Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics by Thomas D. GillespieThis book attempts to find a middle ground by balancing engineering principles and equations of use to every automotive engineer with practical explanations of the mechanics involved, so that those without a formal engineering degree can still comprehend and use most of the principles discussed. Either as an introductory text or a practical professional overview, this book is an ideal reference.
Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics - Thomas D.Gillespie
Gillespie easily in PDF fromat for free. The dawn of the motor vehicle age occurred around when the French military engineer, Nicholas Joseph Cugnot , built athree-wheeled, steam-driven vehicle for the purpose of pulling artillery pieces I. Within a few years an improved model was built, only to cause the first automotive accident when it ran into a wall! This was followed by a steam-powered vehicle built in by the Scottish engineer, James Watt , which proved unworkable. By , Richard Trevithick , an Englishman, developed a steam coach that traveled from Cornwal to London. Nevertheless, the steam coach business thrived in England until about when competition from the railroads and strict antispeed laws brought it to an end. The first practical automobiles powered by gasoline engines arrived in with the credit generally going to Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler working independently.