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Automotive technology & trades

See below for a selection of the latest books from Automotive technology & trades category. Presented with a red border are the Automotive technology & trades books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Automotive technology & trades books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

A Practical Guide to Vehicle Refinishing

A Practical Guide to Vehicle Refinishing

Author: Julian (Colchester Institute, UK) Woodstock Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

A guide to refinishing suitable for complete beginners and more advanced technicians. This heavily illustrated guide will help students through their Level 2 and 3 vehicle refinishing qualifications and be useful as a reference and trouble shooter for more advanced technicians. It is set out in the order in which a vehicle is repaired. There are sections covering: identifying different substrates, with an explanation of how this affects the materials to be chosen and techniques to be used preparation work required prior to the application of foundation materials how to choose the correct foundation shaping and sanding techniques different types of popular top coats and the required application techniques glossaries for tools and equipment health and safety considerations This book has been designed and written by a true `petrol head' whose career and hobbies have revolved around motor vehicles and the refinishing trade. He has been in the motor trade for more than 16 years and has delivered Refinishing qualifications to students for over 11 years. Someone who has never before held a spray gun should be able to understand stage-by-stage, or they can dip in for precise trouble shooting and tips.

A Practical Guide to Vehicle Refinishing

A Practical Guide to Vehicle Refinishing

Author: Julian (Colchester Institute, UK) Woodstock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

A guide to refinishing suitable for complete beginners and more advanced technicians. This heavily illustrated guide will help students through their Level 2 and 3 vehicle refinishing qualifications and be useful as a reference and trouble shooter for more advanced technicians. It is set out in the order in which a vehicle is repaired. There are sections covering: identifying different substrates, with an explanation of how this affects the materials to be chosen and techniques to be used preparation work required prior to the application of foundation materials how to choose the correct foundation shaping and sanding techniques different types of popular top coats and the required application techniques glossaries for tools and equipment health and safety considerations This book has been designed and written by a true `petrol head' whose career and hobbies have revolved around motor vehicles and the refinishing trade. He has been in the motor trade for more than 16 years and has delivered Refinishing qualifications to students for over 11 years. Someone who has never before held a spray gun should be able to understand stage-by-stage, or they can dip in for precise trouble shooting and tips.

Proceedings of China SAE Congress 2018 Selected Papers

Proceedings of China SAE Congress 2018 Selected Papers

Author: China Society of Automotive Engineers China SAE Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2019

This Proceedings volume gathers outstanding papers submitted to Proceedings of China SAE Congress 2018: Selected Paper, the majority of which are from China - the largest car-maker as well as most dynamic car market in the world. The book covers a wide range of automotive topics, presenting the latest technical advances and approaches to help technicians solve the practical problems that most affect their daily work. It is intended for researchers, engineers and postgraduate students in the fields of automotive engineering and related areas.

Nonlinear Approaches in Engineering Applications Automotive Applications of Engineering Problems

Nonlinear Approaches in Engineering Applications Automotive Applications of Engineering Problems

Author: Reza N. Jazar Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2019

This book focuses on the latest applications of nonlinear approaches in engineering and addresses a range of scientific problems. Examples focus on issues in automotive technology, including automotive dynamics, control for electric and hybrid vehicles, and autodriver algorithm for autonomous vehicles. Also included are discussions on renewable energy plants, data modeling, driver-aid methods, and low-frequency vibration. Chapters are based on invited contributions from world-class experts who advance the future of engineering by discussing the development of more optimal, accurate, efficient, cost, and energy effective systems. This book is appropriate for researchers, students, and practising engineers who are interested in the applications of nonlinear approaches to solving engineering and science problems. Presents a broad range of practical topics and approaches; Explains approaches to better, safer, and cheaper systems; Emphasises automotive applications, physical meaning, and methodologies.

Road Vehicle Automation 6

Road Vehicle Automation 6

Author: Gereon Meyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2019

This is the sixth volume of a sub series on Road Vehicle Automation published within the Lecture Notes in Mobility. The contents have been provided by researchers, engineers and analysts from all around the world. Topics covered include public sector activities, human factors and challenges, ethical, legal, energy and technology perspectives, vehicle systems development, as well as transportation infrastructure and planning. The book is based on the Automated Vehicles Symposium held on July 9-12, 2018 in San Francisco, CA (USA).

Multi-Agent Systems Platoon Control and Non-Fragile Quantized Consensus

Multi-Agent Systems Platoon Control and Non-Fragile Quantized Consensus

Multi-Agent Systems: Platoon Control and Non-Fragile Quantized Consensus aims to present recent research results in designing platoon control and non-fragile quantized consensus for multi-agent systems. The main feature of this book is that distributed adaptive sliding mode control (SMC) algorithms are proposed to guarantee strong string stability based on modified constant time headway (MCTH) policy. The MCTH policy is used to remove the unrealistic assumption in the most existing literature that initial spacing, velocity and acceleration errors are zero. This monograph investigates the platoon control issue by combining SMC technique with neural network and fuzzy logic system approximation methods.

Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis

Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis

Author: James D. Halderman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2019

For courses in engine performance and drivability, fuel emissions systems, and automotive principles. This text is part of the Pearson Automotive Series. Preparing today's automotive students for career success! Market-leading Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis has been fully updated and expanded to address the latest technology and automotive systems. Written to meet the needs of a second semester Engine Performance (A8) course, it covers many tasks of the ASE A8 content area as well as topics to prepare students for the ASE Advanced Level Engine Performance (L1) certification test. Each chapter includes practical examples and step-by-step photo sequences covering terminology, best practices, and on-the-job procedures. The 7th edition has enhanced chapters on oscilloscopes and DSOs, plus over 75 new full color photos and line drawings. New content includes many case studies that include the Three Cs (Complaint, Cause and Correction), plus new content on immobilizer systems, and module programming.

Automotive Innovation The Science and Engineering behind Cutting-Edge Automotive Technology

Automotive Innovation The Science and Engineering behind Cutting-Edge Automotive Technology

Author: Patrick Hossay Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2019

Automotive Innovation: The Science and Engineering behind Cutting-Edge Automotive Technology provides a survey of innovative automotive technologies in the auto industry. Automobiles are rapidly changing, and this text explores these trends. IC engines, transmissions, and chassis are being improved, and there are advances in digital control, manufacturing, and materials. New vehicles demonstrate improved performance, safety and efficiency factors; electric vehicles represent a green energy alternative, while sensor technologies and computer processors redefine the nature of driving. The text explores these changes, the engineering and science behind them, and directions for the future.

Rollover Crash Reconstruction

Rollover Crash Reconstruction

Author: Nathan A. Rose, Gray Beauchamp, Alan F. Asay Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, of the nearly 9.1 million passenger car, SUV, pickup and van crashes in 2010, only 2.1% involved a rollover. However, rollovers accounted for nearly 35% of all deaths from passenger vehicle crashes. In 2010 alone, more than 7,600 people died in rollover crashes. Rollover accidents continue to be a leading contributor of vehicle deaths. While this continues to be true, it is pertinent to understand the entire crash process. Each stage of the accident provides valuable insight into the application of reconstruction methodologies. Rollover Accident Reconstruction focuses on tripped, single vehicle rollover crashes that terminate without striking a fixed object. Topics featured in this book include: Analysis methods through various accident phases, including advanced simulation Vehicle event data recorder usage Occupant ejection during rollover crash The goal of this title is to break down the various phases of a rollover crash to analyze each stage for use in the reconstruction process - to the greater understanding of crash analysts, consultants and safety engineers alike.

Neck Injury The Use of X-Rays, CTs, and MRIs to Study Crash-Related Injury Mechanisms

Neck Injury The Use of X-Rays, CTs, and MRIs to Study Crash-Related Injury Mechanisms

Author: Jeffrey A. Pike Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

This book draws upon a variety of the author's experiences during more than 25 years in automotive safety. It gives an introduction to plain film radiographs (x-rays), computed tomograms (CTs), and magnetic resonance images (MRIs) such that vehicle safety professionals can use these techniques to help piece together the puzzle and provide a better understanding of the relationship between vehicle crash scenarios and occupant injury. For those with a primarily vehicle background, Neck Injury provides an overview of how x-rays, CTs, and MRIs may be used as a source of information to help analyze vehicle crashes and the associated injuries. For those with a clinical background, the book provides insight into how injuries relate to the vehicle crash. Chapters cover: * Anatomy * Imaging * Injuries and Injury Mechanisms

R-2800 Pratt and Whitney's Dependable Masterpiece

R-2800 Pratt and Whitney's Dependable Masterpiece

Author: Graham White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Chronicles the development, production, and application of what was arguably the finest aircraft piston engine ever produced - the Pratt & Whitney R-2800.