Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
2 Lubrication Equations
3 Lubrication of Rigid Cylinders
4 Film Thickness in Highly Loaded Rigid Contacts
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
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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- © Pergamon 1977
- 1st January 1977
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University College of Swansea, UK
Department of Mechanical Engineering/University of Leeds/Leeds/UK