Applied Tribology Bearing Design and Lubrication 3rd Edition
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Applied Tribology Bearing Design and Lubrication 3rd Edition

Applied Tribology Bearing Design and Lubrication 3rd Edition by Michael M. Khonsari and E. Richard Booser | PDF Free Download.

Applied Tribology Contents


  • Tribology – Friction, Wear, and Lubrication 
  • Lubricants and Lubrication 
  • Surface Texture, Interaction of Surfaces and Wear 
  • Bearing Materials 


  • Fundamentals of Viscous Flow 
  • Reynolds Equation and Applications 
  • Thrust Bearings 
  • Journal Bearings
  • Squeeze-Film Bearings 
  • Hydrostatic Bearings 
  • Gas Bearings 
  • Dry and Starved Bearings 


  • Selecting Bearing Type and Size 
  • Principles and Operating Limits 
  • Friction and Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication 


  • Seals Fundamentals 
  • Condition Monitoring and Failure Analysis

Preface to Applied Tribology Bearing Design and Lubrication

The Second Edition of the Applied Tribology was published nearly a decade ago. Since then, the book has been adopted for courses in many universities as it has served as the basis for many short courses and lectures in industries.

With great appreciation to many positive comments received, the Third Edition has expanded chapters on micro-contact of surface asperities, friction and wear thermal effect and elastohydrodynamic and mixed lubrication.

Nearly all chapters have been revised with expanded sections, updates with an emphasis on new research and development, and many additional references. As in the previous editions, we strive to maintain a balance between application and theory.

Each chapter contains numerous example problems to illustrate how different concepts can be applied in practice. We hope that this book can serve the need for a single resource for a senior elective or a graduate-level course in tribology and a reference book for practicing engineers in the industry.

Series Preface

The first and the second edition of Applied Tribology Bearing Design and Lubrication were published in 2001 and 2008, respectively. Both books enjoy a five star ranking on the Amazon booklist.

The new edition follows the same style and structure as the two previous ones. The book starts with a general description of the tribological concepts such as friction, wear, lubricants and lubrication, surface texture and bearing materials.

The text then follows with a detailed explanation of the lubrication regimes and the corresponding bearing designs. Two chapters that follow contain information on bearing selection and operating limits, very useful for practicing engineers.

The book finishes with a chapter on seal fundamentals. In comparison to the second edition, this new version is much improved.

The text has been updated, some of the chapters significantly extended, additional references included, and occasional errors removed.

Throughout the text, several new numerical examples, supporting the problems discussed, have also been added. Substantial new sections have been included in several chapters.

In particular, Chapter 3 has been thoroughly revised and enhanced by new segments on contact between surfaces, friction and wear phenomena, classification of wear, failure modes and wear maps.

Chapter 6 has been supplemented by a discussion on optimizing a finite Rayleigh step bearing. In Chapter 7 a useful section on the maximum bearing temperature calculations, based on the thermohydrodynamic analysis, has been included.

In Chapter 8 sections on tilted pad journal bearings, maximum bearing temperature and whirl instability have been added.

Updated Chapter 9 now contains a discussion on the combined squeeze and rotational motion and vertical bearing configuration, commonly found in industrial applications.

Chapter 15 has been updated by including discussions on mixed film lubrication, lubricant starvation, models of non-Newtonian behavior of lubricants, greases and solid lubricants.

Chapter 16, dedicated to seal foundations, contains now a discussion on thermal effects in mechanical face seals and ways of reducing the surface temperature.

From the viewpoint of the reader, a great advantage of this book is that complex lubrication mechanisms and their practical applications in bearings are presented in an easily accessible form.

Clear and straightforward style makes this book a highly attractive text for both undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students.

The book is not only a good textbook but also a very useful reference. Thus it is highly recommended for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying tribology and machine design and as well as a solid reference for mechanical engineers.

It is expected that this new edition, like its two predecessors, would be equally popular and continue to maintain its five star ranking on the engineering book list.

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