A Tribology Casebook is different to other engineering books in that it describes what actually happens under real life operating conditions. By presenting a collection of incidents drawn from practice, this book illustrates the practical issues and problem solving approaches needed to deal with real situations that engineers are likely to come across in their working lives.
- Aeration foaming, and contamination of lubricating oils by water in service
- Analysis techniques
- Boundary lubricating properties of polyglycols
- Climatic effects
- Condition monitoring: temperature measurement
- Corrosive wear
- Crankcase explosions
- Fires and explosions in air compressors and compressed air systems
- Lubrication in other environments than air
- Manufacturers are not always right
- Materials for plain bearings
- Mechanical seals
- Plant memory and myths
James Denis Summers-Smith is a British ornithologist and mechanical engineer, a specialist both in sparrows and in industrial tribology.