in February 2002, this 700 page book is based on previously unpublished
technical notes by vehicle dynamics pioneer Maurice Olley.
retirement, in the early 1960's Olley wrote a series of monographs
totalling over 500 pages. These monographs set forth the foundations of
vehicle dynamics as experienced by Olley himself. His mathematics and
explanations on oversteer/understeer, steering, ride, suspension design,
oscillations of the unsprung masses, overall vehicle dynamics and many
other topics are as valid today as when they were first written.
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To see the Errata List, click here.
Doug Milliken have rearranged Olley's monographs into a single book.
Olley's original figures have been retouched and retained. The mathematics
has been updated to match today's accepted symbols. Explanatory comments
and derivations have been added where it was thought to be helpful. Additional
material is contained in the appendices and the book begins with Olley's
Reminiscences--the closest Maurice Olley came to writing an autobiography.
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SAE Automotive Dynamics and Stability Conference in Troy, Michigan, May 15,
2000, Bill Milliken told some stories about Maurice Olley. Our good friend (and contributor to
"Chassis Design"), Tom Bundorf, has created this illustrated version of
the talk from the video, using Bill's original lecture notes, scans
from the video and from various Olley publications.
same SAE Automotive Dynamics and Stability Conference, Tom Bundorf
presented an overview of vehicle dynamics
developments at General Motors during the period 1952-1980. Following the pioneering work of
Olley and his associates, a new generation of engineers put this technology
to use. Tom has created an
illustrated version of his talk and kindly given us permission to post it