Chapter 16      Lubricated bearings and fluid dampers

 

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Introduction 

 

Lubrication

 

Flow between parallel plates 

 

Flow between parallel plates where one is moving 

 

The dashpot

 

Flow between plates set at a small angle when one moves

 

The journal bearing 

 

The thrust pad 

 

Wedge action 

 

Wedge action and the journal bearing 

 

Wedge action and the thrust pad 

 

Rolling bearings

Introduction

 

The manufacture of bearing balls 

 

Wedge action in ball bearings 

 

Lubricating ball bearings 

 

Effect of linear speed of rolling 

 

Rolling bearings in general 

 

Stiffness of bearings

 

Gears 

 

Conclusion 

 

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