Elasto-Hydrodynamic Lubrication - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080213026, 9781483181899

Elasto-Hydrodynamic Lubrication, Volume 23

1st Edition

International Series on Materials Science and Technology

Editors: D. W. Hopkins
Authors: D. Dowson G. R. Higginson
eBook ISBN: 9781483181899
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 250
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Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition

Preface to First Edition


1 Introduction

2 Lubrication Equations

3 Lubrication of Rigid Cylinders

4 Film Thickness in Highly Loaded Rigid Contacts

5 Elasticity

6 Elasto-Hydrodynamic Theory

7 Theoretical Results

8 Experimental Background

9 Apparatus and Measurements of Film Thickness and Film Shape

10 Friction and Viscosity

11 Comparison of Theory and Experiment

12 Analysis of Roller Bearings

13 A Note on Gear Lubrication


Author Index

Subject Index


Elasto-Hydrodynamic Lubrication deals with the mechanism of elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication, that is, the lubrication regime in operation over the small areas where machine components are in nominal point or line contact. The lubrication of rigid contacts is discussed, along with the effects of high pressure on the lubricant and bounding solids. The governing equations for the solution of elasto-hydrodynamic problems are presented.

Comprised of 13 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication and representation of contacts by cylinders, followed by a discussion on equations relevant to lubrication, including the Reynolds equation. The reader is then introduced to lubrication of rigid cylinders; the importance of film thickness in highly loaded rigid contacts; the elasticity of solids in contact; and the theory of elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication. Subsequent chapters focus on apparatus and measurements of film thickness and film shape; friction and viscosity; and lubrication of gears and roller bearings.

This book will be of interest to tribologists.


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About the Editors

D. W. Hopkins Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University College of Swansea, UK

About the Authors

D. Dowson Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering/University of Leeds/Leeds/UK

G. R. Higginson Author