Insightful working knowledge of friction, lubrication, and wear in machines
Applications of tribology are widespread in industries ranging from aerospace, marine and automotive to power, process, petrochemical and construction. With world-renowned expert co-authors from academia and industry, Applied Tribology: Lubrication and Bearing Design, 3rd Edition provides a balance of application and theory with numerous illustrative examples.
The book provides clear and up-to-date presentation of working principles of lubrication, friction and wear in vital mechanical components, such as bearings, seals and gears. The third edition has expanded coverage of friction and wear and contact mechanics with updated topics based on new developments in the field.
- Includes practical applications, homework problems and state-of-the-art references.
- Provides presentation of design procedure.
- Supplies clear and up-to-date information based on the authors’ widely referenced books and over 500 archival papers in this field.
Applied Tribology: Lubrication and Bearing Design, 3rd Edition provides a valuable and authoritative resource for mechanical engineering professionals working in a wide range of industries with machinery including turbines, compressors, motors, electrical appliances and electronic components. Senior and graduate students in mechanical engineering will also find it a useful text and reference.
Series Preface ix
Part I General Considerations 1
1 Tribology – Friction, Wear, and Lubrication 3
2 Lubricants and Lubrication 23
3 Surface Texture and Interactions 63
4 Bearing Materials 89
Part II Fluid-Film Bearings 113
5 Fundamentals of Viscous Flow 115
6 Reynolds Equation and Applications 143
7 Thrust Bearings 173
8 Journal Bearings 201
9 Squeeze-Film Bearings 263
10 Hydrostatic Bearings 299
11 Gas Bearings 321
12 Dry and Starved Bearings 361
Part III Rolling Element Bearings 389
13 Selecting Bearing Type and Size 391
14 Principles and Operating Limits 425
15 Friction, Wear and Lubrication 459
Part IV Seals and Monitoring
16 Seal Fundamentals 487
17 Condition Monitoring and Failure Analysis 531
Appendix A Unit Conversion Factors 551
Appendix B Viscosity Conversions 555
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