ESDU Tribology Series

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  • Section 1: Organisational Documents
    • ESDU 00005
      Tribology Series record of documents.
  • Section 2: Bearing Selection
    • ESDU 65007
      General guide to the choice of journal bearing type.
    • ESDU 67033
      General guide to the choice of thrust bearing type.
    • ESDU 89044
      Friction in bearings.
  • Section 3: Rolling Bearings
    • ESDU 81005
      Designing with rolling bearings. Part 1: design considerations in rolling bearing selection with particular reference to single row radial and cylindrical roller bearings.
    • ESDU 81037
      Designing with rolling bearings. Part 2: selection of single row angular contact ball, tapered roller and spherical roller bearings.
    • ESDU 82014
      Designing with rolling bearings. Part 3: special types.
  • Section 4: Journal Bearing Calculations
    • ESDU 84031
      Calculation methods for steadily loaded axial groove hydrodynamic journal bearings.
    • ESDU 85028
      Calculation methods for steadily loaded axial groove hydrodynamic journal bearings. Superlaminar operation. (To be used in conjunction with ESDU 84031.)
    • ESDU 86008
      Calculation methods for steadily loaded axial groove hydrodynamic journal bearings. Low viscosity process fluid lubrication. (To be used in conjunction with Items Nos. 84031 and 85028.)
    • ESDU 90027
      Calculation methods for steadily loaded central circumferential groove hydrodynamic journal bearings.
    • ESDU 92026
      Calculation methods for externally pressurised (hydrostatic) journal bearings with capillary restrictor control.
    • ESDU 92037
      Calculation methods for externally pressurised (hydrostatic) journal bearings with capillary restrictor control. (Guide to use of computer program A9237.)
    • ESDU 93004
      Calculation methods for steadily loaded central circumferential groove hydrodynamic journal bearings. (Guide to use of computer program A9304.)
    • ESDU 93005
      Calculation methods for steadily loaded axial groove hydrodynamic journal bearings. (Guide to use of computer program A9305.)
    • ESDU 93006
      Calculation methods for steadily loaded axial groove hydrodynamic journal bearings. Low viscosity process fluid lubrication. (Guide to use of computer program A9306.)
  • Section 5: Thrust Bearing Calculations
    • ESDU 82029
      Calculation methods for steadily loaded fixed-inclined-pad thrust bearings.
    • ESDU 83004
      Calculation methods for steadily loaded, off-set pivot, tilting-pad thrust bearings.
    • ESDU 92034
      Calculation methods for steadily loaded fixed-inclined-pad thrust bearings. (Guide to use of computer program A9234.)
    • ESDU 92035
      Calculation methods for steadily loaded, off-set pivot, tilting-pad thrust bearings. (Guide to use of computer program A9235.)
  • Section 6: Flexible Elements
    • ESDU 67021
      The design of crossed flexure-pivots.
  • Section 7: Temperatures in Bearings
    • ESDU 78026
      Equilibrium temperatures in self-contained bearing assemblies. Part I: outline of method of estimation.
    • ESDU 78027
      Equilibrium temperatures in self-contained bearing assemblies. Part II: first approximation to temperature rise.
    • ESDU 78028
      Equilibrium temperatures in self-contained bearing assemblies. Part III: estimation of thermal resistance of an assembly.
    • ESDU 78029
      Equilibrium temperatures in self-contained bearing assemblies. Part IV: heat transfer coefficient and joint conductance.
    • ESDU 79002
      Equilibrium temperatures in self-contained bearing assemblies. Part V: examples of the complete method.
    • ESDU 97019
      Equilibrium temperatures in self-contained bearing assemblies (use of computer program A9719).
  • Section 8: Contact Stresses
    • ESDU 78035
      Contact phenomena. I: stresses, deflections and contact dimensions for normally-loaded unlubricated elastic components.
    • ESDU 84017
      Contact phenomena. II: stress fields and failure criteria in concentrated elastic contacts under combined normal and tangential loading.
    • ESDU 85007
      Contact phenomena. III: calculation of individual stress components in concentrated elastic contacts under combined normal and tangential loading.
    • ESDU 94034
      Dimensions, deflections and stresses for Hertzian contacts under combined normal and tangential loading. (Guide to use of computer program A9434.)
  • Section 9: Lubrication
    • ESDU 68039
      Guide to the design of tanks for forced-circulation oil-lubrication systems.
    • ESDU 78032
      Grease life estimation in rolling bearings.
    • ESDU 83030
      Selection of filter rating for lubrication systems.
    • ESDU 85027
      Film thicknesses in lubricated Hertzian contacts (EHL). Part 1: two-dimensional contacts (line contacts).
    • ESDU 89045
      Film thicknesses in lubricated Hertzian contacts. Part 2: point contacts.
    • ESDU 91037
      Film thickness in lubricated Hertzian line contacts. (Use of computer program A9137.)
    • ESDU 91038
      Film thickness in lubricated Hertzian point contacts. (Use of computer program A9138.)
    • ESDU 94020
      Selection of synthetic oils.
    • ESDU 03016
      Selection of lubricant class (liquids, solids, semi-solids and gases)
  • Section 10: Seal Selection
    • ESDU 80012
      Dynamic sealing of fluids. I: guide to selection of rotary seals.
    • ESDU 83031
      Dynamic sealing of fluids. II: guide to selection of reciprocating seals.
  • Section 11: Material Properties
    • ESDU 84041
      Properties of common engineering materials.
    • ESDU 86040
      Selection of surface treatments and coatings for combating wear of load-bearing surfaces.
  • Section 12: Design and Material Selection
    • ESDU 87007
      Design and material selection for dry rubbing bearings.
    • ESDU 88018
      Selection of alloys for hydrodynamic bearings.
    • ESDU 96015
      Design and material selection for dry rubbing bearings (use of computer program A9615).
  • Section 13: Rotordynamics
    • ESDU 95023
      Dynamics of a simple flexible rotor supported in axial groove hydrodynamic journal bearings. (Guide to use of computer program A9523.)
  • Section 14: Stress and Lubrication of Disc Cams
    • ESDU 00015
      Disc cams: tribological analysis using computer program A0015.