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Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology By V. A. W. Hillier

Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology by V. A. W. Hillier

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The fourth edition of this text gives full coverage of all the latest syllabuses and the very latest in European and Japanese technologies.

Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology Summary

Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology by V. A. W. Hillier

Covers the main syllabus requirements of BTEC and City and Guilds qualifications and will also be useful for any course of a similar level.Contains clear illustrations throughout to support the text and aid the learning process.Written by prolific author Vic Hillier who was a leading authority in Automobile Engineering.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Vehicle development and layout: vehicle development; vehicle layout. Part 2 The petrol engine: main parts and working principles; practical application of the cycle of operations; crankshafts; connecting rods; pistons, rings and gudgeon pins; valves and valve-operating gear; the cylinder block and crankcase; the four-stroke cycle in detail - valve and ignition timing; combustion chambers; multi-cylinder engines. Part 3 The fuel system: the fuel supply system; the functions of the carburettor and fuel injection system; the simple carburettor; constant choke carburettors; constant-depression carburettors; inlet manifolds; petrol injection; air cleaners and silencers; emission control. Part 4 The cooling system: the function of the cooling system; main features of an air-cooled system; main features of a liquid-cooled system. Part 5 Engine lubrication: the functions and properties of lubricants; the lubrication system. Part 6 Bearings: plain bearings; ball and roller bearings. Part 7 The compression-ignition engine: cycle of operations; engine construction - combustion chambers; the fuel system. Part 8 Supercharging: principles of supercharging; types of supercharger. Part 9 Alternative types of engine: propulsion units. Part 10 Clutches: the single-plate clutch; the multi-plate clutch. Part 11 Gearboxes: the gearbox; sliding-mesh gearbox; constant-mesh and synchro-mesh gearbox; planetary gearing and unidirectional clutches; the automatic gearbox; the overdrive. Part 12 Propeller shafts and drive arrangements: propeller shafts and universal joints; drive arrangements. Part 13 Rear axles: final-drive gears; the differential; rear axle construction; four-wheel drive. Part 14 Steering systems: directional control; camber, castor and swivel-axis inclination; steering components; four-wheel steering. Part 15 Vehicle structure: general frame construction; integral construction of frames; heating, ventilating and air conditioning. Part 16 Suspension systems: types and characteristics of metal springs; rubber suspension; air suspension; the damper; independent front suspension (ifs); independent rear suspension (irs). Part 17 Wheels and tyres: wheels; tyres; wheel balancing. Part 18 Brakes: braking principles; brake arrangements; hydraulic operating systems; servo operations; anti-lock braking system. Part 19 Electrical equipment: general layout and basic principles; the battery; the charging system; the lighting system; the ignition system; the starter system; auxiliary equipment; fault diagnosis.

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Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology by V. A. W. Hillier
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