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: Bearing Design and Lubrication, 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: Bearing Design and Lubrication, 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
Dr. Michael M. Khonsari holds the Dow Chemical Endowed Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU), where he directs the Center for Rotating Machinery. Prior to joining LSU, he served as a faculty member at The Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, and Southern Illinois University, and was a research Faculty Fellow at NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center, Wright–Patterson Air Force laboratories, and the U.S. Department of Energy. He is holder of several US patents, has authored over 270 archival papers, 50 book chapters and special publications, and three books on tribology, fatigue, and rotor dynamics. Professor Khonsari is the recipient of ASME Mayo Hersey, ASME Burt Newkirk Awards, and serves as the Editor–in–Chief of ASME Journal of Tribology. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Dr. E. Richard Booser has been active in the field of tribology and lubrication for 70 years. He was employed by the General Electric Co. for 39 years in development work on bearings and lubricants for steam and gas turbines, electric motors and generators, aerospace and nuclear plant equipment, and a variety of related electrical products. He was the editor of three volumes of the Tribology Handbook series and a co–author of the 1957 book on Bearing Design and Application. He served as the President of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) in 1956 and has received the STLE National Award.