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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Automobile Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Automobile Engineering along with reviews.

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List of Automobile Engineering Books with author’s names, publishers, and an unbiased review as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books.

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1. Automobile Engineering

1. “Automobile Engineering” by Singh K

“Automobile Engineering” Book Review: This book is meant for the students of Automobile Engineering as well as Automotive Engineering. It focuses on the design, maintenance and marketing for automobile engineers. It covers information on the latest data of various Indian and foreign vehicles. It covers almost all the topics involved in automobiles and automotive engineering. This book includes flowcharts, diagrams and photographic illustrations for better understanding of concepts. It contains numerous multiple choice questions, questions and answers at the end of each chapter. This will help the students to prepare for viva, competitive examinations and interviews.

2. “Objective Automobile Engineering” by P K Mishra

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“Objective Automobile Engineering” Book Review: This book is designed for the diploma and degree students of Automobile Engineering. It includes discussion on auto vehicle technology, auto engineering and auto electricals. Topics like motor vehicles set, auto maintenance and workshop setup are also covered. Concept of vehicle machines is discussed in detail in the book. The book includes information on railway and road vehicles used for transportation. It involves miscellaneous topics and terminologies of automobile engineering. It contains multiple choice questions and a set of short questions covering all the topics of Automobile Engineering.

3. “Automobile Engineering” by Ramakrishna K

“Automobile Engineering” Book Review: This book is meant for the diploma and degree students of Automobile Engineering. It focuses on the design, maintenance and marketing for automobile engineers. It covers information on the latest data of various Indian and foreign vehicles. It covers almost all the topics of power steering, auto lock braking system, electric car, power assisted brakes and traction control. This book includes flowcharts, diagrams and photographic illustrations for better understanding of concepts. It contains numerous multiple choice questions, questions and answers at the end of each chapter. This will help the students to prepare for viva, competitive examinations and interviews.

4. “Automobile Engineering 1000 Questions-Ans.” by KAPIL DEV
5. “A Textbook of Automobile Engineering” by S K Gupta

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“A Textbook of Automobile Engineering” Book Review: This book is designed for the diploma and degree students of Automobile Engineering. It provides basic principles of systems and vehicle components. It includes discussion on latest technologies and developments in automobile engineering. Concepts of alternate fuels, regulation, electric and fuel cell vehicles are covered. The book contains numerous questions and answers from previous examinations of universities. It presents the illustrations using tables, figures and graphs for better understanding. It is useful for preparation of competitive exams and interviews.

6. “Automobile Engineering: A Guide to Preparation” by Royal Society of Autmobile Engineers and American Institute of Automobile Engineers

“Automobile Engineering: A Guide to Preparation” Book Review: This book is designed for the diploma and degree students of Automobile Engineering. It provides all the topics and information on the latest technologies involved in this field. It covers concepts of recent developments in automobiles, regulation and maintenance of the vehicles. Various topics of vehicle components like braking system, steering and control systems are also explained. It includes basic information and concepts involved in automobile engineering. The book contains numerous assignments, examples and questions for better understanding. It would be helpful in preparation for competitive examinations and professional cases.

7. “Objectives In Automobile Engineering” by Experts in Automobile Engineering

“Objectives In Automobile Engineering” Book Review: This book is designed for the diploma and degree students of Automobile Engineering. It includes discussion on auto vehicle technology, auto engineering and auto electricals. Topics like motor vehicles set, auto maintenance and workshop setup are also covered. Concept of vehicle machines is discussed in detail in the book. The book includes information on railway and road vehicles used for transportation. It involves miscellaneous topics and terminologies of automobile engineering. It contains multiple choice questions and a set of short questions covering all the topics of Automobile Engineering.

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8. “Automobile Exhaust Emission Testing: Measurement of Regulated and Unregulated Exhaust Gas Components, Exhaust Emission Tests (Environmental Science and Engineering)” by imusti

“Automobile Exhaust Emission Testing: Measurement of Regulated and Unregulated Exhaust Gas Components, Exhaust Emission Tests (Environmental Science and Engineering)” Book Review: The book is meant for students and experts those who are involved in research in the field of automobiles. It provides a description on interrelations between emissions and effects of pollutants. It includes different legislation of countries or unions that have reduced pollution. It covers the basics of technologies involved in measurement of exhaust gas. The book contains explanations on gas measuring technologies in the automobile industry. It presents the information by experience in the field of automobile engineering.

9. “Trends in Automobile Engineering” by A S Rangwala

“Trends in Automobile Engineering” Book Review: This book is meant for the diploma and degree students of Automobile Engineering. It focuses on the latest technologies and developments in manufacture and design of automobiles. It covers the concepts of fuel ignition, injection and timing. Vehicle components such as braking, steering, traction and control system are also discussed. It contains information on automatic transmission as well as continuously variable transmission. The book also covers concepts of suspension system and electronic control system for better performance. The book provides information on recent technologies that would help in enhancing the automobile industry.

10. “Objective Automobile Engineering” by Pramod kumar Mishr

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“Objective Automobile Engineering” Book Review: This book is designed for the diploma and degree students of Automobile Engineering. It includes discussion on auto vehicle technology, auto engineering and auto electricals. Topics like motor vehicles set, auto maintenance and workshop setup are also covered. Concept of vehicle machines is discussed in detail in the book. The book includes information on railway and road vehicles used for transportation. It involves miscellaneous topics and terminologies of automobile engineering. It contains multiple choice questions and a set of short questions covering all the topics of Automobile Engineering.


2. Automotive Technology

1. “Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service” by James D Halderman

“Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service” Book Review: This book provides a complete introduction to the latest technologies and techniques in automotive systems. The main topics covered are automotive background and overview, shop safety, hand tools, measuring systems, fasteners and thread repairs. Other topics included are power tools, shop equipment, scientific principles and materials, vehicle information and emission ratings. This book contains a total of 8 sections in which 136 chapters have been described. A large number of colourful images have been added for easy understanding. Real world case studies and notes are added in this book. This book is useful for automobile engineering and diploma students.

2. “Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach” by Jack Erjavec and Rob Thompson

“Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach” Book Review: This book discusses the systems of automotive technology. The main chapters covered are ASE education foundation requirements, maintenance and light repair, automotive service technology, master service technology. Multiple techniques and methods are discussed throughout this book. This book can be used by automobile engineering and diploma students. Any automotive servicemen can also refer to this book.

3. “Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach” by Jack Erjavec

“Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach” Book Review: This book addresses the latest changes happening in automotive technology. The main chapters discussed are automotive systems, automotive engines and designs, upper end theory and service, basics of electrical systems. Other chapters mentioned are lighting systems, general electric systems, instrumentation and information displays. This book contains nearly 50 chapters. At the end of every chapter key terms and summary are discussed. Review questions and ASE-style review questions are also added at the end of every chapter. This book is suitable for automotive engineering and diploma students.

4. “Modern Automotive Technology” by James E Duffy

“Modern Automotive Technology” Book Review: This book consists of all the technologies used in the automobile industry. The major chapters mentioned are power tools and equipment, auto shop safety, gaskets, top end and bottom end construction, electrical principles and wiring diagrams. Other chapters included are computer system fundamentals, computer system service, hybrid drive technology and ignition system technology. This book possesses a total of 15 sections in which 87 chapters are discussed. Coloured images and detailed information tables are included for students. Review questions and ASE-type questions are also added. This book is suitable for automobile engineering and diploma students.

5. “Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice” by Kirk VanGelder

“Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice” Book Review: This book explains to students how to maintain, repair and diagnose every system on the automobile. The main chapters covered are engine repair, automatic transmission, manual transmission and brakes. Other topics covered are brakes, electrical, engine performance, heating and air conditioning. A total of 9 sections are presented in this book in which 67 chapters have been discussed. Colourful images and detailed diagrams have been added in this book. This book can be used by automobile engineering and diploma students.

6. “Automotive Technology: for General Service Technicians” by Ronald G Haefner and Paul Leathers

“Automotive Technology: for General Service Technicians” Book Review: This book provides a foundation of general theory and operation techniques of 8 major automotive systems. The topics mentioned are the automobile industry, shop procedure, vehicle inspection, engine operation and service. Other chapters included are cooling systems, belts, hoses, plumbing, ANCE diagnosis: theory and service. High resolution images have been added in every chapter for better understanding. Safety notes, caution notes and multiple illustrations are added in every chapter. This book is suitable for automobile engineering and diploma students. A beginner repairman or technician can also refer to this book.

7. “Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach” by Jack Erjavec

“Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach” Book Review: This book addresses the latest changes happening in automotive technology. The main chapters discussed are automotive systems, automotive engines and designs, upper end theory and service, basics of electrical systems. Other chapters mentioned are lighting systems, general electric systems, instrumentation and information displays. This book contains nearly 50 chapters. At the end of every chapter key terms and summary are discussed. Review questions and ASE-style review questions are also added at the end of every chapter. This book is suitable for automotive engineering and diploma students.

8. “Pearson Automotive Technology” by Steve McRavin

“Pearson Automotive Technology” Book Review: This book covers 8 major areas of automotive service. The chapters included are automatic transmission, manual transmission, brakes and engine repair. Other topics included are hybrid technology, electrical technology, heating and conditioning. Topics in this book are divided into multiple chapters. Coloured images and detailed labelling on diagrams are also given. This book can be used by automotive engineering and diploma students.

9. “Auto Fundamentals: How and Why of the Design, Construction, and Operation of Automobiles : Applicable to All Makes of and Models” by Martin T Stockel and Chris Johanson

“Auto Fundamentals: How and Why of the Design, Construction, and Operation of Automobiles: Applicable to All Makes of and Models” Book Review: This book describes the fundamental principles of major automotive systems. The main chapters mentioned are automotive background, general electric systems, computer system service and hybrid technology. Other topics discussed are computer-controlled transmission, air bag systems and R-134a refrigerant recovery. Hundreds of color-coded examples with detailed descriptions are provided for students. All chapters include objective questions, review questions, summary and key terms which can be helpful during exam preparation. This book can be referred to by automobile and mechanical engineering students.


3. Automotive Materials

1. “Advanced Technology for Design and Fabrication of Composite Materials and Structures” by George C Sih and Alberto Carpinteri

“Advanced Technology for Design and Fabrication of Composite Materials and Structures” Book Review: This book contains the papers presented at an International Symposium. The two topics that these papers are based on are Advanced Technology for Design and Fabrication of Composite Materials and Structures. It contains knowledge on the design and fabrication of advanced composite systems in different sectors of the world. The book discusses how there is the need not only to exchange new ideas but also to spread the information from the researchers to the users. The book will be useful for the engineers and students engaged in automobile, marine, aerospace and construction engineering. The readers get to know how the empirical trial-and-error methods could no longer be considered economically feasible when applied to usage-specific materials such as composites. They get a practice-oriented approach to learning as the book provides application based examples along with theoretical knowledge.

2. “Automotive Handbook” by Robert Bosch GmbH

“Automotive Handbook” Book Review: The book contains the longstanding expertise and innovative technologies of BOSCH. It covers everything relevant to automobile design, development and quality engineering. The book contains more emphasis on electrical systems as compared to the earlier edition. A new chapter on driver assistance systems is also included. The electrical systems are explained with the help of concise technical data and insights. 1,000+ diagrams, illustrations, sectional drawings and tables provide the readers with technical knowledge of the subject. Handy conversion charts and an easy to use topic index make the learning experience easier. The book will benefit engineers working in the car industry. It will also be useful for students and researchers working in automotive engineering.

3. “Radar Absorbing Materials: From Theory to Design and Characterization” by K J Vinoy and R M Jha

“Radar Absorbing Materials: From Theory to Design and Characterization” Book Review: This book explains radar absorbing materials in a concise but complete manner. The readers are first taken through the historical evolution of RAM to emphasize that the elementary principles of electromagnetics lead to the fundamental concepts of RAM. After that, mathematical analysis and design of RAM are discussed. The performance plots for the various RAM designs are taken with respect to power reflection. In order to make the reader take the first step towards RAM design, the book includes relevant computer codes. This enables the reader to try out elementary designs on his own and thus have a practical understanding of the subject. The book will benefit students as well as practising engineers.

4. “Tribological Performance of Automotive Friction Materials” by Mohamed Ahmed Ramadan

“Tribological Performance of Automotive Friction Materials” Book Review: This book discusses the tribological performance of friction composites reinforced by natural fibers. It includes continuous and starting – stopping tests that aim to provide a specific relationship between the performances of the two tests. It describes how in the friction composites, asbestos is replaced by the tested natural fibers such as corn, palm and sugar bars. Friction coefficient, wear, and temperature are accurately measured for the two tests (starting-stopping and continuous) to illustrate the effect of the different fibers ingredients and obtain a relationship between the performances of the two tests. At last, the tribological properties of the new composite materials are compared with that of three commercial brake linings. The book is useful for students and automotive engineers for practical purposes. The pictures and diagrams provide a technical understanding of the subject.

5. “Using Kenaf Fibre as a Base Friction Material in Automotive Brake Pads” by Nicholas Oliver Namessan

“Using Kenaf Fibre as a Base Friction Material in Automotive Brake Pads” Book Review: This book deals with the use of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) fibre as a base friction material in the production of automotive brake pads. The book presents a thorough research on the plant fibres that are biodegradable, renewable, cost effective and user-friendly to replace the traditional asbestos fibre due to its health hazard, non-renewability, cost, non-biodegradability and difficulty in processing. In order to assess the suitability of kenaf fibre in the production of automotive brake pads, kenaf stems of 20 m thick were cut at the base, middle and top sections of the plant and were examined under a camera. The detailed analysis of these experiments is given in the book. It is useful for practising automotive engineers, researchers and students working in the subject. The experiments are carried out in a step-by-step manner so that the readers get a comprehensive understanding of the subject-matter.

6. “The Automotive Body Manufacturing Systems and Processes” by Mohammed A Omar

“The Automotive Body Manufacturing Systems and Processes” Book Review: This book addresses automotive body processes from the stamping operations through the final assembly activities. In the beginning, it discusses current metal forming practices, including stamping engineering, die development, and dimensional validation. New innovations in metal forming, such as folding based forming, super-plastic, and hydro forming technologies have also been covered in detail. he first section also explains details of automotive spot welding (welding lobes), arc welding, and adhesive bonding. The book systematically covers each stage in the process of automotive painting. The book provides a blend of theoretical and practical reading approach. It will benefit automotive engineers, undergraduate students and researchers.


4. Design of Automotive Engine Components

1. “The Jet Engine” by Rolls Royce

“The Jet Engine” Book Review: This book provides a complete, accessible description of working and underlying principles of the gas turbine. It includes an accessible, non-technical approach explaining working of jet engines, diagrams, cutaways, photographs, written by RR specialists in all respective fields, hugely popular and well-reviewed book.

2. “New Engine Design and Engine Component Technology (S P (Society of Automotive Engineers))” by Society of Automotive Engineers

“New Engine Design and Engine Component Technology” Book Review: This book comprise 22 research papers documenting the rapid growth in the industry, review updated and new designs of new engines from Japan, Europe, and the US, and discusses combustion performance/emission trade-offs, engine heat rejection and its influence on underhood temperatures, and design of engine components such as rods, exhaust valves, and catalytic converters.

3. “Bosch Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics: Systems and Components, Networking and Hybrid Drive (Bosch Professional Automotive Information)” by Robert Bosch GmbH

“Bosch Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics: Systems and Components, Networking and Hybrid Drive” Book Review: This book is advisor to automotive electrics and electronics, automotive engineers, automotive equipment suppliers, automotive technicians in training and mechanics and technicians in garages. This edition includes topics of the vehicle electrical systems such as system architecture, control, components and sensors, electronics and their application in the motor vehicle, including electrical energy management (EEM), topic of inter system networking within the vehicle and hybrid drive a topic that is particularly current due to its ability to reduce fuel consumption and therefore CO2 emissions.

4. “Energy Efficient Non-Road Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Advanced Modeling and Control (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)” by Johannes Unger and Marcus Quasthoff

“Energy Efficient Non-Road Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Advanced Modeling and Control” Book Review: This book provide analyse the main problems in the real-time control of parallel hybrid electric powertrains in non-road applications that work in continuous high dynamic operation, practical insights into maximizing the energy efficiency and drivability of such powertrains. It introduces an energy- management control structure, which considers all the physical powertrain constraints, uses novel methodologies to predict the future load requirements to optimize the controller output in terms of the entire work cycle of a non-road vehicle, methodology for short-term loads as well as cycle detection methodology for an entire load cycle; by this the energy efficiency can be maximized, and fuel consumption and exhaust emissions simultaneously reduced.

5. “Analysis of New Diesel Engine and Component Design (S P (Society of Automotive Engineers))” by Society of Automotive Engineers
6. “Valve train: Systems and components (ATZ/MTZ-Fachbuch)” by Mahle GmbH

“Valve train: Systems and components” Book Review: This book control gas exchange in a combustion engine, which means that they represent a significant opportunity for optimizing the combustion process as they draw energy from the crankshaft, an efficient valve train contributes greatly to improving overall efficiency. The material of valve train system are subjected to high loads, wear due to mechanical forces increasing combustion pressures and temperatures, in particular, place greater demands on the materials and heat dissipation of components on the combustion side.

7. “Cylinder components: Properties, applications, materials (ATZ/MTZ-Fachbuch)” by MAHLE International GmbH

“Cylinder components: Properties, applications, materials” Book Review: This book involves ever-increasing requirements to be met by gasoline and diesel engines in terms of CO2 reduction, emission behavior, weight, and service life, a comprehensive understanding of combustion engine components. It is not possible for professionals in automotive engineering to manage without the corresponding expertise, whether they work in the field of design, development, testing, or maintenance. It gives deep knowledge about design, production and machining of cylinder components.

8. “Gas Turbine Design, Components and System Design Integration” by Meinhard T Schobeiri

“Gas Turbine Design, Components and System Design Integration” Book Review: This book treats the design of gas turbine components and their integration into a complete system and focuses on detailed aero-thermodynamics, design and off-design performance aspects of individual components also the system integration and its dynamic operation. It provides practicing gas turbine designers and young engineers working in the industry with design material that the manufacturers would keep proprietary and instructors of turbomachinery courses around the world with a powerful tool to assign gas turbine components as projects and individual modules that are integrated into a complete system.

9. “Lightweight Composite Structures in Transport: Design, Manufacturing, Analysis and Performance” by James Njuguna

“Lightweight Composite Structures in Transport: Design, Manufacturing, Analysis and Performance” Book Review: This book contain detailed review of lightweight composite materials and structures and discusses their use in the transport industry, specifically surface, air transport, materials selection, the properties and performance of materials, and structures, design solutions and manufacturing techniques. A various range of different material classes is reviewed with emphasis on advanced materials. It book is divided into parts lightweight philosophy and current developments in manufacturing techniques for lightweight composite structures in the transport industry, with subsequent chapters in parts three to five discussing structural optimization and analysis, properties, and performance of lightweight composite structures, durability, damage tolerance, structural integrity and case studies on lightweight composite design for transport structures.

10. “Development of New Diesel Engines and Components Design (Special Publications)” by Society of Automotive Engineers
11. “Applications of New Diesel Engine and Component Design (S P (Society of Automotive Engineers))” by Society of Automotive Engineers
12. “Design and Development of New Engines and Components (Global mobility database)” by Society of Automotive Engineers

“Design and Development of New Engines and Components (Global mobility database)” Book Review: This book presents research in topics like application of a diamond-like carbon coating for aluminum alloy piston/bore and classical engine design calculations using spreadsheets. It also contains detailed research analysis of development of an assembled camshaft by mechanical bonding. Every application and topic is explained with the help of examples and steps are described thoroughly in a step-by-step manner. The presence of photos and diagrams make the subject matter easily understandable and provides a practice-oriented learning approach to the readers. The book provides theoretical as well as practical learning experience to the readers. It can be used for many academic purposes like research by scholars or students and will also benefit trained engineers looking to increase their knowledge of the subject-matter.


5. Automobile System Design

1. “Performance Exhaust Systems: How to Design, Fabricate, and Install” by Mike Mavrigian

“Performance Exhaust Systems: How to Design, Fabricate, and Install” Book Review: This book is designed for the students and professionals involved in study of exhaust system performance. It focuses on ways to fabricate a system for custom applications and achieve high performance exhaust systems. It includes the importance of the system’s components, design and materials in overall performance of the system. It covers discussion on layout, selection and fabrication of the parts of the exhaust system. The book covers the concept of catalytic converters, resonators and management of exhaust gases. Demonstration on use of tools to crush and bend the exhaust pipe is also involved. So, the book is highly focused on fabricating and fitting the exhaust system for achieving high performance.

2. “Design of an Automobile Theft Deterrent System” by Ajay Dhakshana Murthy

“Design of an Automobile Theft Deterrent System” Book Review: This book is meant for guidance and knowledge in design and implementation of Automobile Theft Deterrent System(ATDS). It focuses on creating an interactive ATDS using OpenAT OS. It includes application of merging GPS unit and GSM module in fleet management system. It covers the design that discusses the interfacing of the MEMS sensor for speed detection. It contains concepts of deactivation techniques which are based on Power Distribution System(PDS). The book also describes how the GPS data is written in a database and transferred to GIS to provide location on the map. Main feature and application of ATDS in deactivating the vehicle is also involved.

3. “Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems: Automotive Technology: Vehicle Maintenance and Repair” by Tom Denton

“Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems: Automotive Technology: Vehicle Maintenance and Repair” Book Review: This book is designed for students and professionals involved in the study of Automotive Technology. It includes the fundamentals of vehicle components, systems and latest techniques effective for vehicle maintenance. It explains the importance of identifying the faults and the need for good diagnostic skills. It provides guidance to technicians on developing the skills and improving the performance. The book contains examples and explanations of the latest technology using colourful pictures for better understanding.

4. “The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process, and Technology” by James Morgan and Jeffrey K Liker

“The Toyota Product Development System: Integrating People, Process, and Technology” Book Review: The book is designed for the professionals and researchers who are interested in the product development system of Toyota. It includes examination and analysis of the product development methodology that has made Toyota popular in the automotive industry. It focuses on concepts for optimizing the entire product development value stream. It contains the comparison of the development process of Toyota with the process of its U.S. competitor. The book includes concepts of variation in compound process, function workload leveling, integration of effective technology, synchronizing multiple disciplines and knowledge management. Various examples, illustrations and case studies are involved to deal with the challenges in process development.

5. “Computer Applications for Modeling, Simulation, and Automobile” by Tai-hoon Kim and Carlos Ramos

“Computer Applications for Modeling, Simulation, and Automobile” Book Review: This book is designed for students and professionals involved in the study of Automotive Technology. It comprises research and analysis of International Conferences, MAS and ASNT. It includes a presentation of papers which are carefully reviewed and selected from all others. The book focuses on different aspects of simulation and modeling. It covers computer applications of these in automobile science and technology.

6. “Automobile Suspensions” by Colin Campbell

“Automobile Suspensions” Book Review:The book is useful for the undergraduate students of Automobile Engineering. It focuses on the concept of elementary technology of automobile suspensions. It provides an explanation of the concepts of automobile systems. It explains an easy way for the calculations on suspension components. It involves discussion on concepts of dynamic steering behaviors, cornering behavior and road holding. The book has demonstrated the calculations using the SI units.

7. “Modern Automotive Technology” by James E Duffy

“Modern Automotive Technology” Book Review: This is a comprehensive textbook that describes the ASE automobile test areas. This book is designed for those who are involved in the automotive industry. It includes detailed discussion on construction, service, diagnosis and operation of automobiles and other vehicles. It details the construction, operation, diagnosis, service and repair of late-model automobiles and light trucks. It contains fundamental principles of system operation and processes for diagnostic and service procedure. The book involves latest developments in the automotive field which includes direct gasoline injection and hybrid technology. It provides reference for the certification tests of ASE automobiles. The book contains basic terminologies and numerous examples for explaining the topics. It also includes basic knowledge of electricity and electronics that is necessary for this field.

8. “Modeling and Control of Engines and Drivelines (Automotive Series)” by Lars Eriksson and Lars Nielsen

“Modeling and Control of Engines and Drivelines (Automotive Series)” Book Review: This book is meant for those who are involved in automotive technology and engineering. It focuses on the systems engineering and control systems of vehicle design. It contains explanations on basic dynamics of internal combustion engines and drivelines. It also covers concepts of turbocharging and supercharging in automobiles. This book also covers the application of models in current design of control and diagnosis systems. It involves description on analysis and development of powertrain systems. It contains various examples, case studies and problems with its solutions. It contains numerous examples and standard models including website hosting demonstration.

9. “Bonus-Malus Systems in Automobile Insurance (Huebner International Series on Risk, Insurance and Economic Security)” by imusti

“Bonus-Malus Systems in Automobile Insurance (Huebner International Series on Risk, Insurance and Economic Security)” Book Review: This book is helpful for those who are interested in automobiles and for policyholders. It includes guidance for insurers on merit rating in automobile third party liability insurance. It covers detailed discussion on bonus malus systems (BMS) in Europe and Asia. It provides models for designing BMS for companies to meet their objectives. The book contains the advantages and disadvantages of merit rating and review on probability distributions. It includes the tools for evaluation of toughness and provides classification of all systems. The models help to select the system suitable for the policyholders of the company.


6. Automotive Power Trains

1. “Key Technologies of Internal Combustion Engine, Electric Machine, and Components that compose Automotive Powertrains” by Yoshishige Ohyama

“Key Technologies of Internal Combustion Engine, Electric Machine, and Components that Compose Automotive Powertrains” Book Review: This book covers important topics in automotive engineering. It talks about how the fuel economy and emissions of the internal combustion engine are in conflicting relation. Many control strategies are presented in the book for spark ignition engines and diesel engines to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. The book also discusses effective means to reduce fuel consumption and exhaust emissions of internal combustion engines. The topics are explained with examples and application based procedures. The book is intended for automotive engineers, researchers and students.

2. “The Automotive Transmission Book” by Robert Fischer and Ferit Kücükay

“The Automotive Transmission Book” Book Review: This book provides information on systems and interactions in automotive transmission technology. The book also discusses in-depth the methodologies used to analyze and develop transmission concepts and designs. Functions of components of transmissions are explained along with interactions between the components. The book thus describes a basis for designing transmission systems and for determining their potentials and properties in vehicle-specific applications. It also explains how to determine their potentials and properties in vehicle-specific applications: passenger cars, trucks, buses, tractors and motorcycles. With these fundamentals, the presentation provides universal resources for both state-of-the-art and future transmission technologies, including systems for electric and hybrid electric vehicles. The book is designed for automotive engineers, researchers and students. The application based knowledge helps in gaining a practice-oriented approach along with theoretical understanding.

3. “Cost Effective Design of Hybrid Powertrains” by Jonas Hellgren

“Cost Effective Design of Hybrid Powertrains” Book Review: The book is a comprehensive guide to hybrid powertrains as more energy efficient alternative powertrains. It contains many design options for these powertrains. The practical know-how of choosing the correct components for powertrains are also discussed. The readers get to understand how the most cost effective choice depends on factors like fuel price, application and interest rate. A method for transforming pre-requisites to cost effective powertrains is presented in a thorough manner. Case studies are provided that help the readers to know the application based knowledge of the subject. In one case study a powertrain is adapted to a city bus route in Sweden. The book is useful for practising automotive engineers interested in manufacturing of cost effective powertrains.

4. “Automotive Engineering e-Mega Reference” by David Crolla

“Automotive Engineering e-Mega Reference” Book Review: This book brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the automotive field. The contents range from basic to advanced topics, i.e, from engines and transmissions to vehicle dynamics and modelling. In the beginning, fundamentals and key techniques of automotive engineering are described. The book provides all the essential material needed by Automotive Engineers on a day-to-day basis. It will be useful for automotive engineers working in the field of vehicle design and development. The articles included in the book are based on real-world applications and provide the readers with not just theoretical knowledge but practice-oriented understanding of the subject.

5. “High-performance Differentials, Axles and Drivelines” by Joseph Palazzolo

“High-performance Differentials, Axles and Drivelines” Book Review: This book describes the general methods used to build a differential or rear axle. It covers the working of high-performance axles and rear-ends such as the chevy 12-bolt, ford 8.8-inch and dana units. In addition, it explains rear differential basics, rear differential housings, rebuilding open rear differentials, limited-slip differentials, and factory differentials. Ring and pinion gears, axle housings, axle shafts, driveshafts, and U-joints are also covered. The book includes colored photos, diagrams and illustrations that help the readers to understand the applications easily. The book is useful for anyone looking to fix their own vehicles and for technicians and mechanics in garages.

6. “Automotive Transmissions: Fundamentals, Selection, Design and Application” by Harald Naunheimer and Bernd Bertsche

“Automotive Transmissions: Fundamentals, Selection, Design and Application” Book Review: This book gives a detailed account of the development process for automotive transmissions. It also covers the basics of transmission design and application engineering. The main topics included are overview of the traffic, vehicle transmission system, mediating the power flow in vehicles selecting the ratios, vehicle transmission systems and basic design principles. Other important topics discussed in the book are transmission control units product development process and manufacturing technology of vehicle transmissions. Along with theory, application based examples are also provided in the book. Later, it explains final drives, power take-offs and transfer gearboxes for 4-WD-vehicles are considered. Since the release of the first edition in 1999, there have been a lot of changes in the field of vehicles and transmissions. About 40% of the second edition’s content is new or revised with new data. The diagrams and illustrations with colored pictures provide technical know-how of the subject. The topics covered in the book are selecting the ratios, mediating the power flow in vehicles, layout and design of important components. It also explains overview of the traffic vehicle and basic design principles. The book explains variable transmissions and hybrid drives for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. It contains the latest advancement in this field.

7. “Automotive Transmissions and Power Trains” by William H Crouse and Donald L Anglin
8. “Handbook of Automotive Powertrain and Chassis Design” by John Fenton

“Handbook of Automotive Powertrain and Chassis Design” Book Review: This book is a research survey of automotive design techniques and analysis. It provides insight into analytical methods given in a variety of published sources such as technical journals, conference papers, and proceedings of engineering institutions. The book covers both- systems developments and analytical techniques. The nine chapters contain topics like the power unit and its environment, electric propulsion, vehicle suspension and ride, steering and handling, etc. The book is useful for practising automotive engineers and special vehicle engineers. It will also benefit graduate students for practical purposes. The papers discussed provide a technical and practice-oriented understanding to the readers.

9. “Automotive Powertrains (IMechE Seminar Publications)” by PEP (Professional Engineering Publishers)

“Automotive Powertrains (IMechE Seminar Publications)” Book Review: This book discusses topics across the whole field of automotive technology. The included topics are related to automotive electronics, manufacturing, powertrain, refinement, and safety. A selection of papers dealing with Automotive Powertrains is also presented in the book. Topics covered are hybrid powertrains, engine developments, driveline developments, transmissions, emissions and mechanical developments. The book is useful for automotive engineers, students and researchers. It contains case studies that help in a practical understanding of the subject.

10. “Automotive Manual Transmissions and Power Trains” by Donald L Anglin and William H Crouse


7. Automotive Safety

1. “Design Methods of Safety-Critical Electronic Automotive Systems” by Fulep Timea

“Design Methods of Safety-Critical Electronic Automotive Systems” Book Review: This comprehensive book explains the methods of safety in electronic automotive systems. These methods aim to reduce the number of accidents that happen due to the traffic volume on the road. This book has the knowledge regarding various stand-alone safety systems such as ABS and ESP. By the end of the book, the readers would have a fair idea as to how to achieve traffic safety and efficiency. The book is useful for automotive engineers who want to transform the safety standards for the betterment of society. It will also benefit the students in some specific engineering courses. The methods are described with the help of colored pictures and diagrams that help the readers to better understand the given topic. Examples are given throughout the book to help to give a practice-oriented approach to the readers.

2. “Brakes, Brake Control and Driver Assistance Systems (Bosch Professional Automotive Information)” by Konrad Reif

“Brakes, Brake Control and Driver Assistance Systems (Bosch Professional Automotive Information)” Book Review: This book is designed for the undergraduate students of Automotive Engineering. It includes discussion on development of braking systems in recent years. This book provides a detailed description of braking components and how they interact in electronic braking systems. The readers get to know how braking systems have been continuously developed and improved throughout the last years. The contents are based on three important aspects of the automotive systems- brakes, brake control and driver assistance systems. Anti Lock Braking System (ABS) and electronic stability program, which were the major milestones in the history of electronic braking systems, are discussed thoroughly. The book is useful for automotive engineers, students and researchers. The topics are discussed with examples to help the reader understand the concepts in a practical manner.

3. “Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2004 (VDI-Buch)” by Jürgen Valldorf and Wolfgang Gessner

“Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Applications 2004 (VDI-Buch)” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview of microsystems applications (MST) in automobiles. It describes how these applications introduce a series of new functions and at the same time replace the existing technologies offering improved performance and better value for money. Microsystems are described as an ICT- driven system. At last the readers are made aware of a series of challenges that arise regarding complexity, systems design, reliability, serviceability, etc. The book also contains the papers presented at the 8th AMAA international conference. A blend of practice-oriented and theoretical knowledge is provided to the readers. The book would benefit practising engineers in the field of automotive engineering. Some of the applications discussed in the book are engine management, exhaust, and air quality control, immobilizers, ABS, anti skid (ASC), and vehicle dynamics control (VDC), smart airbag systems. Some safety applications like obstacle detection and vision enhancement have also been explained in great detail. It is also useful for graduate students of automotive engineering.

4. “Transportation, Traffic Safety and Health ― Prevention and Health” by Hans V Holst and Ake Nygren

“Transportation, Traffic Safety and Health ― Prevention and Health” Book Review: This book demonstrates how transportation safety is becoming important throughout the world. It focuses on the safety standards, particularly in Africa. The subject of safety- road as well as airline safety is at the core of the book. The readers get to know how airline safety is becoming important in Africa as the continent grows and prospers and the demand for air travel expands. Other important issues covered in the book are how Africa relies heavily on road transportation, increasing numbers of highway fatalities, and the steep economic costs for Africa’s fragile, emerging market economies. The book provides a practical understanding with the help of case study. It will benefit engineers working on transport and safety. The book will also be useful for researchers.

5. “Railway Infrastructure Security (Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality)” by Roberto Setola and Antonio Sforza

“Railway Infrastructure Security (Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality)” Book Review: This book addresses crucial issues in the protection of railway systems, with the objective of enhancing the understanding of railway infrastructure security. It explains how to assess terrorist and criminal threats, design counter measures and implement effective security strategies. The book includes case studies from different countries in Europe and other countries. It raises an important issue and analyzes how the railway infrastructure system acts as a target for criminals and terrorists. Besides researchers and decision makers in the field, the book will benefit students interested in critical infrastructure protection. The readers get more practical understanding than just a theory based knowledge of the subject.

6. “Composite Structures: Safety Management” by Dr Bjorn F Backman

“Composite Structures: Safety Management” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the composites. It describes safety techniques showing some special methods for creating molds and composite copies of existing parts. Other topics like fabricating molds from clay models, and making advanced mold systems using computer modeling software and CNC equipment are also discussed thoroughly. Composite repairs are also covered in this book, along with a primer on computer-aided analysis of composites structures. Helpful how-to projects are also given that provide a practical understanding to the readers. The book is useful for technicians in garages and automotive engineers.

7. “Reliability and Safety Engineering (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering)” by Ajit Kumar Verma and Srividya Ajit

“Reliability and Safety Engineering (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering)” Book Review: The book describes the latest applications in the area of probabilistic safety assessment, such as technical specification optimization, risk monitoring and risk informed in-service inspection. It further includes uncertainty propagation methods such as monte carlo simulation, fuzzy arithmetic, dempster-shafer theory and probability bounds. Case studies from typical nuclear power plants as well as from structural, software and electronic systems are also discussed. The book is useful for practicing engineers, students and researchers in the areas of reliability engineering and risk analysis. Reliability and safety engineering is discussed with basic concepts and applications with state-of-the-art methods, thus providing a practice-oriented learning to readers.

8. “Automotive Engine Performance (5th Edition) (Automotive Systems Books)” by James D Halderman

“Automotive Engine Performance (5th Edition) (Automotive Systems Books)” Book Review: This book introduces the diagnosis and troubleshooting of automotive engine control systems. It provides a thorough understanding in topics such as digital storage oscilloscopes, fuel injection and ignition system diagnoses, five-gas exhaust analysis, emission testing, etc. The topics are explained with the help of diagrams and examples that provide a technical understanding of the subject matter. The illustrations and pictures included in the book make the learning experience easy and more interesting. The short answer questions and multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter help the readers to test their understanding. The book is useful for students pursuing courses in engine performance and driveability, computerized engine controls, automotive computers, and automotive fuel emissions.

9. “Automotive Safety Handbook” by Ulrich Seiffert & Lothar Wech

“Automotive Safety Handbook” Book Review: This book focuses on state of the art in-passenger car vehicle safety. It thoroughly describes how the occupant, the vehicle and the restraint system work together in frontal, lateral and rear impacts and rollover. The book further describes basic relationships and new developments related to accident avoidance (including the man/machine interface) and mitigation of injuries. The book features thorough discussion of the interrelationships among the occupant, the vehicle, and the restraint system. The readers get a practice-oriented understanding along with theoretical knowledge. The book is designed for students and researchers interested in modern safety standards in vehicles. It will also benefit practising automotive engineers working in the field of automotive safety techniques.


8. Automotive Simulation

1. “Car Crashes without Cars: Lessons about Simulation Technology and Organizational Change from Automotive Design (Acting with Technology)” by Paul M Leonardi

“Car Crashes without Cars: Lessons about Simulation Technology and Organizational Change from Automotive Design (Acting with Technology)” Book Review: This book covers the implementation of computer based simulation technology. Changes in organization and technology are present in the book. It explains why they change as people do.

2. “Automotive NVH Technology (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)” by Anton Fuchs and Eugenius Nijman

“Automotive NVH Technology (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)” Book Review: This book covers selected noise, vibration and harshness. It focuses on automotive vehicle development and increased passenger comfort. This book contains topics such as vehicle electrification and lightweight design. It discusses sound optimization, downsized engines and noise optimization. It explains the optimization of power trains and weight reduction options for exhaust systems. Information on porous materials, vibro acoustic analysis and geared systems are highlighted in this book.

3. “Modelling, Simulation and Control of Two-Wheeled Vehicles (Automotive Series)” by Mara Tanelli and Matteo Corno

“Modelling, Simulation and Control of Two-Wheeled Vehicles (Automotive Series)” Book Review: This book introduces new features of two wheeled vehicles. It mentions the tools, approaches, simulations and control designs of modelling. It highlights the academic scenarios and various experimental tests. This book includes motor cycle control from an industrial perspective. It covers reports of instrumented vehicles. This book acts as a guide for industrial practitioners and people interested in two wheeler vehicles.

4. “Vehicle Dynamics: Modeling and Simulation” by Dieter Schramm and Manfred Hiller

“Vehicle Dynamics: Modeling and Simulation” Book Review: This book features the mathematical descriptions of automobiles and its fundamentals. This book contains single track models and three dimensional multi body models. Different models of real cars and validation of simulation are covered in this text. The book highlights the driving maneuvers and simulators of research and industry. It includes topics such as conception, implementation and its applications.

5. “Simulation of Vehicle Accidents using PC-Crash” by Andreas Moser and Wojciech Wach

“Simulation of Vehicle Accidents using PC-Crash” Book Review: This book introduces mathematical models and the nature of road accidents. It mentions the inter relationships between the partial models and objects. Information on biomechanical objects, kinematics, reconstruction calculations and collisions are covered in this book. It consists of time distance analysis. The book provides chapters on PC crash, programming sequences, photogrammetric transformation and visualisation.

6. “Atmospheric and Space Flight Dynamics: Modeling and Simulation with MATLAB® and Simulink® (Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology)” by Ashish Tewari

“Atmospheric and Space Flight Dynamics: Modeling and Simulation with MATLAB® and Simulink® (Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology)” Book Review: This book focuses on atmospheric and space flight. It mentions the mathematical concepts and principles of rigorous presentation. It highlights matlab and Simulink with examples. Different exercises and solutions are covered in this book. It acts as a guide for graduate and undergraduate students.

7. “Design and Simulation of Four Stroke Engines” by Gordon P Blair

“Design and Simulation of Four Stroke Engines” Book Review: This book features mechanical engine designs and its assistance. It highlights topics such as gas dynamics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and combustion. Other characteristics of performance are present in the book. It covers power, torque, fuel consumption and noise emissions.

8. “Automotive Simulation ’91: Proceedings of the 3rd European Cars/Trucks, Simulation Symposium Schliersee, Germany, October 1991” by Moshe R Heller

“Automotive Simulation ’91: Proceedings of the 3rd European Cars/Trucks, Simulation Symposium Schliersee, Germany, October 1991” Book Review: This book mentions the automotive mathematical modelling and simulation in theory. Information on traditional Detroit, industries and other simulation techniques are covered in this book. Different papers of international technical standards are present in the book.

9. “Automotive Vibration Control Technology: Fundamentals, Materials, Construction, Simulation, and Applications” by TrelleborgVibracoustics

“Automotive Vibration Control Technology: Fundamentals, Materials, Construction, Simulation, and Applications” Book Review: This book highlights the isolations, solutions and vibrations in automobiles. It focuses on vibration control technology, product development and durability testing. Information on powertrain, chassis technology and commercial vehicles are present in the book. This book provides use of air springs, torsional vibration dampers and mass dampers. It acts as a reference for supply industries, vehicle engineers and technicians. It is also beneficial for the people interested in the elastomer industry, material science and engineering.

10. “Rolling of Advanced High Strength Steels: Theory, Simulation and Practice” by Jingwei Zhao and Zhengyi Jiang

“Rolling of Advanced High Strength Steels: Theory, Simulation and Practice” Book Review: This book acts as a guide for research and theoretical programs of AHSSs. This is also a good reference for scientists, engineers, metallurgists and graduate students. This book covers the heat treatment technologies. It highlights the performance demands of automotive parts. This book provides the latest developments and advances of rolling technologies. The history of AHSSs, simulation, advances and types are included in the book. Thermomechanical processing technologies and various case studies are present in the book.


9. Automotive Transmission

1. “How to Rebuild and Modify Ford C4 and C6 Automatic Transmissions (Workbench)” by George Reid

“How to Rebuild and Modify Ford C4 and C6 Automatic Transmissions (Workbench)” Book Review: This book explains the process of rebuilding and modifying the Ford C4 and C6 process step-by-step, from removing the transmission from the vehicle. Also, it covers the process to complete disassembly and cleaning, careful reassembly, proper re-installation and road testing. In addition, if the transmission will be used in a high-performance or competition situation, the book includes the various steps required to bolster the unit’s strength, using commonly available aftermarket components. Each chapter contains special notes, sidebars and technical tips to help the reader. Some refer to safety, time-saving advice, small modifications that may long-term durability are also discussed. This book is a technical guide for the ones looking to rebuild or modify Ford C4 and C6 automatic transmission.

2. “Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles” by James D Halderman

“Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview of the operating principles as well as the service and repair procedures for modern automatic transmission transaxles. The book explains the generic theory underlying the operation, diagnosis and repair of the units and subassemblies found in the many makes and types of vehicles students are likely to encounter in their work. The book provides full-color, media-integrated solutions for today’s students and instructors covering all eight areas of ASE certification, plus additional titles covering common courses.

3. “Automatic transmissions: automotive” by Mathias F Brejcha
4. “Bosch Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics (Bosch Professional Automotive Information)” by Robert Bosch GmbH

“Bosch Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics (Bosch Professional Automotive Information)” Book Review: This is a reference guide to automotive electrics and electronics. This book serves as a perfect reference for automotive engineers, formulated by one of the largest automotive equipment suppliers. It also includes new and updated material regarding this field. For a better understanding of the reader’s diagrams, graphs, photographs and tables are used. The main topics covered are regarding the vehicle electrical systems such as system architecture, control, components and sensors, application in the motor vehicle, including electrical energy management (EEM) and discusses the topic of inter-system networking within the vehicle. This book is for automotive and design engineers, automotive technicians in training, mechanics and technicians in garages. It may also be of interest to teachers and lecturers at colleges.

5. “Simulation of the Noise Transmission through Automotive Door Seals (Wissenschaftliche Reihe Fahrzeugtechnik Universität Stuttgart)” by Andreas Hazir

“Simulation of the Noise Transmission through Automotive Door Seals (Wissenschaftliche Reihe Fahrzeugtechnik Universität Stuttgart)” Book Review: This book tells about the door seal contribution to the interior noise level of production vehicles. These investigations contain experimental contribution analyses of real production vehicles and academic test cases and deal with the development of a simulation methodology for noise transmission through sealing systems and side windows. The simulations are realized by coupling transient computational aeroacoustics of the exterior flow to nonlinear finite element simulations of the structural transmission. This book covers techniques to achieve feasibility of numerical contribution analyses of real production vehicles a linear transmission model is introduced also minimizing the cost.

6. “Automotive Technology:Manual Transmissions” by Jack Erjavec

“Automotive Technology: Manual Transmissions” Book Review: The book teaches in a unique format. The chapters include theory, diagnosis, service and repair for manual transmission systems, sub-topics and components. It is a student-friendly book with illustrations and photos that help students learn visually. After the completion of the book, an ASE practice exam in the Appendix allows students to test their skills.


10. Automotive Chassis, Suspension and Components Design

1. “The Automotive Chassis: Volume 1: Components Design (Mechanical Engineering Series)” by Giancarlo Genta and L Morello

“The Automotive Chassis: Volume 1: Components Design (Mechanical Engineering Series)” Book Review: The book is designed for the undergraduate students and researchers involved in the field of Automotive Technology. It covers a wide range of topics related to automotive chassis. The book aims to be a reference book in automotive technology and automotive chassis. The book is a result of a decade of work heavily sponsored by the FIAT group. It contains chapters based on design of automotive components. This includes wheels, suspensions, brakes, steering and transmissions. Different aspects of the design of a vehicle as a system are also included in the book. Application of transmission for applying engine torque to the wheels. It covers mathematical models that are used for design and analysis of the vehicle. It includes detailed study of factors affecting vehicle performance.
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2. “The Automotive Chassis” by Peter Martin Heldt

“The Automotive Chassis” Book Review: This book is designed for those who are interested in the field of automotive chassis and technology. It focuses on the discussion of chassis systems of Automotive Technology. It covers the explanation of brakes, suspension and steering in detail. The book includes different aspects of brakes such as drums, friction materials and rotors. It also gives information on drive shafts, axles, front and rear wheel and vibration analysis. Concepts of troubleshooting and diagnosis of worn and damaged parts is also covered. It contains colored pictures and drawings to explain various concepts.

3. “Chassis Engineering” by Herb Adams

“Chassis Engineering” Book Review: This extensive book is written to illustrate how complex principle of suspension geometry and chassis design work. This book is designed for those who are interested in the field of automotive chassis and technology. It includes basic principles of suspension geometry and chassis design. The content of this book is designed in a way that a tyro can have a grip on these topics. To make it more appealing and easy to understand more photos & illustrations are included for design, build & tuning this machine. It explains the importance of precise and predictable handling in high performance driving. The book also involves a description of cornering speed as a key to winning. It contains diagrams and illustrations to describe the ultimate chassis for maximum cornering speed.

4. “Automotive Chassis” by Tim Gilles

“Automotive Chassis” Book Review: This book is designed for those who are interested in the field of automotive chassis and technology. It focuses on the discussion of chassis systems of Automotive Technology. It covers the explanation of brakes, suspension and steering in detail. The book includes different aspects of brakes such as drums, friction materials and rotors. It also gives information on drive shafts, axles, front and rear wheel and vibration analysis. Concepts of troubleshooting and diagnosis of worn and damaged parts is also covered. It contains colored pictures and drawings to explain various concepts.

5. “Automotive Chassis Sizing Optimization” by Jagadev Biradar

“Automotive Chassis Sizing Optimization” Book Review: The book is meant for the study of Automotive chassis in the field of Automotive Technology. It includes the explanation of the driving process by various manufacturing and performance conditions. It covers concepts of weight saving efforts in design cycles. It provides information on the size optimization in the actual chassis frame. The model and statistical analysis of chassis using MSC/NASTRAN is also involved. The optimization runs were carried out using house code GENSIZ. These optimizations result in designing cycles with significant weight savings. It also explains about FE models designed using Hypermesh. Whenever designing any chassis, weight plays a major role in its selection. This comprehensive text talks about what are the effective ways to achieve this. This book covers the various optimization approaches for achieving the desired goal without compromising its performance.

6. “Advanced Race Car Chassis Technology HP1562: Winning Chassis Design and Setup for Circle Track and Road Race Cars” by Bob Bolles

“Advanced Race Car Chassis Technology HP1562: Winning Chassis Design and Setup for Circle Track and Road Race Cars” Book Review: This book is designed for those who are interested in the field of Chassis and automotive technology. It includes discussion on the latest technology in racing cars. It provides an explanation on designing, building and suspension for stock and road race cars. The book also includes concepts of chassis dynamics, racing aerodynamics and chassis software. Also, the theory of shock and spring, steering systems and suspension geometry are explained.

7. “SO-CAL Speed Shop’s How to Build Hot Rod Chassis” by Timothy Remus

“SO-CAL Speed Shop’s How to Build Hot Rod Chassis” Book Review: This book is meant for those who are interested in the field of Chassis and automotive technology. It focuses on building hot rod chassis for the models. It covers the step by step process of planning and building a frame in sequence. It explains the theory of front and rear suspensions, spring, brakes, wheels and plumbing. Various techniques and strategies used for designing and building hot rod chassis are involved in the book. It also contains interviews of some stylists and builders for guidance.

8. “Automotive Chassis Systems: Steering, Suspension, Alignment and Brakes” by David A Coghlan
9. “Chassis Design: Principles and Analysis” by William F Milliken and Douglas L Milliken

“Chassis Design: Principles and Analysis” Book Review: This book is meant for those who are interested in the field of Chassis and automotive technology. It includes information on recent developments and practical application of chassis technology. It contains concepts of steady state and transient cornering. Effects of steering and slip angle are discussed in detail. The book covers topics of oscillations of the upspring, skew rates and suspension linkages. It contains numerous examples and tables for the explanation and better understanding.

10. “The Automotive Chassis: Engineering Principles” by Jornsen Reimpell and Helmut Stoll

“The Automotive Chassis: Engineering Principles” Book Review: This comprehensive guide for the metal frame of the automotive presents a modern picture for vehicle building and design engineers in education and working professionals. This book is helpful for the Engineering Design and fundamental mechanical systems. It focuses on the information of chassis systems of Automotive Technology. It covers the concept of brakes, suspension and steering in detail. The book includes new technology in four wheelers and suspension design. It also gives description on drive shafts, axles, front and rear wheel and vibration analysis. Concepts of troubleshooting and diagnosis of worn and damaged parts is also covered. It contains colored pictures and diagrams to explain various concepts.

11. “Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems Shop Manual” by Mark Schnubel


11. Automotive Control System

1. “Automotive Control Systems: For Engine, Driveline, and Vehicle” by Uwe Kiencke and Lars Nielsen

“Automotive Control Systems: For Engine, Driveline, and Vehicle” Book Review: This book is helpful for the undergraduate students of Automotive engineering as well as Mechanical engineering. It focuses on the automotive control systems and understanding the vehicle and engine models. This enhances the safety and comfort and reduces fuel consumption. It includes methods and integrated approaches for optimizing fuel consumption and emission of engines. Topics like diagnosis, anti jerking, diesel engine and vehicle modeling are also covered. The book involves comparison between performance and modeling using practical examples. It also contains concepts of vehicle specific signal processing and automatic control.

2. “Introduction to Hybrid Vehicle System Modeling and Control” by Wei Liu

“Introduction to Hybrid Vehicle System Modeling and Control” Book Review: This book is meant for the engineering students involved in hybrid vehicle modeling and control problems. It focuses on modeling, simulation, designing, control and performance analysis of the hybrid vehicles. It provides guidance on energy storage systems and management strategies for solving performance problems. It includes solutions ranging from engine fluctuation problems to active electric control systems. The book contains information on characteristics and mathematical models for system configurations. It also covers models for analyzing performance and calculating fuel economy and emission. It contains explanations with the use of figures and sketches for better understanding.

3. “Synchronization Methods for Dual-Core Automotive Control-Systems” by Christian Stoif

“Synchronization Methods for Dual-Core Automotive Control-Systems” Book Review: This book is meant for students and professionals involved in the field of automotive technology. It focuses on the synchronization methods in processor core systems. It explains about multiple parallel processing in embedded systems. It provides a description of coherence and consistency of shared memory by software and hardware. It includes practical examinations on logical steps of single to dual core systems. The book contains results and analysis of all synchronization methods necessary for hardware solutions.

4. “Automotive Mechatronics: Operational and Practical Issues: Volume II: 2 (Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering)” by B T Fijalkowski

“Automotive Mechatronics: Operational and Practical Issues: Volume II: 2 (Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering)” Book Review: This book is designed for scientists, professionals and engineers involved in Automotive Technology. It focuses on heterogeneous automotive vehicle system approach for issues of automotive mechatronics. It includes discussion on control systems in modern vehicles. It involves design and development of vehicle dynamics, brakes, shock, steering and powertrains. The book covers basic concepts of automotive vehicle displacement, suspension and conversion systems. It involves information on different control systems such as RBW, DBW AWD, BBW AWB, SBW AWS and ABW AWA.

5. “Advanced Topics in Control Systems Theory” by Julio Antonio Loría Perez and Françoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue

“Advanced Topics in Control Systems Theory” Book Review: This book is designed for those who are involved in study of control systems in automotive technology. It focuses on the advanced topics in the theory of control systems. It provides explanations on the latest technology and concepts in this field. This includes observer design, stability and analysis of the systems. In addition, non linear optimal control and structural properties of linear systems are discussed in this book.

6. “Automotive Air Conditioning and Climate Control Systems” by Steven Daly

“Automotive Air Conditioning and Climate Control Systems” Book Review: This book is meant for the students and professionals involved in automotive technology. It focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of vehicle climate control systems. It explains the current and future systems and technologies involved in this field. It describes the latest developments and legestion in air conditioning systems. The book provides information about refrigerants, A/C systems and possible replacement systems. It also covers detailed discussion on European and U.S. HVAC systems. It contains numerous examples and illustrations as well as practical case studies of various companies.

7. “Automatic Wireless Remote Control Car with Surveillance Camera” by Uddin Mohammad Jalal and Ullah Aasim

“Automatic Wireless Remote Control Car with Surveillance Camera” Book Review: This book is meant for the undergraduate students of Automotive as well as Signals and Systems Engineering. It discusses the recent developments in the field of surveillance systems. It involves information on close circuit television(CCTV) which is used in analog systems. It includes an explanation of Radio frequency controlled cars with android cell phone cameras. The book also covers information about IP Webcam which is a free application for android cell phones. Various techniques used for watching audio and video from cameras in the supervisory PC(personal computer) are also discussed. It also includes research and projects involved in this field.


12. Auxiliary Systems of Automotive Engines

1. “AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING” by S RAMACHANDRAN and A KARTHIKEYAN

“AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING” Book Review: This book has been designed for undergraduate and graduate students of mechanical, electonical, production engineering. Researchers and teachers also can use this book. This book deals with manufacturing, machinery and mechanical procedures. This book has several chapters which explain vehicle structures and engine to engine auxiliary systems. This book also explains about transmission systems and steering mechanisms with proper study. It also explains the mechanism behind breaks and suspension systems. It also explains different alternative energy sources to run automobiles in the market. It also provides brief study about various researchers made on finding new resources of energy.

2. “Fundamentals of Automotive and Engine Technology (Bosch Professional Automotive Information)” by Konrad Reif

“Fundamentals of Automotive and Engine Technology (Bosch Professional Automotive Information)” Book Review: Electronic driver assistance systems and hybrid technology are of the greatest importance and both cannot be ignored by today’s car drivers. Hybrid drives and the operation of hybrid vehicles are characteristic of contemporary automotive technology. This book contains a comprehensive description of significant components of automotive technology. The book has illustrations for better understanding.

3. “How to Tune and Modify Automotive Engine Management Systems – All New Edition: Upgrade Your Engine to Increase Horsepowe (Motorbooks Workshop)” by Jeff Hartman

“How to Tune and Modify Automotive Engine Management Systems – All-New Edition: Upgrade Your Engine to Increase Horsepower (Motorbooks Workshop)” Book Review: For extracting higher performance from today’s automobiles in a safe, reliable and driveable fashion understanding fuel injection and engine management systems is important. The book explains the basics of fuel injection and the building of complex project cars. The book covers the latest developments in fuel-injection and engine management technology used by both foreign and domestic manufacturers. No other book in the market covers the subject of engine management systems from as many angles and as comprehensively as this book.

4. “Diesel Engine Management (Bosch Professional Automotive Information)” by Konrad Reif

“Diesel Engine Management (Bosch Professional Automotive Information)” Book Review: This book explains today’s diesel injection systems and electronic control. It focuses on minimizing emissions and exhaust-gas treatment. The book includes information about the lower fuel consumption, reduced exhaust-gas emissions. Quiet engines are making greater demands on the engine and fuel-injection systems.

5. “Bosch Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics (Bosch Professional Automotive Information)” by Robert Bosch GmbH

“Bosch Automotive Electrics and Automotive Electronics (Bosch Professional Automotive Information)” Book Review: This book is a guide to automotive electrics and electronics. This book defines automotive engineers, compiled by one of the world’s largest automotive equipment suppliers including new and updated material. Topics are covered in a descriptive way with diagrams, graphs, photographs and tables for a better understanding of the subject. The book also provides a description of the concept of hybrid drive, a topic that is particularly current due to its ability to reduce fuel consumption and therefore CO2 emissions. This book will help automotive engineers and design engineers, automotive technicians in training and mechanics and technicians in garages. It may also be useful to teachers/ lecturers and students at vocational colleges, and enthusiasts.​

6. “Automotive Engines: Control, Estimation, Statistical Detection” by Alexander A Stotsky

“Automotive Engines: Control, Estimation, Statistical Detection” Book Review:
This book covers a wide coverage of automotive engine control and estimation problems and their solutions. It addresses idle speed control, cylinder flow estimation, engine torque and friction estimation, engine misfire, engine knock detection. The book gives a wide collection of tools and new techniques useful to automotive engine control and estimation problems. It shows the statistical detection of engine problems such as misfire or knock events and how it can be used to build a new generation of robust engine functionality. This book is useful to practicing automotive engineers, black belts working in the automotive industry, lecturers and students as it provides wide coverage of engine control and estimation problems, detailed descriptions of useful techniques in automotive applications and future trends and challenges in engine functionality.

7. “Gasoline Engine Management (Bosch Professional Automotive Information)” by Konrad Reif

“Gasoline Engine Management (Bosch Professional Automotive Information)” Book Review: The book explains technical concepts such as gasoline direct injection helped to save fuel up to 20 % and reduce CO2-emissions. It also describes cylinder charge control, fuel injection, ignition and catalytic emission-control systems which provides a comprehensive overview of today´s gasoline engines. This book also covers emission-control systems and explains the diagnostic systems. The book provides information on engine management systems and emission-control regulations.

8. “Diesel Generator Auxiliary Systems and Instruments” by Abdulqader and Mohammad

“Diesel Generator Auxiliary Systems and Instruments” Book Review: The covers all diesel generator auxiliary systems and instruments. It provides useful information and is considered to be a good introductory book on diesel generator design. The book explains the diesel engine ratings and categorization, engine components, speed governing, electronic engine controls, fuel system, cooling system, coolant specs, lube oil system, oil specs, exhaust system, indicating instruments. This book is written for all people working in the diesel generators business, design and technical sales engineers who are willing to increase their knowledge in this subject. The book also contains some tutorial questions at the end of each chapter.

9. “Model Submarine Technology: Radio Control Systems, Auxiliary Functions, Diving Techniques, Attitude Control” by Norbert Bruggen and Lee Wisedale

“Model Submarine Technology: Radio Control Systems, Auxiliary Functions, Diving Techniques, Attitude Control” Book Review: This book translated from German explains essential aspects of building successful model submarines, from basic hull construction, waterproof bulkheads and glands, radio requirements, diving and surfacing using ballast tanks, and optional extras such as working periscope, camera, torpedoes and underwater grapple for the submersible.

10. “Auxiliary Signal Design in Fault Detection and Diagnosis (Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences)” by Xue J Zhang

“Auxiliary Signal Design in Fault Detection and Diagnosis (Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences)” Book Review: This book provides a systematic method for auxiliary signal design in fault detection and diagnosis. It covers systems that can be represented by linear or linearised multiple-input, multiple-output stochastic models. Everything is explained using simple examples and plots. Basic knowledge of probability theory, statistical inference, matrix and control theory is required. This book is for postgraduates, researchers, final year undergraduates, especially those who work on a project related to testing signal designs, fault detection, or modeling.


13. Body and Chassis Engineering

1. “Automobile Engineering Vol I (Automobile Chassis and Body)” by Kirpal Singh

“Automobile Engineering Vol I (Automobile Chassis & Body)” Book Review: This is a comprehensive book designed for the engineering students. Apart from the students this also comes handy for the automobile working professionals. The text contents include The Chassis Construction, Clutches, Transmission, The Drive Line, Suspension System, Front Axle and steering, Wheels and Tyres. This book also covers the agenda for Brakes, Lighting System & Safety Considerations. For enhancing the understanding of readers many diagrams and photographic illustration are also included. At the end of each chapter short answer type questions and MCQ’s are also included to assess the command over the topic.

2. “Chassis, Body and Transmission-II” by Nehra
3. “Automotive Chassis and Body” by William H Crouse and Donald L Anglin

“Automotive Chassis and Body: Suspension, Steering, Alignment, Brakes, Tires, Air Conditioning 5th Edition” Book Review: This book illustrates the fundamentals of the automotive. It covers the basic principles of the important automotive systems & components. It is also advantageous for people related to servicing & maintenance as it covers the details of the procedures conducted while performing servicing.

4. “Motor Vehicle Structures: Concepts and Fundamentals” by J C Brown and A John Robertson

“Motor Vehicle Structures: Concepts and Fundamentals” Book Review: This comprehensive book is designed for the practicing engineers. The approach of this text is structural mechanics in the mass-producing of car body integral passengers. This writing contains the uncomplicated structural surface method for modeling vehicle structure and analyzing load paths. Lastly to understand this concept better and tighten up some loose ends some case studies are also included which are related to the real life designs problems.

5. “Motor Vehicle Engineering: The Chassis” by Ethelbert Favary

“Motor Vehicle Engineering: The Chassis (Classic Reprint) Paperback – May 4, 2017” Book Review: This illustrative book is a replica of the major historical work in this field. Bygone books use current technologies to regenerate the work. The main focus is to conserve the original format at the same time correcting some deformity that are in the former copy. In exceptional cases some deformities may be corrected such as a blemish or missing page.


14. Automotive Pollution and Control

1. “Fuels and Pollution Control (Automobile Pollution Control Engineering)” by R B Gupta

“Fuels and Pollution Control (Automobile Pollution Control Engineering)” Book Review: This book contains an in-depth overview of pollution control systems in automobiles. It describes the working of these systems in different kinds of automotive systems. Various aspects of automobile pollution control engineering are discussed in the book. It is designed for practising automotive engineers. Also useful for postgraduate and undergraduate students of related engineering courses. The illustrations related to the topic are provided that helps in a better understanding of the subject. Technical know-how is also explained with the help of step-by-step procedures and diagrams. The short answer questions and multiple choice questions help the readers to test their understanding of the subject matter.

2. “Automobile Catalytic Converters” by Kathleen C Taylor

“Automobile Catalytic Converters” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive guide to the automotive catalytic converter technology that is used for the purification of automotive exhaust gases. In the beginning, it describes how this process of purification of gases is required in today’s world for the purpose of preservation of the environment. The contents of the book are emission regulations in the United States, exhaust emission characteristics, emission control technology, converters, control system, catalyst Screening, laboratory testing and other related topics. The book is useful for automotive engineers working in the field of catalytic converters, researchers and students of the related subject. The questions given at the end of each chapter help the students to test their understanding of the subject. The application based examples provide a practice-oriented approach to the readers.

3. “Catalytic Air Pollution Control: Commercial Technology” by Ronald M Heck and Robert J Farrauto

“Catalytic Air Pollution Control: Commercial Technology” Book Review: This book offers a detailed account of various kinds of modern catalytic technology. It focuses on commercial technology as the primary source for commercial catalytic air pollution control technology. It covers all the new advances in technology in automotive catalyst control technology and diesel engine catalyst control technology. Small engine catalyst control technology and alternate sustainable fuels for auto and diesel have also been discussed in detail. The book provides a blend of theoretical and application based understandinding. It is useful for engineers working in commercial technology and students in automotive engineering courses.

4. “Automobiles and Pollution” by Paul Degobert and Nissim Marshall

“Automobiles and Pollution” Book Review: This book explores the impact of automobile emissions on air pollution. It focuses mainly on the share of pollution that can actually be attributed to the use of vehicles. After general information on atmospheric pollution, the book’s focus then shifts to a more in-depth analysis of how pollutants can be eliminated from car exhaust emissions. In its fourteen chapters the book covers characterization of air pollution, an inventory of air pollutants, air pollution and health, air pollution and the environment laws and regulation, and other related topics. The book is intended for automotive engineers working with the pollution control in automobiles and students studying automotive engineering.

5. “A report on automobile fuel economy” by United States. Environmental Protection Agency

“A report on automobile fuel economy” Book Review: This book focuses on the ongoing efforts to reduce fuel consumption. The factors described in the book responsible for this reduction are increased engine performance, reduced friction, use of lightweight materials, and reduced aerodynamic drag. The results of experiments assessing the various factors affecting fuel economy have been described in the book. This provides a practical understanding of the subject along with theoretical knowledge. It summarizes many of the state-of-the-art theories and data, and provides extensive lists of references to the readers. It is useful for specialists and practicing engineers interested in the fuel economy of automobiles.

6. “How to Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners” by Tracy Martin

“How to Use Automotive Diagnostic Scanners” Book Review: This book helps to understand how to choose the right scanner so that it would work effectively on modern cars. It teaches the readers how these scanners can be used to diagnose operational faults. The book also examines the working of these scanners so that they can be used as low-budget data acquisition systems and dynamometers, so that the performance of vehicles can be maximized. It is illustrated with photos and diagrams to help the readers understand OBD-I and OBD-II systems. Also includes a comprehensive list of codes and what they mean. The book is useful for practising automotive engineers and students.

7. “Air Pollution, the Automobile, and Public Health” by The Health Effects Institute and National Academy of Sciences

“Air Pollution, the Automobile, and Public Health” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive study of atmospheric exposure and the biological effects of toxic substances emitted by automobiles. It examines what is known and not known about the human health risks of automotive emissions. The book combines scientific and institutional learning that helps the readers to understand the subject theoretically as well as practically. The book covers topics related to air pollution and studies in-depth how the pollution emitted by automobiles affect public health and what can be done to reduce this effect. The book is useful for automotive engineers working with reducing the air pollution caused by automobiles. It will also benefit students and researchers.

8. “Automotive Fuel and Emissions Control Systems (Professional Technician)” by James D Halderman and James Linder

“Automotive Fuel and Emission Control Systems, Third Edition” Book Review: This book is designed to include the topics covered in the NATEF program. This comprehensive text covers all aspects of automotive fuel and emissions. It emphasizes diagnosis and troubleshooting, and features tech tips and diagnostic stories throughout. This provides the readers with a practical understanding of the subject matter. The book covers topics such as engine performance (ASE A8 content area) and the advanced engine performance (L1) ASE. By combining these two complementary subjects into one comprehensive textbook, the readers are able to get a thorough understanding of the subject in just one book. It is designed for automotive engineers, researchers and students.

9. “Automobiles and Pollution” by Paul Degobert and Nissim Marshall

“Automobiles and Pollution” Book Review: This book explores the impact of automobile emissions on air pollution. It focuses mainly on the share of pollution that can actually be attributed to the use of vehicles. After general information on atmospheric pollution, the book’s focus shifts to a more in-depth analysis of how pollutants can be eliminated from car exhaust emissions. In its fourteen chapters the book covers characterization of air pollution, an inventory of air pollutants, air pollution and health, air pollution and the environment laws and regulation, and other related topics. The book is intended for automotive engineers working with the pollution control in automobiles and students studying automotive engineering.

10. “Automobile Pollution: Concern, Priorities and Challenges – a Collection of 21 Papers” by S K Agarwal

“Automobile Pollution: Concern, Priorities and Challenges – a Collection of 21 Papers” Book Review: This book presents a state-of-the-art review of automobile pollution and standards and regulations. It covers the two principal international systems of vehicle emission standards: those of North America and Europe. An evaluation of measures for controlling emissions from in-use vehicles is also given in the book. It also describes the role of fuels in reducing vehicle emissions. After that the benefits that could be gained by reformulating conventional fuels and the potential benefits of alternative cleaner fuels are also included. The book will benefit automotive engineers interested in learning technologies related to cleaner fuels for vehicles. The research included in the book provides a practical knowledge of the subject to readers.


15. Automotive Instrumentation

1. “Automotive Computer and Digital Instrumentation” by Robert N Brady

“Automotive Computer and Digital Instrumentation” Book Review: This book includes description of some important topics in automotive engineering. When it comes to automotive engineering, the mainstream aspects like engine, fuel, battery etc. normally come to the mind. But the other technical aspects are equally important. Some of these aspects are computer and digital instrumentation. The book explains in great detail these topics which are important for the working of automotive systems. The book starts with basic topics of computer and digital instrumentation in automotive systems. Then it goes on to discuss the in-depth working of these systems. Every topic is analyzed with the help of examples and pictures. This helps the readers to better comprehend the topic and apply the theory in practice. The book is useful for automotive engineers, and students looking to succeed in the course.

2. “Instrument Panel Design Issues” by Society of Automotive Engineers

“Instrument Panel Design Issues” Book Review: This book provides extensive study of the problems faced by automotive engineers in the field. The issues discussed are related to instrument panel design which are commonly found in modern automotive systems. The instrumental panel is an important part of a vehicle and due care must be taken while handling it. The book describes how the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC), or vehicle dashboard, is one of the few devices with which the vehicle communicates to the driver and therefore how important it is to take care of this system. The book then goes on to describe devices such as a driver information center and heads-up display which are considered subsystems or add-on devices to the IPC. The book is ideal for automotive engineers, students and researchers. The research included in the book provides the readers with a practical approach to learning of panel design issues.

4. “Smart Structures in Instrumentation for Astronomy” by Marco Riva

“Smart Structures in Instrumentation for Astronomy” Book Review- This book provides a comprehensive approach to systems with which smart structures are ported into design and construction of next generation instrumentation for Astronomy. In order to include a practice-oriented approach , the book uses an optical spherical mirror with actively deformable curvature for technological and numerical research. Numerical tools are used for the performance evaluation. The technology developed for the embedding of SMA actuators in smart structures including the interface analysis with the host material is described. Some possible performance modelling approaches and control systems of the actuators are also addressed. The book is designed for space engineering enthusiasts and astronomical engineers and will also benefit students of related subjects.

5. “Reeds Vol 10: Instrumentation and Control Systems (Reeds Marine Engineering and Technology Series)” by Gordon Boyd and Leslie Jackson

“Reeds Vol 10: Instrumentation and Control Systems (Reeds Marine Engineering and Technology Series)” Book Review: The book is based on the topic of instrumentation and control systems and their application to marine engineering. It covers established processes and protocols and extensive developing technology. The content ranges from simple measurement devices to highly sophisticated automated control and instrumentation systems. It also includes a section on electrical equipment in hazardous areas describing hazards, gas groups and temperature classifications. SMART sensors and protocols as well as computer based systems are also described. The book is created for professional trainees studying Merchant Navy Marine Engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC). It will also benefit Electrical/Marine Engineering undergraduate students.

6. “Instrumentation, Measurements, and Experiments in Fluids” by Ethirajan Rathakrishnan

“Instrumentation, Measurements, and Experiments in Fluids” Book Review: This book is primarily focused on essentials required for experimentation in fluids, explaining basic principles, and addressing the tools and methods needed for advanced experimentation. It also provides insight into the vital topics and issues associated with the devices and instruments used for fluid mechanics and gas dynamics experiments. It also contains exercise problems with answers, along with PIV systems of flow visualization, water flow channel for flow visualization. The pictures with Schlieren and shadowgraph help the readers in extracting quantitative information. The book is useful for aerospace engineers and undergraduate students. Examples are provided wherever needed so that the readers get an application based knowledge along with practical understanding of the subject matter.

7. “Anthropomorphic Dummies and Crash Instrumentation Sensors” by Society of Automotive Engineers

“Anthropomorphic Dummies and Crash Instrumentation Sensors” Book Review: This book includes contents based on automotive systems. Development and Improvement of Finite Element Side Impact Dummy (EUROSID) Model Based on Experimental Verifications is an important topic covered in a comprehensive manner. The book discusses in detail how the development of more complex occupant protection systems, in the automotive industry, has resulted in the need for additional anthropomorphic tests. Other topics like Occupant Detection Systems, Different Approaches for Airbag Triggering Units Using a Firing Bus are also discussed. The book is useful for automotive engineers, researchers and students. It provides application based understanding of the subject matter. The pictures and diagrams help to understand the theory in a practical way.

8. “Instrument Flying Handbook: FAA-H-8083-15b” by Federal Aviation Administration

“Instrument Flying Handbook: FAA-H-8083-15b” Book Review: This book discusses how human and aerodynamic factors affect instrument flight, the flight instruments, attitude instrument flying for airplanes, basic flight maneuvers used in IMC, attitude instrument flying for helicopters,etc. Some important systems like navigation systems, the National Airspace System (NAS), the air traffic control (ATC) system, instrument flight rules (IFR) flight procedures, and IFR emergencies are also explained thoroughly. This handbook conforms to pilot training and certification concepts established by the FAA. selected methods and concepts for instrument flying are also discussed. The discussion and explanations reflect the most commonly used practices and principles which makes it easy for readers to apply the principles in the real world. The book provides a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge to the readers. It is designed for use by instrument flight instructors and pilots preparing for instrument rating tests.

9. “Electronic Instrumentation Displays and Sensors” by SAE

“Electronic Instrumentation Displays and Sensors” Book Review: This book contains a compilation of eighteen papers on automotive electronic information systems. An overview is provided of speech synthesis as another means of providing driver information, and a dot matrix graphic display is described. Liquid crystal and vacuum fluorescent display technologies are discussed. Display coordinate dimming and visual recognition time of analog and digital systems are addressed. Instrumentation functions discussed include: distance-to-empty, fuel level, time, distance-to-destination, fuel used, and fuel economy. The role of sensors and microcomputers in automotive electronic instrumentation is considered. The book is useful for automotive engineers, researchers and students. The examples provided help the readers to have an application based understanding of the subject.

10. “Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems (Mechanical Engineering)” by David G Alciatore

“Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems (Mechanical Engineering)” Book Review: This book provides comprehensive and accessible coverage of the evolving field of mechatronics. It covers review of electrical circuits, solid-state devices, digital circuits, and motors- all of which are fundamental to understanding mechatronic systems. Mechatronics design considerations are presented throughout the text, and in “Design Example” features. The text’s numerous illustrations, examples, class discussion items, and chapter questions & exercises provide an opportunity to understand and apply mechatronics concepts to actual problems encountered in engineering practice. The book provides a blend of theoretical and practical understanding. It is useful for students of mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineering majors as well as practising engineers.


16. Automotive Fuels, Lubricants and Combustion

1. “Engines, Fuels, and Lubricants: A Perspective on the Future” by Society of Automotive Engineers

“Engines, Fuels, and Lubricants: A Perspective on the Future” Book Review: This book focuses on automotive systems and aspects that are responsible for the smooth running of these systems. Engines, fuels and lubricants are important parts of these systems. The book contains a detailed knowledge as to what kind of engines, fuels and lubricants are going to be used in future automobiles. The ways to use these in different kinds of automotive systems are also discussed. Everything is explained thoroughly with the help of examples and pictures. The readers get a practice-oriented approach to learning about these systems. The contents are explained with the help of diagrams that provide the readers technical knowledge regarding the subject-matter. The book is helpful for students, researchers and practicing engineers as it provides a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge.

2. “Fuels and Lubricants for Internal Combustion” by Mark

“Fuels and Lubricants for Internal Combustion” Book Review: This book is a comprehensive guide to fuels and lubricants used in automotive systems for internal combustion. The contents range from the working of fuels and lubricants and how they are together responsible for the smooth working of automobiles to the type of fuels and lubricants that are used in different types of automobiles. All of this is explained with respect to the internal combustion of the engines in automobile systems. The book is useful for automotive engineers and students. The applications and other practical aspects are discussed with the help of pictures and examples that help the readers to easily understand the contents of the book. The technical topics are described with the help of diagrams and step-by-step procedures are discussed so that concepts are cleared to the readers in a practice-oriented manner.

3. “Reduced Emissions and Fuel Consumption in Automobile Engines” by Fred Schäfer and Richard van Basshuysen

“Reduced Emissions and Fuel Consumption in Automobile Engines” Book Review: The book discusses the interrelation of CO2 emissions with the global warming phenomenon. The central topic of the book revolves around how this interrelation has increased pressure to develop and produce more fuel efficient engines and vehicles. It covers the underlying processes which cause pollutant emissions and the possibilities of reducing them, as well as the fuel consumption of gasoline and diesel engines, including direct injection diesel engines. The significant influence of fuels and lubricants (both conventional and alternative fuels) on emission behavior is also covered. This book is created for practising engineers involved in research and applied sciences as well as for interested engineering students. The inclusion of pictures makes the subject more interesting.

4. “Automotive Fuel, Lubricating, and Cooling Systems” by William Harry Crouse

“Automotive Fuel, Lubricating, and Cooling Systems” Book Review: This book covers various aspects of the automotive engine and how it works. The working of two types of automotive engines- gas and diesel is described in detail. The book also includes other important topics like carburetors, venturis, fuel injection, antifreeze, and friction, and shows how to perform routine maintenance on each system. The subject matter is discussed with the help of easy-to-understand examples and application of these systems is also described with the help of procedures along with steps. The blend of theoretical and practical knowledge makes the book more interesting and useful. It is useful for practising automotive engineers and students studying automotive engineering or a related subject.

5. “Automotive Gasoline Direct-injection Engines” by Fuquan Zhao and David L Harrington

“Automotive Gasoline Direct-injection Engines” Book Review: This book covers the latest global technical initiatives in the rapidly progressing area of gasoline direct injection (GDI). Other related topics such as spark-ignited gasoline engines are also covered. The book then goes on to examine the contribution of each process and sub-system to the efficiency of the overall system. It includes discussions, data, and figures from many technical papers and proceedings. Automotive gasoline direct injection systems are also described thoroughly. The application based topics are described with examples so that the readers get an idea of applying these procedures in the real world. The book is useful for those who want an informative reference for a GDI subject or anyone working with a direct-injection subsystem.

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