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The definitive book on tire mechanics by the acknowledged world expert
Covers everything you need to know about pneumatic tires and their impact on vehicle performance, including mathematic modeling and its practical application
Written by the acknowledged world authority on the topic and the name behind the most widely used model, Pacejka s Magic Formula
Updated with the latest information on new and evolving tire models to ensure you can select the right model for your needs, apply it appropriately and understand its limitations
In this well-known resource, leading tire model expert Hans Pacejka explains the relationship between operational variables, vehicle variables and tire modeling, taking you on a journey through the effective modeling of complex tire and vehicle dynamics problems.
Covering the latest developments to Pacejka's own industry-leading model as well as the widely-used models of other pioneers in the field, the book combines theory, guidance, discussion and insight in one comprehensive reference.
While the details of individual tire models are available in technical papers published by SAE, FISITA and other automotive organizations, Tire and Vehicle Dynamics remains the only reliable collection of information on the topic and the standard go-to resource for any engineer or researcher working in the area.
New edition of the definitive book on tire mechanics, by the acknowledged world authority on the topicCovers everything an automotive engineer needs to know about pneumatic tires and their impact on vehicle performance, including mathematic modelling and its practical applicationMost vehicle manufacturers use what is commonly known as Pacejka s Magic Formula, the tire model developed and presented in this book
"A comprehensive insight to the sophisticated theory of tyre dynamics and, due to its clear presentation, it is not only of great value for the understanding of the complex tyre phenomena but it will become an indispensable companion to every engineer working in vehicles system dynamics in the future as well."
Prof. P. Lugner, Institute of Mechanics, University of Technology, Vienna. Editor-of-Chief for the International Journal of Vehicle System Dynamics - Review of Hardback Edition
In this new paperback edition of Tyre and Vehicle Dynamics
, theory is supported by practical and experimental evidence. Pacejka provides both basic and advanced explanations of the pneumatic tyre and its impact on vehicle dynamic performance. The book shows the way in which tyre models are incorporated in vehicle models and how important tyre influence is on overall vehicle behaviour. Those working in any industry involving equipment with tyres will continue to find this book both extremely relevant and useful.
* Written by a world expert in tyre dynamics
* Covers both basic and advanced tyre modelling and simulation, including case studies of application examples and chapter exercises
* Indispensable for any engineer working in vehicle system dynamics and for any industry involving equipment with tyres
Hans Pacejka is the acknowledged world authority on tyre mechanics, and most vehicle manufacturers use Pacejka’s ‘Magic Formula’ in their vehicle dynamics simulations.
Tyre and Vehicle Dynamics provides a complete reference on the mechanical behaviour of pneumatic tyres and their impact on vehicle performance. The comprehensive scope of the book includes developing an understanding of mathematical models of tyre behaviour, the incorporation of these models into vehicle models, and presenting an applied understanding of how the tyre influences vehicle behaviour. The book is supported by practical experimental observations and exercises.
Pacejka’s tyre model is the subject of continued development, particularly in extending its validity range to modelling higher frequencies and short wavelength obstacles and testing, which are covered in new chapters in this second edition.
• The definitive book on tyre mechanics, indispensable for any engineer working in vehicle system dynamics
• Detailed coverage of Pacejka’s ‘Magic Formula’ tyre model and both basic and advanced tyre modelling and simulation
• Accompanied by TredSim, a Matlab program for the calculation of steady-state force and moment response to slip
Written for practicing and student engineers, this book will be extremely useful and relevant for all automotive engineers and readers in any industry involving equipment with tyres.
Hans Pacejka is Professor Emeritus at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
The definitive book on tyre mechanics by a leading world authority, now in paperback
Dr Hans Pacejka is widely known as THE authority on tire models and Tire and Vehicle Dynamics is the standard resource for all engineers and researchers working in the area. Including not only Pacejka's own industry-leading model but also those of his peers and other pioneers in the field, the book provides comprehensive discussion and theory not found elsewhere.
With Pacejka's tire model continuing to develop and evolve, new editions of the book attract great interest from across the automotive industry and this third edition is no exception. As well as covering new developments in vehicle dynamics and the latest additions to the Pacejka model, this new edition includes SAE nomenclature and offers all equations and models from the book in downloadable spreadsheet format for ease of application and use.
New edition of the definitive book on tire mechanics, by the acknowledged world authority on the topic
Covers everything an automotive engineer needs to know about pneumatic tires and their impact on vehicle performance, including mathematic modelling and its practical application
Most vehicle manufacturers use what is commonly known as Pacejka s Magic Formula, the tire model developed and presented in this book
Table of Contents
Tyre characteristics and vehicle handling and stability; Basic tyre modelling considerations; Theory of steady-state slip force and moment generation; Semi-empirical steady-state tyre models; Non-steady-state out-of-plane string-based tyre model; Theory of the wheel-shimmy phenomenon; Single contact point transient tyre models; Applications of transient tyre models; Short wavelength intermediate frequency tyre model; Dynamic Tyre Model Performance; Motorcycle dynamics; Steady state and dynamic tyre testing; References; Appendix; List of symbols; Index