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Bearings: from Technoloogical Foundations to Practical Design Applications provides a modern study of bearing types, design factors, and industrial examples. The major classes of bearings are described, and design concepts are covered for rolling elements, surfaces, pivots, flexures, and compliance surfaces. Fluid film lubrication is presented, and the basics of tribology for bearings is explained. The book also looks at specific applications of bearing technology, including bearings in vehicles, rotating machinery, machine tools, and home appliances. Case studies are also included.
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Maurice L. Adams, Jr. is founder and past president of Machinery Vibration Inc. (www.mvibe.com), and is professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Case Western Reserve University. The author of over 100 publications and the holder of U.S. patents, he is a life member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Professor Adams received the BSME degree (1963) from Lehigh University, the MEngSc degree (1970) from the Pennsylvania State University, and the PhD degree (1977) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Adams worked on rotating machinery engineering for 14 years in industry prior to becoming a professor in 1977. Since then he has been retained as a rotating machinery consultant by several machinery manufacturers and users in the U.S and abroad, including GE Aircraft Engine Group, InVision Technologies, ABB Corporate Research, Rolls-Royce Power Systems, ABB Large Rotating Apparatus, United Technologies Carrier Group, Electric Power Research Institute, Eaton Corporation Manufacturing Technologies Center, Reliance Electric Motors Group, Franklin Institute Research Laboratories, Caterpillar Engine Division, Several Electric Power Plants/U.S. and abroad, Brown-Boveri Large Steam Turbines, Battelle Research, Sulzer Company Pump Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, TRW Aerospace Systems, and John Deere Tractor Group. Dr. Adams has authored one other CRC Press Taylor & Francis book, Rotating Machinery Vibration (2010). He has been the M.S. thesis and PhD dissertation advisor to over thirty graduate students, three of whom are now endowed-chair professors. He was the recipient in 2013 of the Vibration Institute's Jack Frarey Medal for his contributions to the field of Rotor Dynamics.
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