in February 2002, this 700 page book is based on previously unpublished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