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Automotive Engineering other topics FAQ


Body Engineering Books by mloew
Posted: 30 Sep 03

Motor Vehicle Structures by Jason C Brown, A John Robertson, Stan T Serpento

This title is written as a unified textbook dealing with the structural mechanics of the mass-produced integral passenger car body. It provides a clear and concise explanation of load paths in the vehicle body-in-white (BIW), based on engineering first principles. This is then used as a basis for an in-depth discussion of the conceptual design of car structures, using case studies directly related to real-life design problems.
It is based on a short course designed for industry, which has been well received and is used to train body engineers worldwide.
The authors have extensive experience of analysis and design of vehicle structures in the automobile industry, and of teaching the subject both in-company and in academia.
ISBN Number: 0-7680-0909-X
Date Published: November 2001
It is available from SAE International www.sae.org/servlets/productDetail?PROD_...

The Passenger Car Body by Dieter Anselm

This book focuses on body design in terms of deformation and repair behavior and on all aspects of the repair field in general. Special emphasis is placed on the latest findings from research and technology as well as on findings gathered from countless accident and crash tests. Recommendations for the cost-effective repair of accident damage round off the contents. This extensive standard work is written for neutral automotive experts, auto insurance company experts, professional associations and designers in the industry.
Chapters include:
  • The Story of the Car
  • Deformation of Vehicle Bodies
  • Empirical Tests
  • Vehicle Body Repair Characteristics
  • The Crash Repair Test
  • The Accident Event and Statistics
  • Crash and Accident Evaluations
  • Crash Characteristics of Different Passenger Car Body Designs

ISBN Number: 0-7680-0708-9
Date Published: November 2000
It is available from SAE International www.sae.org/servlets/productDetail?PROD_...

Descriptions of the texts come from the sites that are linked.

For detailed Technical Articles check out the proceedings from the International Body Engineering Conference (IBEC). (www.sae.org/calendar/ibe/index.htm)

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