Well-illustrated with over 400 figures and tables, as well as numerous appendices.
You may think Ferdinand Porsche invented oversteer, but I mean the concept, not the action. It was Maurice Olley, a giant of 20th-century engineering who made technical sense of this idea and a great many others in vehicle dynamics. Celebrating Olley’s technical prowess here amidst these GM concept cars is appropriate, as many of his engineering achievements came during his tenure at General Motors, 1930-1957... This book is based on technical notes that Olley composed in that GM office during his Chevy R&D “retirement.” These notes and more than 400 of Olley’s technical figures and tables are augmented by Milliken commentary; the latter, setting the stage here, amplifying there, always in italics so you come to appreciate the amazing breadth and depth of Olley’s work... This is a technical treatise, one that will likely find use in graduate engineering courses... It’s a 637-page seminar taught by a great automotive mind of the 20th century. And sitting next to you are two knowledgeable, helpful and articulate pals..
--Road & Track
"Chassis Design - Principles and Analysis" contains over six hundred pages, and covers all aspects of vehicle suspension, ride and handling. As a textbook, it develops the subject matter from first principles, supported by a vast number of easily understood diagrams; the authors have also added their own explanatory notes in places to clarify some aspects and to aid understanding. Those of us for whom school is but a distant memory may prefer to skip through much of the mathematics, but the erudite manner in which Olley discusses the conclusions drawn from his theoretical and practical work makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in how and why motor cars behave in the way that they do. Any young engineer starting work in this field, with arrays of computer aided design and data acquisition packages at his disposal, would be well advised to first study the contents of this book, to obtain a tangible feel for the subject and to help to avoid some of the "rubbish in - rubbish out" pitfalls of the electronic age.