Best Reference Books – Lubrication and Rotor Dynamics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Lubrication and Rotor Dynamics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Lubrication and Rotor Dynamics along with reviews.

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1. “Fundamentals of Fluid Film Lubrication (Mechanical Engineering)” by Mihir Sarangi and Bankim Chandra Majumdar

“Fundamentals of Fluid Film Lubrication” Book Review: The book focuses on the theory, design, analysis and application of fluid film lubrication. It provides proven methods for reducing friction in rotating machinery components and introduces tribology. It covers the topics like viscosity and rheology of lubricants, mechanics of lubricants, hydrodynamic lubrication, finite bearings, thermohydrodynamic analysis of fluid film bearings and their design. The important topics like Dynamics of fluid film bearings, externally pressurized lubrication, fluid inertia effects and turbulence, gas lubricated bearings, hydrodynamic lubrication of rolling contacts, elastohydrodynamic lubrication, vibration analysis and thermal effect in rolling-sliding contacts are also discussed. The book comprises fully worked out examples, practice problems and numerous illustrations.

2. “Vibrations of Rotating Machinery (Mathematics for Industry)” by Osami Matsushita and Masato Tanaka

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“Vibrations of Rotating Machinery (Mathematics for Industry)” Book Review: The book explains the vibrations of a single degree-of-freedom(dof) system. It further discusses vibration analysis of multi-dof systems by using modal analysis. It presents topics like mode synthesis modeling for system reduction, behaviour of complicated rotors, rotor balancing techniques, gyroscopic influences on rotordynamics and vibration evaluation of a rotor bearing system based on forward and backward whirl rotor motions through Eigenvalue analysis. Moreover, it also explains rotordynamics associated with rotating shaft vibration measured in a stationary reference frame, analysis of blade vibrations by using Coriolis forces, stability characteristics due to rotor internal damping and instabilities due to asymmetric shaft stiffness and thermal unbalance behavior.

3. “Practical Rotordynamics and Fluid Film Bearing Design” by Wen Jeng Chen

“Practical Rotordynamics and Fluid Film Bearing Design” Book Review: The book deals with the basic theory, design, principles and guidelines on the rotor and bearing systems. It focuses on rotor dynamics and bearing design. It presents topics in dynamics like positions of critical seed, rotor response due to excitations and rotor stability. The book also covers topics like lubrication, minimum film thickness, power loss, temperature rise, peak film pressure and flow rate. It provides detailed examples and exercises.

4. “Rotordynamics of Gas-Lubricated Journal Bearing Systems (Mechanical Engineering Series)” by Krzysztof Czolczynski

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“Rotordynamics of Gas-Lubricated Journal Bearing Systems (Mechanical Engineering Series)” Book Review: The book focuses on the dynamics of gas journal bearings. It provides the mathematical model of a gas journal bearing with the use of Reynolds equation. A detailed description of the identification of the stiffness and damping coefficients, mathematical model of rotor gas bearing system, significant characteristics of gas bearings, stability of rotor-gas bearing systems, air rings and stability of the rotor-bearing-air ring system applications are also given. Other relevant topics such as free vibrations, step jump, harmonic forcing, orbit model of gas bearing, equations of motion of symmetrical and unsymmetrical system, method of calculation of Eigenvalues, bearings with direct and chamber feeding systems, stability of rotor with unmovable bushes/elastically mounted bushes in a symmetrical system, stability of unsymmetrical rotor with elastically mounted bushes, air rings with direct and chamber feeding systems, air hammer and stiffness and damping coefficients of air rings are also discussed in detail.

5. “Friction Dynamics: Principles and Applications” by Xiandong Liu and Gang Sheng Chen

“Friction Dynamics: Principles and Applications” Book Review: The book focuses on friction dynamics of complex systems. It presents the basic concepts and analytical methods of friction and dynamics. It covers topics like vehicle brake friction dynamics, friction dynamics of oil drilling and lifting systems, friction dynamics of rotor systems and also presents fault diagnosis. The book is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Vibrations and advanced dynamics, friction, friction dynamics of vehicle brake systems, friction dynamics of oil-well drill strings and sucker rods, friction dynamics and diagnosis of rotor systems are the important topics discussed in the book.

6. “Hydrodynamic Lubrication” by Yukio Hori

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“Hydrodynamic Lubrication” Book Review: The book gives an introduction to the tribology of friction, wear and lubrication. It discusses various forms of lubrication such as solid friction and hydrodynamic lubrication. The foundations of hydrodynamic lubrication, Tower’s experiment, Reynold’s theory of hydrodynamic lubrication and it’s interpretation, fundamentals of circular, infinitely long, finite length and short journal bearings, fundamentals of thrust bearings, stability of a rotating shaft-oil whip, foil bearings, squeeze film, heat generation and temperature rise and turbulent lubrication are the major topics involved in the book. The different thrust bearings like infinitely long plane pad, finite length plane pad and sector pad bearings are discussed in detail. Influence of deformation of the pad and magnetic disk memory storage, oil whip theory, stability of multi bearing systems, magnetic tape memory storage, foil disk, basic equations for thermohydrodynamic lubrication are also included in the book.

7. “Road Vehicle Dynamics: Fundamentals and Modeling (Ground Vehicle Engineering Series)” by Georg Rill

“Road Vehicle Dynamics: Fundamentals and Modeling (Ground Vehicle Engineering Series)” Book Review: The book mainly deals with the combination of fundamentals of vehicle dynamics with the basics of computer simulated modeling. S.I units, units and quantities, terminology and definitions, multibody dynamics and equations of motion are introduced and presented in the book. The book further discusses the road giving emphasis on both deterministic and stochastic road models, tire handling with contact calculation, longitudinal and lateral forces, vertical axis torques, measurement and modeling techniques, drivetrain components and concepts like transmission, clutch and power source. Suspension systems including a dynamic model of rack-and-pinion steering, double-wishbone suspension systems, force elements like spring, anti-roll bars and hydro-mounts are also explained in detail. Vehicle dynamics in vertical, longitudinal and lateral directions using a simple model approach to examine the effects of nonlinear, dynamic and active force elements are also provided. The book also comprises a three dimensional vehicle model and typical results of standard driving maneuvers. The book also provides end-of-chapter exercises along with programming examples and results using MATLAB.

8. “Tribology and Dynamics of Engine and Powertrain: Fundamentals, Applications and Future Trends” by Homer Rahnejat

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“Tribology and Dynamics of Engine and Powertrain: Fundamentals, Applications and Future Trends” Book Review: The book focuses on tribology, the science of friction, wear and lubrication. The book gives an introduction to tribology and dynamics within the multi-physics environment. It covers topics like fundamentals of tribology and dynamics, mechanics and laws of friction and air, Surface phenomena in thin-film tribology, fundamentals of impact dynamics of semi-infinite and layered solids, fluid film lubrication, elastohydrodynamic lubrication, measurement of contact pressure under elastohydrodynamic lubrication conditions. The book also discusses topics like engine and powertrain technologies and applications, tribology of piston systems, valve train systems, engine bearings, drivetrain systems and Micro-systems and nano-conjunctions. The book provides illustrations, examples and end-of-chapter exercises.

9. “Structural Dynamics in Industry (ISTE)” by Alain Girard and Nicolas Roy

“Structural Dynamics in Industry (ISTE)” Book Review: The book deals with structural dynamics and the behavior of structures subjected to a vibration or shock environment. It follows a systematic approach to the basic concepts so as to allow the industrial structures to be treated with a certain degree of generality. The concepts are illustrated with the help of examples and minimal mathematics before moving on to cases taken directly from industry.

10. “Vector Mechanics for Engineers + Connect, 1 Semester Access Access: Dynamics” by Ferdinand P Beer and David Mazurek
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