Tribology Data Handbook: An Excellent Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Resource, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Tribology Data Handbook

An Excellent Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Resource, 1st Edition

By E. Richard Booser

CRC Press

1,120 pages

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Hardback: 9780849339042
pub: 1997-09-26
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This handbook is a useful aid for anyone working to achieve more effective lubrication, better control of friction and wear, and a better understanding of the complex field of tribology. Developed in cooperation with the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and containing contributions from 74 experts in the field, the Tribology Data Handbook covers properties of materials, lubricant viscosities, and design, friction and wear formulae.

The broad scope of this handbook includes military, industrial and automotive lubricant specifications; evolving areas of friction and wear; performance and design considerations for machine elements, computer storage units, and metal working; and more. Important guidelines for the monitoring, maintenance, and failure assessment of lubrication in automotive, industrial, and aircraft equipment are also included. Current environmental and toxicological concerns complete this one-stop reference.

With hundreds of figures, tables, and equations, as well as essential background information explaining the information presented, this is the only source you need to find virtually any tribology information.

Table of Contents

Lubricant Properties

Typical Lubricating Oil Properties

Comparison of Properties of Synthetic Fluids


Organic Esters

Polyalkylene Glycols

Phosphate Esters





Vegetable Oils: Structure and Performance



Solid Lubricants

Viscosity of Liquids, Aqueous Solutions, and Liquid Metals

Gas Properties

Typical Lubrication Specifications for Equipment

Comparison of Viscosity Classifications

Military Specifications

Air Compressor Lubrication

Automatic Transmission Fluids

Automotive Engine Lubricants

Diesel Engine Lubricants

Electric Motors and Generators

Hydraulic and Turbine Oils

Marine Diesel Engines

Railroad Diesel Engines


Industrial Application Processes

Aluminum Production Equipment

Farm and Off-Highway Machinery

Food Industry Lubrication

Forest and Paper Products

Machine Tools

Mining Excavation Equipment Lubricant Guidelines

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Lubricants

Space and High Vacuum Lubricants

Steel Industry Lubricant Guides

Lubricant Application Systems

Centralized Lubrication for Industrial Machines

Oil Mist

Circulating Oil Systems

Friction, Wear, and Surface Characterization

Surface Texture

Typical Friction and Wear Data

Friction and Wear Equations

Generalized Wear Coefficients

Friction Temperatures

Boundary Lubrication Relations

Lubricated Wear: Common Problems

Material Properties

Typical Properties of Sliding Contact Materials

Rolling Element Bearing Materials

Oil-Film Bearing Materials

Mechanical Properties of Gear Materials

Wear-Resistant Hard Materials

Friction, Wear, and PV Limits of Polymers and Their Composites

Properties of Advanced Ceramics

Friction, Wear Tests of Advanced Ceramics

Tribological Surface Modifications

Tribological Surface Treatments and Coatings

Friction and Wear of PVD/CVD Hard, Thin Coatings

Bonded Solid Film Lubricants

Component Performance and Design Data

Fundamentals of Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication

High Pressure Viscosity and EHL Pressure-Viscosity Coefficients

Rolling-Bearings Performance and Design Data

Journal Bearing Design and Analysis

Design and Analysis of Hydrodynamic Slider Thrust Bearings

Squeeze-Film Bearings

Ring- and Wick-Oiled Starved Journal Bearings

Porous Metal Bearings

Dynamic Seals

Gear Lubricant Selection and Application


Piston Rings

Magnetic Storage System Materials

Metal Working

Metal Removal: Fluid Selection and Application Guide

Metal Forming

Microbial Control of Coolants

Additives for Metalworking Fluids

Monitoring, Maintenance, Failure Patterns

Elements of an Oil Analysis Program

Wear Monitoring and Metal Analysis

Laboratory Used Oil Analysis Methods

Gas Turbine Engine Lubricant Monitoring and Analysis

Automotive Engine Oil Life Factors

Automotive Engine Oil Condition Monitoring

Diesel Engine Used Oil Analysis

Rotating Machinery Vibration and Condition Monitoring

Ball and Roller Bearing Troubleshooting

Gear Distress and Failure Modes

Filtration and Particle Count Classifications

Life of Oils and Greases

Toxicology, Environment, Safety, and Health

Toxicology, Environment, Safety, and Health


Hardness Tables

Viscosity Conversion Factors

SI Unit Conversions


Subject Categories

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