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    Fundamentals of Fluid Film Lubrication

    By: B. C. Majumdar, M. K Ghosh

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    Comprehensive coverage of fluid film lubrication

    Written 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 tribology

    Viscosity and rheology of lubricants

    Mechanics of lubricant films and basic equations

    Hydrodynamic lubrication

    Finite bearings

    Thermohydrodynamic analysis of fluid film bearings

    Design of hydrodynamic bearings

    Dynamics of fluid film bearings

    Externally pressurized lubrication

    Fluid inertia effects and turbulence in fluid film lubrication

    Gas-lubricated bearings

    Hydrodynamic lubrication of rolling contacts

    Elastohydrodynamic lubrication

    Vibration analysis with lubricated ball bearings

    Thermal effect in rolling–sliding contacts

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