Mechanics and Chemistry in Lubrication

1st Edition

Authors: A. Dorinson K.C. Ludema
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444424921
eBook ISBN: 9780080875736
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 1st August 1985
Page Count: 633
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Although it is widely recognized that friction, wear and lubrication are linked together in a single interdisciplinary complex of scientific learning and technological practice, fragmented and specialized approaches still predominate. In this book, the authors examine lubrication from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. They demonstrate that once the treatment of lubrication is released from the confines of the fluid film concept, this interdisciplinary approach comes into full play. Tribological behavior in relation to lubrication is then examined from two major points of view: one is mechanical, not only with respect to the properties and behavior of the lubricant but also of the surfaces being lubricated. The other is chemical and encompasses the chemistry of the lubricant, the surfaces and the ambient surroundings. It is in the emphasis on the interaction of the basic mechanical and chemical processes in lubrication that this book differs from conventional treatments.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction 1.1. What Is Friction 1.2. Friction and Wear 1.3. Tribology 1.4. Some Further Statements about Lubrication References
  2. Simple Hydrodynamic Theory: The Reynolds Equation in Two Dimensions 2.1. Beauchamp Tower's Bearing Experiments 2.2. A n Engineering Derivation of the Two-Dimensional Reynolds Equation 2.3. The Reynolds Equation in Use: The Plane Slider Bearing 2.4. Energy Losses in the Hydrodynamic Lubrication of Bearings 2.5. The Pivoted Slider Bearing: Design Variables 2.6. The Full Journal Bearing 2.6.1. Application of the Reynolds Equation to the Full Journal' Bearing 2.6.2. Friction in the Full Journal Bearing References Appendix
  3. Some Advanced Aspects of Hydrodynamic Lubrication 3.1. The Classical Fluid 3.1.1. Stress Analysis of a Fluid 3.1.2. The Simple Visccus Fluid 3.2. The Navier-Stokes Equations 3.3. The Generalized Reynolds Equation 3.4. Squeeze Films 3.5. Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication 3.5.1. Elastohydrodynamic Theory 3.5.2. Some Elastohydrodynamic Solutions: Line Contact 3.5.3. Elastohydrodynamic Solutions for Point Contact 3.5.4. Experimental Observations of Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication References
  4. The Nature and Properties of Liquids 4.1. The Properties of Liquids and Lubrication 4.2. Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Viscosity 4.3. Capillary Viscometry 4.3.1. Newtonian Flow through a Capillary 4.3.2. Non-Newtonian Capillary Flow 4.3.3. Sources of Error in Capillary Viscometry 4.4. Capillary Viscometers 4.4.1. The Cannon-Fenske Viscometer 4.4.2. Capillary Viscometry Under Pressure 4.5. Rotational Viscometry and Viscometers 4.5.1. The Couette Viscometer 4.5.2. The Cone-and-Plate Viscometer 4.6. Rolling-Bal


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