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Rolling Contacts

ISBN: 978-1-86058-296-7
464 pages
February 2001
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An important volume in the “Tribology in Practice Series” (TIPS). Rolling Contacts presents a general introduction to the fundamentals of rolling friction with the emphasis on important engineering applications of rolling contacts.

Rolling Friction is an age-old engineering problem – with friction and wear related problems resulting in enormous costs to industry world-wide. Rolling Contacts presents the fundamentals of rolling contacts of all types, emphasizing important engineering applications – including rolling bearings, gears, road-tyre and rail-wheel interactions, cam-tappet systems, and roll-forming of materials. Procedures and techniques of analysis developed throughout the book enhance understanding of this complex subject and help to improve the engineer’s ability to design and select rolling contacts for mechanical devices and systems.

CONTENTS INCLUDE:

  • Elements of surface contact of solids
  • Fundamentals of rolling motion
  • Dynamic characteristics of rolling motion
  • Rolling contact bearing
  • Rolling contacts in land locomotion
  • Machine elements in rolling contact
  • Non-metallic rolling contacts.

Rolling Contacts will be invaluable to practising designers, researchers, and postgraduate students. Engineering degree course students will also benefit from this book’s thorough introduction to rolling contacts commonly used in practice.

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