Book Name: An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design by Julian Happian-Smith
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An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design by Julian Happian-Smith


There haven’t been many books printed that concern themselves with the analytical design of the entire motorcar. My supply of inspiration for this work was Janusz Pawlowski’s most fascinating and informative Vehicle Physique Engineering. Nevertheless, this basic guide is now solely of historic curiosity and it’s the editor’s hope that this guide might effectively take the place of that guide on the bookshelves of present motorcar designers. A change from this basic guide is that it’s now unimaginable for one individual to write knowledgeably about all facets of car design.

This purpose has dictated that specialists in every subject coated by this guide have written an acceptable chapter. This can be a signal of how occasions have modified because the days of Pawlowski, and is a pattern that may solely proceed. The textual content is meant to present the reader with an introduction to a lot of the subjects which can be of concern when a automobile is being designed from the ‘clear sheet of paper’ stage. There are a variety of references alluded to inside the textual content that the reader can draw upon for extra detailed info on the finish of every chapter. A few of these references are drawn from the record and briefly summarized indicating explicit texts that the contributor has discovered fascinating.


It’s hoped that this can assist the reader that any especial curiosity additional. It’s hoped that this article is going to assist to encourage engineers new to Automotive Engineering to take up profession paths on this subject of engineering as I consider that every one branches of engineering at the moment are concerned with automobile design. Readers’ feedback on the contents of this article is going to be welcomed in order that their observations will likely be of nice help when the textual content is revised.

It’s inevitable that when compiling a manuscript of this kind which includes many contributors, that the editor of such a piece in indebted to all kinds of individuals and organizations. First, I need to thank Sunderland College and particularly Mr. Stathis Lertas with out whom this job would have been most onerous. Secondly, I need to thank all of the contributors and their respective organizations with out whom this job would have been unimaginable. I’d additionally like to make explicit point out of Prof. David Crolla at Leeds College who has at all times been very useful and inspiring. Nevertheless, most of the contributors are additionally indebted to organizations for his or her beneficiant provide of assist info and figures. Especial point out ought to be manufactured from the next organizations:




Ford Motor Firm Ltd


London Transport Museum

Mercedes Benz

Motorola Ltd

Munro and Associates Inc.

Nationwide Motor Museum, Beaulieu

PSA Peugeot Citroen

Renault Vehicles Ltd

Rover Group Ltd


Simpson Worldwide (UK) Ltd


To the layman, the obvious facets of progress are technical improvements and styling modifications, however from knowledgeable engineering viewpoint, the main achievements lie as a lot within the areas of refinement and programs of manufacture. Improvements could be vital in giving producers a aggressive benefit, however new concepts typically make their debut many many years earlier than they’re broadly adopted. It’s the processes of refinement and manufacturing improvement that make new technical options dependable and low cost sufficient to be used in mass-produced automobiles.

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