Theory of Lubrication

Date: Format: PDF Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 1259006042Pages: OCR: Quality: ISBN13:
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This book focuses on both fundamental aspects and advanced topics on mechanics of fluidfilm lubrication. It begins with a general historical background of ‘lubrication, friction andwear’, now commonly known as ‘Tribology’. Discussing fundamental aspects of viscosity and rheology of fluids used as lubricants in mechanical components and systems including its measurement, the work also looks at fluid dynamics aspects of lubricant films and development of basic equations of lubricant films. It also engages with theories of various modes of lubrication like hydrodynamic, hydrostatic/externally pressurized, elastohydrodynamic and squeeze film lubrication, among other topics.

The advanced topics covered in the book include:

thermal effects and temperature rise in lubricant films
lubricant film dynamics
rotor dynamics and vibration
fluid inertia and turbulence effects at high speed
gas lubrication

Theory of Lubrication primarily serves the needs of students specializing in design of mechanical systems, researchers, practicing mechanical engineers working in R&Dsectors and faculty members of mechanical department handling mechanical design.

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