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Fundamentals of tribology.


Fundamentals of tribology.

Gohar, R. and H. Rahnejat.

Imperial College Press


391 pages




The study of lubrication and wear leads to improvements in everything from a racing car's engine to face cream. Tribologists also contribute to the development of artificial body joints and tissues. This classroom text provides simple approximate solutions to practical problems, and considers the availability of sophisticated computer systems, even to the lowliest undergraduate. Gohar (Imperial College London) and Rahnejat (Loughborough U.) guide students gently through chief concepts and algorithms, addressing the nature of rough surfaces and their mathematical representations, elastic solids in normal contact, dry a friction and when air, lubricant properties, the Reynolds and energy equations, thrust bearings, journal bearings, externally pressurized, elastohydrodynamic lubrication, the fatigue life of rolling element bearings, transient elastohydrodynamic lubrication, nanotribology, and biotribology. Distributed by World Scientific. As it contains solutions to all exercises, this text could also serve as a self-study guide.

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