This handbook is intended to help engineers in industry
with the operation and maintenance of machinery. It
gives the information that these engineers need in a
form that is instantly accessible and easy to read.
The manufacturers of machinery provide guidance on
the operation, lubrication and maintenance required for
their particular machines.
The lubrication of rolling bearings –
similar to that of sliding bearings – mainly
serves one purpose: to avoid or at least
reduce metal-to-metal contact between
the rolling and sliding contact surfaces,
i.e. to reduce friction and wear in the
Oil, adhering to the surfaces of the
parts in rolling contact, is fed between the
contact areas. The oil film separates the
contact surfaces preventing metal-to-metal
contact (»physical lubrication«).
The most important function of lubricants is the reduction of friction and wear and
in some cases, the relative movement of two bearing surfaces is only possible if a
lubricant is present. In times when saving energy and resources and cutting emission
have become central environmental matters, lubricants are increasingly attracting
public awareness. Scientific research has shown that 0.4% of gross domestic
product could be saved in terms of energy in Western industrialized countries if
current tribological knowledge, i.e.
This book explains the theory, components, and practical applications of systems in turboprop, turojet, and turbofan aircraft. The author clearly examines electrical, turbine engine, lubrication and coooling , and other systems.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING A Series of Textbooks and Reference Books Founding Editor L. L. Faulkner Columbus Division, Battelle Memorial Institute and Department of Mechanical Engineering The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio
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