An Introductory Guide to Industrial Tribology (Introductory Guide Series (Rep))

An Introductory Guide to Industrial Tribology (Introductory Guide Series (Rep))

By: J. D. Summers-Smith (author)Hardback

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An introductory guide to industrial tribology. It forms part of a series which is designed to be suitable for practising engineers and technicians in industry, for design engineers and those responsible for specifying plant and for engineering consultants who may need to set their specialist knowledge within a wider engineering context. This volume provides an introduction to the subject of tribology and covers topics such as friction and boundary lubrication, fluid film lubrication, lubricants, selection of bearing type and other related topics.


Friction and Boundary Lubrication: The nature of solid surfaces, Friction Boundary lubrication, Solid lubrication, Fretting; Fluid Film Lubrication: Hydrostatic lubrication, Hydrodynamic lubrication, Elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication, Mixed lubrication, Squeeze films, Gas-film lubrication; Lubricants: Properties required in lubricants, Mineral lubricating oils, Lubricating-oil additives, Grease, Synthetic lubricants, Solid lubricants; Lubricants in Service: Change periods, Visual examination, Routine laboratory testing, Maintenance of lubricants in service; Selection of Bearing Type: Selection of the basic bearing type, More detailed consideration in bearing selection, Plain bearing failures, Process fluid lubricated bearings; Rolling Bearings: Designing with rolling bearings, Selection of rolling bearings, Lubrication of rolling bearings, Bearing 'equivalents', Rolling bearing failures; Methods of Lubrication: Plain bearings, Oil circulation systems, Gears, Cylinders of reciprocating compressors; Fire and Explosion Hazards with Mineral Lubricating Oils: Crankcase explosions Hydraulic system fires, Lagging fires, Air compressor fires and explosions, Explosions in high-pressure pneumatic systems; Dynamic Seals: Sealing of liquids, Sealing of gases; Wear: Wear mechanisms, Wear relationships, Wear in practice, Some generalizations.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780852988961
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780852988961
  • weight: 384
  • ISBN10: 0852988966

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