CRC Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, Volume III: Monitoring, Materials, Synthetic Lubricants, and Applications, Volume III, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

CRC Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, Volume III

Monitoring, Materials, Synthetic Lubricants, and Applications, Volume III, 1st Edition

By E. Richard Booser

CRC Press

640 pages

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Hardback: 9780849339035
pub: 1993-12-21
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Volume III extends this handbook series to cover new developments and topics in tribology that have occurred during the past decade. It includes in-depth discussions on revolutionary magnetic bearings used in demanding applications in compressors, high-speed spindles, and aerospace equipment. Extensive coverage is given to tribology developments in office machines and in magnetic storage systems for computers. Monitoring sensors are addressed in the first chapter, followed by chapters on specific monitoring techniques for automobiles, diesels, and rotating machines. One chapter is devoted to procedures used for tracking the remaining life of lubricants. Synthetic lubricants are discussed by outstanding specialists in this rapidly developing field. Synthetics are increasingly important in widely diverse areas, including compressors using the new ozone-layer-friendly refrigerants and a variety of extreme-temperature and environmentally-sensitive applications. Water- and gas-lubricated bearings are given similar attention. The contributors also develop a new, unified coverage for fatigue life of ball and roller bearings; for design and application of porous metal bearings; for self-contained lubrication, involving oil rings, disks, and wicks; and for plastic bearings. Each of these classes of bearings are used by the millions daily throughout industry.

The three-volume handbook is an essential reference to tribologists and lubrication, mechanical, and automotive engineers. It is invaluable to lubricant suppliers; bearing companies; those working in the aerospace industry; and anyone concerned with machine design, machinery wear, and maintenance.

Table of Contents

Monitoring and Maintenance

Condition Monitoring Sensors and Systems, E. Venalainen

Automotive Engine-Oil Condition Monitoring, D.J. Smolenski and S.E. Schwartz

Diesel Engine Lube Analysis, J. Poley

Rotating Machinery Vibration Testing, Condition Monitoring, and Predictive Maintenance, W.D. Marscher

Filtration Rapid Determination of Remaining Useful Lubricant Life, R.E. Kauffman


Friction and Wear of Ceramics, S. Jahanmir and T.E. Fischer

Plastics and Plastic Matrix Composites, W.E. Jamison

Metal Matrix-Solid Lubricant Composites, P.K. Rohatgi, S. Ray, and Y. Liu

Bonded Solid Film Lubricants, R.M. Gresham

Synthetic Lubricants

Aerospace Applications of Synthetic Fluids and Lubricants, C.E. Snyder, Jr. and L.J. Gschwender

Industrial Applications, D.A. Lauer

Automotive Applications, B.J. Beimesch

Polyalphaolefins, R.L. Shubkin

Dibasic Acid and Polyol Esters, J.M. Perez and E.E. Klaus

Polyalkylene Glycols, W.L. Brown

Phosphate Esters, M.P. Marino and D.G. Placek

Perfluoroalkylpolyethers, T.W. Del Pesco

Silicones, E.D. Brown


Tribology of Magnetic Storage Systems, B. Bhushan

Computers and Office Machines, R.G. Bayer

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, G.D. Short

Oil Mist Lubrication, D.M. Bornarth

Tribology in High Speed Machining, R. Komanduri and D.G. Flom

Bearing and Seals

Hydrodynamic and Hydrostatic Seals, W. Shapiro

Rolling Bearing Fatigue Life, C.A. Moyer and W.J. Derner

Porous Metal Bearings, C. Cusano

Self-Contained Bearing Lubrication: Rings, Disks, and Wicks, R.C. Elwell

Water and Process Fluid Bearings, R.L. Orndorff, Jr.

Gas Bearings, M. Khonsari, L.A. Matsch, and W. Shapiro

Magnetic Bearings, P.E. Allaire, P. Allaire, E.H. Masleu, R.R. Humphris, C.R. Knospe, and D.W. Lewis


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General