Engineering Tribology / Edition 1

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Overview

An ideal textbook for a first tribology course, this book provides an interdisciplinary understanding of the field. It includes materials constraints, real design problems and solutions (such as those for journal and rolling element bearing), cams and followers and heavily loaded gear teeth. Including physics, materials science, and surface and lubricant chemistry, the volume integrates quantitative material from a wide variety of disciplines with traditional engineering approaches.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521609883
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/10/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

John Williams

John Williams (1922-1994) was born and raised in northeast Texas. Despite a talent for writing and acting, Williams flunked out of a local junior college after his first year. He reluctantly joined the war effort, enlisting in the Army Air Corps, and managing to write a draft of his first novel while there. Once home, Williams found a small publisher for the novel and enrolled at the University of Denver, where he was eventually to receive both his B.A. and M.A., and where he was to return as an instructor in 1954.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Engineering surfaces; 3. Contact between surfaces; 4. The friction of solids; 5. Wear and surface damage; 6. Hydrostatic bearings; 7. Hydrodynamic bearings; 8. Gas bearings, non-Newtonian lubricants and elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication; 9. Boundary lubrication and friction; 10. Dry and marginally lubricated contacts; 11. Rolling contacts and rolling element bearings.
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