Automotive engineering

Elsevier launches three publications about automotive engineering

Automotive engineering

Elsevier has published three new books in the area of automotive engineering. 

On-Road Intelligent Vehicles: Motion Planning for Intelligent Transportation Systems by Rahul Kala

Tribological Processes in the Valve Train Systems with Lightweight Valves: New Research and Modelling by Krzysztof Jan Siczek

Lean Combustion: Technology and Control, 2nd Edition edited by Derek Dunn-Rankin and Peter Therkelsen

Here, the publisher provides an overview of each. 

On-Road Intelligent Vehicles: Motion Planning for Intelligent Transportation Systems by Rahul Kala

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This book deals with the technology of autonomous vehicles, with a special focus on the navigation and planning aspects. It first addresses the use of different sensors to perceive the environment, then maps the multi-domain senses to make a map of the operational scenario.

The book next focuses on the problem of motion planning. Numerous planning techniques are discussed and adapted to work for multi-vehicle traffic scenarios.

Finally, it covers the macroscopic concepts related to Intelligent Transportation Systems with a discussion of various topics and concepts related to transportation systems, including a description of traffic flow, the basic theory behind transportation systems, and generation of shock waves.

Tribological Processes in the Valve Train Systems with Lightweight Valves: New Research and Modelling by Krzysztof Jan Siczek

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This book provides readers with the latest methodologies to reduce friction and wear in valve train systems—a severe problem for designers and manufacturers.

The solution is achieved by identifying the tribological processes and phenomena in the friction nodes of lightweight valves made of titanium alloys and ceramics, both cam and camless driven.

The book provides a set of structured information on the current tribological problems in modern internal combustion engines – from an introduction to the valve train operation to the processes that produce wear in the components of the valve train.

It is a valuable resource for teachers and students of automotive or mechanical engineering, as well as automotive manufacturers, automotive designers and tuning engineers.

Lean Combustion: Technology and Control, 2nd Edition edited by Derek Dunn-Rankin and Peter Therkelsen

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This book outlines and explains the latest advances in lean combustion technology and systems across potential applications, allowing readers to compare and contrast similarities and differences.

It provides an extensive update on internal combustion (IC) engines including compression ignition (diesel), spark ignition, and homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI).

The book also includes an extensive revision to the stability/oscillations chapter, as well as information on the use of alternative fuels such as biogas and hydrogen for relevant technologies.

It covers new developments in lean combustion using high levels of pre-heat and heat recirculating burners, as well as the active control of lean combustion instabilities, with abundant references and new case studies.