When it comes to automotive engineering and design, you need knowledge. You’ve probably heard the saying “you can’t know what you don’t know.” I can say that there are books out there that will help you learn and grow your knowledge in this area. These books will help you with your projects and help shape you into a better engineer.
1. Bosch Automotive Handbook
This book is a great introduction to automotive engineering and can be used as a textbook for an introductory course or for self-study. It covers all the basic topics of automotive engineering, including principles of propulsion and transmission, engine design, suspension and braking systems. It also includes chapters on vehicle dynamics and environmental issues such as emissions control and energy consumption.
The book can be used as a reference guide when you need more information about a specific topic or process. The text is written in an easy-to-understand language that makes it easy to understand even if you have no prior knowledge of automotive engineering. The book also includes many illustrations which help to make the information easier to understand.
2. Automotive Climate Control Systems
This is a book about automotive air conditioning and climate control systems. It covers the theory behind air conditioning, how to install it, troubleshooting, and maintenance. The author gives insight into what makes a good vehicle air conditioning system as well as other aspects such as refrigerant types, noise levels, and more. This book is geared towards those who want to learn more about their vehicles’ airflow systems. The authors provide a comprehensive overview of the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of automobile air conditioning systems. The text begins with a discussion of how cooling systems work, then moves on to describe how heat exchangers work and how they are sized for specific applications. The authors explain how refrigerant is transferred between the evaporator and compressor sections of the system, as well as how it moves within the compressor itself. They also discuss refrigerant storage methods and their impact on the performance of the vehicle’s cooling system. The book concludes with a discussion of troubleshooting techniques for automotive air conditioning systems. This text will be useful for students studying mechanical engineering or for anyone interested in learning about automotive air conditioning systems.
3. Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics
This book is a thorough introduction to the field of vehicle dynamics. The author discusses how vehicles are designed and built, how they are tested, and how they react to various forces. This book also covers topics like rotational dynamics, Ackerman Principle, aerodynamics and rolling resistance. It covers all the topics necessary for understanding how vehicles work and how they are designed, including fluid flow and mass transfer, Newton’s laws, power and torque, gears and shafts, drag forces, suspension systems and damping control, gear reduction transmissions (4WD), clutches and brakes. It also covers energy conversion/storage devices such as batteries and fuel cells.
4. The Repair of Vehicle Bodies
To repair vehicles, you’ll need to understand the structure and function of an automobile. This book will teach you how to diagnose problems in your vehicle and how to fix them. You’ll also learn about important things like suspension systems, engine repairs and transmissions.
If you’re an auto mechanic or just want to understand the basics of a vehicle’s operation, this is the book for you. It includes information on how engines work, what goes into maintaining them, how different systems work together and how they can be repaired when something goes wrong.