Water-Lubricated Journal Bearings: Marine Applications, Design, and Operational Problems and Solutions provides cutting-edge design solutions, common problems and methods for avoiding them, and material selection considerations for the use of water-lubricated journal bearings in marine environments. These bearings have many advantages, including the absence of the potential for oil contamination. They are also sensitive, and their production processes can be challenging, but this book outlines techniques and concepts designed to overcome these challenges, emphasizing their role in durable and reliable propulsion systems in modern, safe, and environment-friendly shipping. Propeller shafts, water-lubricated stern tube bearings, problems frequently encountered with water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings and sliding bearings alongside solutions to these problems are all covered, as are the hydrodynamic properties of water-lubricated bearings, operation at low revolution speeds, high-speed bearings, hybrid bearings, and more. Foundational concepts of tribology related to friction, lubrication, wear, and fluid/solid and solid/solid interactions in ship stern tube and water-lubricated turbine machinery are also discussed.
Les mer
1. Introduction 2. Propeller shaft arrangement 3. Water-lubricated stern tube bearings 4. Experimental research on water-lubricated bearings 5. Theoretical research on water-lubricated sliding bearings – state of knowledge and research possibilities 6. Problems of water-lubiracted sliding bearings 7. Water base lubricants and environmentally adoptable lubricants 8. Summary
Les mer
Provides cutting-edge design solutions for marine applications, explores common problems, and presents methods for avoiding them
Provides cutting-edge design solutions and material selection considerations for water-lubricated journal bearings Outlines common problems and solutions for overcoming them when working with water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings, sliding bearings, and hybrid bearings Presents theoretical and experimental research on bearings, including the influence of bush shape imperfections and misalignment
Les mer


Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
450 gr
229 mm
152 mm
P, 06
Product language
Product format
Antall sider

Biographical note

Dr. Wojciech Litwin is a professor of mechanical engineering and currently the head of the Institute of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the Gdansk University of Technology, Poland. He has been involved in several design and research projects for water-lubricated bearings, environmentally adoptable lubricants, and contemporary, “green” ship propulsion. Machine design, tribology, and marine propulsion systems comprise his main research areas. Dr. Litwin has authored numerous scientific papers and participated in many global conferences focused on tribology. In 2022 Dr. Litwin was placed on a list of top-cited scientists in the field prepared by Stanford University based on Scopus data. In recent years, Dr. Litwin has cooperated with commercial companies, marine bearings, seals and lubricants manufacturers from Canada, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.