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In this book the author discusses the principles of automobile engineering as applied in understanding the basics of developing and manufacturing an automobile. He gives a glimpse of the history of automobile development; detail of combustion engines, suspension system, battery system, ignition, starting, electrical, and electronics systems. The various mechanical systems such as clutch, gear box, propeller shaft, wheels, brakes, steering, and aerodynamics have been dealt with in detail. The ethical issues such as automobile emission control, fuel consumption, passenger comfort, safety and security, and constitutional limitations related to motor vehicles have also been explained with a view to acquaint the readers with such issues. The description of text is illuminated with a number of easily followed relevant diagrams and examples.The book is useful to undergraduate/postgraduate engineering students who have been studying automobile engineering as a stand-alone unit or as part of a broader course in mechanical engineering. The book is also of immense significance for the PhD students, researchers, professionals, and automobile manufacturers.
- University Science Press, August 2009
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