Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, Volume II: Theory and Design, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, Volume II

Theory and Design, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

Edited by Robert W. Bruce

CRC Press

1,169 pages | 514 B/W Illus.

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Since the publication of the best-selling first edition, the growing price and environmental cost of energy have increased the significance of tribology. Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, Volume II: Theory and Design, Second Edition demonstrates how the principles of tribology can address cost savings, energy conservation, and environmental protection. This second edition provides a thorough treatment of established knowledge and practices, along with detailed references for further study.

Written by the foremost experts in the field, the book is divided into four sections. The first reviews the basic principles of tribology, wear mechanisms, and modes of lubrication. The second section covers the full range of lubricants/coolants, including mineral oil, synthetic fluids, and water-based fluids. In the third section, the contributors describe many wear- and friction-reducing materials and treatments, which are currently the fastest growing areas of tribology, with announcements of new coatings, better performance, and new vendors being made every month. The final section presents components, equipment, and designs commonly found in tribological systems. It also examines specific industrial areas and their processes.

Sponsored by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, this handbook incorporates up-to-date, peer-reviewed information for tackling tribological problems and improving lubricants and tribological systems. The book shows how the proper use of generally accepted tribological practices can save money, conserve energy, and protect the environment.

Table of Contents

Theory and Practice of Lubrication and Tribology


Kenneth C Ludema

Surface Analysis

Irwin L. Singer


Christopher A. Brown

Contact Mechanics

George G. Adams


Peter J. Blau

Wear: A Synoptic View

Shyam Bahadur

Adhesive Wear

Kyriakos Komvopoulos

Abrasive Wear

Koji Kato

Rolling Contact Fatigue Wear

Michael N. Kotzalas


Thomas N. Farris and N. Sundaram


Awatef A. Hamed

Oxidative Wear

John R. Nicholls and Richard G. Wellman

Wear Models

Kenneth Holmberg and Anssi Laukkanen


Robert L. Jackson

Hydrostatic Lubrication

Gregory J. Kostrzewsky

Hydrodynamic Lubrication

John A. Tichy

Compressible Gas Film Lubrication

Luis San Andrés

Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication

Farshid Sadeghi and Trevor Slack

Mixed Lubrication

Martin N. Webster

Boundary Lubrication and Boundary Lubricating Films

Hugh Spikes

Additive Technology

Elaine S. Yamaguchi, Gaurav Bhalla, and Vincent J. Gatto



Robert W. Bruce

Incompressible Fluids

Ronald A. Reich and James R. Anglin

Base Oils

Joseph M. Perez and Kimberly Wain Fick

Additives for Lubricants

Leslie R. Rudnick


Scott S. Bair

Lubricant Application

Paul W. Hetherington and Evan S. Zabawski

Lubricating Grease

Paul A. Bessette

Solid Lubricants

Robert W. Bruce

Metalworking Lubricants

Gregory J. Foltz

Hydraulic Fluids

James B. Hannon

Fluid Maintenance

Allison M. Toms and George J.W. Staniewski

Wear Materials

Wear Materials

William A. Glaeser and Robert W. Bruce

Friction and Wear of Polymer Materials

Thierry A. Blanchet


Thomas W. Scharf

Wear and Lubrication of Ceramics

Said Jahanmir

Composite Materials

Li Chang and Klaus Friedrich

Coatings and Surface Treatments

Arup Gangopadhyay

Low Friction Coatings

Thomas W. Scharf

Wear Coating and Treatments

Gary L. Doll and Allan Matthews

Coatings and Surface Treatments: Interactions with Lubricants

Staffan Jacobson

Design for Lubrication and Tribology

Design for Lubrication and Tribology

Robert W. Bruce

Fluid Film (Hydrodynamic) Lubrication

Andras Z. Szeri

Journal Bearings

John C. Nicholas

Thrust Bearings

Scan M. DeCamillo and Bruce R. Fabijonas

Hydrodynamic Step and Wedge Bearings

Theo G. Keith, Sorin Cioc, and L. Moraru

Compliant Foil Bearing Technology: An Overview

Hooshang Heshmat

Components with Nonconforming Contacts

Andrew V. Olver

Lubrication of Rolling Element Bearings

E. Ioannides and Guillermo E. Morales-Espejel

Gear Lubrication

Robert F. Handschuh


Andrew V. Olver

Lubrication Oil Systems

Jan Ploszaj, Hooshang Heshmat, and George J.W. Staniewski

Surface Texturing

Izhak Etsion

Sliding Bearings

Timothy Alan Parsons and Jianpeng Feng

Magnetic Bearings

Alan B. Palazzolo, Zhiyang Wang, Jung Gu Lee, Albert F. Kascak,

and Andrew J. Provenza

Face Seals

Tom W. Lai

Lip Seals

Robert K. Flitney

Brake and Clutch

Roberto C. Dante, Carlo Navire, and Bruno Tron

Automotive Tribology

Edward P. Becker

Turbomachinery Tribology

William D. Marscher

Natural and Artificial Human Joints

Francis E. Kennedy and Douglas W. Van Citters

Nuclear Reactor Power Station Lubrication

Ken J. Brown and Steven Lemberger

Space Mechanism Lubrication

Stuart Loewenthal

Magnetic Storage

Nan Liu and David B. Bogy


Richard S. Cowan

Tribology Testing

Terry L. Merriman


About the Editor

Robert W. Bruce is the principal engineer tribology at General Electric Aviation. He was president of the STLE from 2008 to 2009.

Subject Categories

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