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1st Edition

Basic Concepts and Design Applications

ISBN 9781138049086
Published April 23, 2018 by CRC Press
309 Pages 324 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Bearings: from Technoloogical Foundations to Practical Design Applications provides a modern study of bearing types, design factors, and industrial examples. The major classes of bearings are described, and design concepts are covered for rolling elements, surfaces, pivots, flexures, and compliance surfaces. Fluid film lubrication is presented, and the basics of tribology for bearings is explained. The book also looks at specific applications of bearing technology, including bearings in vehicles, rotating machinery, machine tools, and home appliances. Case studies are also included.

Table of Contents

Section I: Bearing Basic Technology

1. Sliding Bearings and Lubrication Mechanics

2. Rolling Element-Bearing Mechanics

3. Magnetic Bearings

4. Synovial-Fluid Joints—The Body’s Bearings

5. Bearing Monitoring and Diagnostics

Section II: Bearing Design and Application

6. Bearings without Thick-Fluid-Film Lubrication

7. Hydrodynamic Journal and Thrust Bearings

8. Hydrostatic Bearings

9. Rolling Element Bearings

10. Vibration Characteristics of Bearings

Section III: Troubleshooting Case Studies

11. Turbine-Generator Destruction

12. Tilting-Pad Journal-Bearing Pad Flutter

13. Earthquake-Induced-Bearing Damage

14. Refrigerator Compressor Wrist-Pin Bearing

15. Vertical Rotor Random-Bearing Loads

16. Steam Turbine Tilting-Pad-Bearing Retrofit

17. Ineffective Journal-Bearing Pinch

18. Nuclear Plant Pump Rubber Bearings

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Maurice L. Adams, Jr. is founder and past president of Machinery Vibration Inc. (, and is professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University. The author of over 100 publications and the holder of U.S. patents, he is a life member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Professor Adams received the BSME degree (1963) from Lehigh University, the MEngSc degree (1970) from the Pennsylvania State University, and the PhD degree (1977) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Adams worked on rotating machinery engineering for 14 years in industry prior to becoming a professor in 1977.

Since then he has been retained as a rotating machinery consultant by several machinery manufacturers and users in the U.S and abroad, including GE Aircraft Engine Group, InVision Technologies, ABB Corporate Research, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, ABB Large Rotating Apparatus, United Technologies Carrier Group, Electric Power Research Institute, Eaton Corporation Manufacturing Technologies Center, Reliance Electric Motors Group, Franklin Institute Research Laboratories, Caterpillar Engine Division, Several Electric Power Plants/U.S. and abroad, Brown-Boveri Large Steam Turbines, Battelle Research, Sulzer Company Pump Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, TRW Aerospace Systems, and John Deere Tractor Group. Dr. Adams has authored one other CRC Press Taylor & Francis book, Rotating Machinery Vibration (2010). He has been the M.S. thesis and PhD dissertation advisor to over thirty graduate students, three of whom are now endowed-chair professors. He was the recipient in 2013 of the Vibration Institute’s Jack Frarey Medal for his contributions to the field of Rotor Dynamics.