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New Advances in Vehicular Technology and Automotive Engineering

Edited by Joao Carmo

University of Minho, Portugal

An automobile was seen as a simple accessory of luxury in the early years of the past century. However, in the present days it's undeniable the amount of technology and human effort applied by the vehicular industry for developing high?quality vehicles, but still, cheap for the common person. In this context, this book tries not only to fill a gap by presenting new and updated subjects related to the vehicular technology and to the automotive engineering but also to provide guidelines for future research. This book is a result of many valuable contributions from worldwide experts of automotive's field. The amount and type of contributions were judiciously selected to cover as possible the widest range of research. The most recent and cutting?edge subjects can be found in this book, e.g., electronics, mechanics, materials, and manufacturing.

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New Advances in Vehicular Technology and Automotive EngineeringEdited by Joao Carmo

Published: August 1st 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2617

ISBN: 978-953-51-0698-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6225-4

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

73095 Total Chapter Downloads

65 Crossref Citations

64 Web of Science Citations

100 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Role of Nanotechnology in Automotive Industries

By Mohsen Mohseni, Bahram Ramezanzadeh, Hossein Yari and Mohsen Moazzami Gudarzi


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2. Nanocomposite Based Multifunctional Coatings

By Horst Hintze-Bruening and Fabrice Leroux


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3. Lubricating Aspects of Automotive Fuels

By Evripidis Lois and Panagiotis Arkoudeas


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4. Biolubricants and Triboreactive Materials for Automotive Applications

By Amaya Igartua, Xana Fdez-Pérez, Iñaki Illarramendi, Rolf Luther, Jürgen Rausch and Mathias Woydt


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5. Batteries Charging Systems for Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

By Vítor Monteiro, Henrique Gonçalves, João C. Ferreira and João L. Afonso


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6. Power Electronic Solutions to Improve the Performance of Lundell Automotive Alternators

By Ruben Ivankovic, Jérôme Cros, Mehdi Taghizadeh Kakhki, Carlos A. Martins and Philippe Viarouge


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7. Antennas for Automobiles

By Niels Koch


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8. Automotive Networks Based Intra-Vehicular Communication Applications

By Preeti Bajaj and Milind Khanapurkar


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9. A Road Ice Sensor

By Amedeo Troiano, Eros Pasero and Luca Mesin


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10. Optical Techniques for Defect Evaluation in Vehicles

By J. P. Carmo and J. E. Ribeiro


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11. Structural Health Monitoring in Composite Automotive Elements

By Hernani Lopes and João Ribeiro


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12. 3D Surface Analysis for Automated Detection of Deformations on Automotive Body Panels

By Arjun Yogeswaran and Pierre Payeur


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13. Development of a Dimensionless Model for Predicting the Onset of Cavitation in Torque Converters

By Darrell Robinette, Carl Anderson and Jason Blough


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14. Semi-Active Suspension Control Considering Lateral Vehicle Dynamics Due to Road Input

By Takama Suzuki and Masaki Takahashi


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15. Performance Measurement in Supply Chains: A Study in the Automotive Industry

By Mário Sacomano Neto and Sílvio R. I. Pires


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