Industrial Tribology

Course Name: 

MF 814 Industrial Tribology


M.Tech (Manufacturing Engineering)


Open Electives (OE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Introduction-Historical background, Bearing concepts and typical applications. Viscous flow concepts-Conservation
of laws and its derivations: continuity, momentum (N-S equations) and energy, Solutions of Navier-Strokes
equations. Order of magnitude analysis, General Reynolds equation-2D and 3D (Cartesian and Cylindrical), Various
mechanisms of pressure development in an oil film, Performance parameters. ; Boundary Layer Concepts-Laminar
and turbulent flow in bearings, mathematical modeling of flow in high-speed bearings. Elastic Deformation of
bearing surfaces-Contact of smooth and rough solid surfaces, elasticity equation, Stress distribution and local
deformation in mating surfaces due to loadings, methods to avoid singularity effects, Estimation of elastic
deformation by numerical methods-Finite Difference ; Method (FDM), Governing equation for evaluation of film
thickness in Elasto-Hydrodynamic Lubrication (EHL) and its solution, Boundary conditions. Development of
computer programs for mathematical modeling of flow in bearings, Numerical simulation of elastic deformation in bearing surfaces by FDM.


Mujamdar.B.C "Introduction to Tribology of Bearing", Wheeler Publishing, New Delhi 2001. Dudley D.Fulier " Theory and practice of Lubrication for Engineers", New York Company.1998 Moore "Principles and applications of Tribology" Pergamon press. Radixmovsky, "Lubrication of Bearings - Theoretical principles and design" The Oxford press Company, 2000. Susheel Kumar Srivasthava "Tribology in industry" S.Chand and Co.


Mechanical Engineering

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Dr. S M Murigendrappa

Professor and Head,

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK),


P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

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