Comprehensive coverage of fluid film lubricationWritten by global experts in the field, this in-depth engineering resource discusses the theory, design, analysis, and application of fluid film lubrication, providing proven methods for reducing friction in rotating machinery components. The book thoroughly addresses all aspects of the topic, from viscosity and rotor-bearing dynamics to elastohydrodynamic lubrication and fluid inertia effects. Fully worked examples, analytical and numerical methods of solutions, practice problems, and detailed illustrations are included in this authoritative reference.
Fundamentals of Fluid Film Lubrication covers:
Introduction to tribologyViscosity and rheology of lubricantsMechanics of lubricant films and basic equationsHydrodynamic lubricationFinite bearingsThermohydrodynamic analysis of fluid film bearingsDesign of hydrodynamic bearingsDynamics of fluid film bearingsExternally pressurized lubricationFluid inertia effects and turbulence in fluid film lubricationGas-lubricated bearingsHydrodynamic lubrication of rolling contactsElastohydrodynamic lubricationVibration analysis with lubricated ball bearingsThermal effect in rolling-sliding contacts
Mihir K. Ghosh, Ph.D., was a professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur and is a member of the honorary editorial board of the journal, Advances in Vibration Engineering. Bankim C. Majumdar, Ph.D., was a professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur, associate editor of Advances in Tribology, and Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Engineering Tribology. Mihir Sarangi, B.E., M.Tech., Ph.D.,, is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT, Kharagpur.
Preface Acknowledgements List of Symbols Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Viscosity and Rheology of Lubricants Chapter 3: Mechanics of Lubricant Films and Basic Equations Chapter 4: Hydrodynamic Lubrication Chapter 5: Finite Bearings Chapter 6: Thermohydrodynamic Analysis of Fluid Film Bearings Chapter 7: Design of Hydrodynamic Bearings Chapter 8: Dynamics of Fluid Film Bearings Chapter 9: Externally Pressurized Lubrication Chapter 10: Fluid Inertia Effects and Turbulence in Fluid Film Lubrication Chapter 11: Gas-lubricated Bearings Chapter 12: Hydrodynamic Lubrication of Rolling Contacts Chapter 13: Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Chapter 14: Vibration Analysis with Lubricated Ball Bearings Chapter 15: Thermal Effect in Rolling-Sliding Contacts Index