued, but the future program should be revised and better balanced. A clearer goal setting strategy should be developed, and the goals should be clearly stated in measurable engineering terms and reviewed periodically so as to be based on the available funds.
»Um „Zehn Gründe...“ zu lesen, reicht ein einziger Grund: Jaron Lanier. Am wichtigsten Mahner vor Datenmissbrauch, Social-Media-Verdummung und der fatalen Umsonst-Mentalität im Netz führt in diesen Tagen kein Weg vorbei.« Frank Schätzing Jaron Lanier, Tech-Guru und Vordenker des Internets, liefert zehn bestechende Gründe, warum wir mit Social Media Schluss machen müssen. Facebook, Google & Co. überwachen uns, manipulieren unser Verhalten, machen Politik unmöglich und uns zu ekligen, rechthaberischen Menschen. Social Media ist ein allgegenwärtiger Käfig geworden, dem wir nicht entfliehen können. Lanier hat ein aufrüttelndes Buch geschrieben, das seine Erkenntnisse als Insider des Silicon Valleys wiedergibt und dazu anregt, das eigenen Verhalten in den sozialen Netzwerken zu überdenken. Wenn wir den Kampf mit dem Wahnsinn unserer Zeit nicht verlieren wollen, bleibt uns nur eine Möglichkeit: Löschen wir all unsere Accounts! Ein Buch, das jeder lesen muss, der sich im Netz bewegt! »Ein unglaublich gutes, dringendes und wichtiges Buch« Zadie Smith
Jules Verne: Das Dampfhaus. Band eins und zwei LA MAISON À VAPEUR. Voyage à travers I'Inde septentrionale (entstanden 1879-1880). Frz. Vorabdruck: Magasin d'Education et de Récréation 1.12.1879-15.12.1880. Frz. Buch-Erstausgabe: J. Hetzel, Paris 1880. Dt. Buch-Erstausgabe: A. Hartleben, Wien Pest Leipzig 1881, ausgeliefert November 1880. Auch erschienen unter den Titeln »Der Stahlelefant« und »Im Elefantenlokomobil durch Nordindien«. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Jules Verne: Das Dampfhaus. Bekannte und unbekannte Welten. Abenteuerliche Reisen von Julius Verne, Band XXXV–XXXVI, Wien, Pest, Leipzig: A. Hartleben, 1882. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Nuchillustration von Léon Benett, 1880. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.
Based on the 2014 National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Medium/Heavy Truck Tasks Lists and ASE Certification Test Series for truck and bus specialists, Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems is designed to address these and other international training standards. The text offers comprehensive coverage of every NATEF task with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. Fundamentals of Medium-Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems describes safe and effective diagnostic, repair, and maintenance procedures for today’s medium and heavy vehicle chassis systems, including the most current, relevant, and practical coverage of: • Automated transmissions • Braking system technology used in vehicle stability, collision avoidance, and new stopping distance standards • Hybrid drive powertrains • Advanced battery technologies • On board vehicle networks and integrated chassis electr