Bearings – A Tribology Handbook

This handbook gives practical guidance on bearings in a form intended to provide easy and rapid reference. It is based on material published in the 2nd edition of the Tribology Handbook.

Each section has been written by an author who is expert in the field and who in addition to understanding the related basic principles, also has extensive practical experience in his subject area.

A catalogue record for this book is available from the Library of Congress.

Subject matter covered in this publication:

  • selection of bearing type and form
  • selection of journal bearings
  • selection of thrust bearings
  • plain bearing materials
  • dry rubbing bearings
  • porous metal bearings
  • grease wick and drip fed journal bearings
  • steady load pressure fed journal bearings
  • high speed bearings and rotor dynamics
  • crankshaft bearings
  • plain bearing form and installation
  • oscillatory journal bearings
  • spherical bearings
  • plain thrust bearings
  • profiled pad thrust bearings
  • tilting pad thrust bearings
  • hydrostatic bearings
  • gas bearings
  • selection of rolling bearings
  • rolling bearing materials
  • rolling bearing installation
  • slide bearings
  • instrument jewels
  • flexures and knife edges
  • electromagnetic bearings
  • bearing surface treatments and coatings.

Publisher:  Butterworth Heinemann

Editor:  M. J. Neale

ISBN:   1 56091 393 2