Rakesh Sehgal

National Institute of TechnologyNorway

Rakesh Sehgal is currently Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dean (Faculty Welfare) at National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India. He did his post graduation in Design of Mechanical Equipment from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Doctorate in Tribology from Kurukshetra University. Currently, he is actively engaged in research in tribology and pursuing post doctorate in the area of non-circular journal bearings under PDF Award from University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India. He has supervised six doctorate students and several M.Tech. students. He has completed several sponsored research projects and published more than 104 research papers in peer reviewed international/national journals and conferences. He is a life member of Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Association for Machines and Mechanisms (AMM), Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM), Tribology Society of India (TSI), Materials Research Society of India (MRSI) and Member of ASME.

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Bearings (both plain and rolling element) are used as important supporting elements for locating rotating components and confining their motion in desired direction. In order to ensure their operational reliability and desired life, these need to be properly designed/selected for an application more so because of ever increasing operational speeds. This requires the careful performance evaluation of different types of bearings considering aspects such as thermal stability, lubrication, contaminants in lubricants and controlling mechanism etc. The title of this book was specifically chosen as Performance Evaluation of Bearings. The present book is a compilation of different aspects contributing towards the performance evaluation of plain bearings (both journal and thrust), rolling element bearings and magnetic bearings.

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