Tribology of Bearings

Tribology of Bearings

  • Course code

    ME 659

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Tribology of Bearings

    Introduction, Properties and Testing of Lubricants, Basic Equations, Idealized Hydrodynamic Bearings. Finite Bearings, Oil Flow and Thermal equilibrium, Bearing Design, Squeeze Film bearings, Hydrodynamic Instability. Externally pressurized Oil Bearings. Gas-lubricated Bearings. Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication, Surface Roughness Effect on Hydrodynamic Bearings and Elastohydrodynamic Line contacts. Ball Bearings, Roller Bearings. Friction of Metals. Wear of Metals.


    [1] B C Majumdar, 1999, “Introduction to Tribology of Bearings”, A. H. Wheeler & Co. Ltd., New Delhi.

    [2] Pinkus, O. and Sternlicht, B., 1961, “Theory of hydrodynamic lubrication”, Mc Graw Hill Book Co. Inc., New York.

    [3] A Cameron and C.M. Mc Ettles, 1987, “Basic Lubrication Theory”, Wiley Eastern Ltd., New Delhi.