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Lubrication Fundamentals, 2 PDH
This course, the learner will be introduced to the basics of lubrication, friction and wear and how lubrication is used to reduce friction in typical applications. The course materials is derived from Chapter 2, "Lubrication Principles" in the US Army Corps of Engineers document EM 1110-2-1424, "Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids".
To complete the course, a multiple-choice test consisting of ten questions at the end of this course to obtain PDH credits.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
Fundamentals of friction, including the laws of friction for sliding, rolling, lubricated surfaces, and associated lubrication definitions.
Concept of wear, different types of wear and associated damage.
Differences between static and kinetic friction and the relationship between friction, pressure and velocity
Boundary lubrication and the use of antiwear agents.
Principles of lubrication applied to thrust bearings and journal bearings
The use of extreme pressure lubricants, extreme pressure additives,
Principles of elastohydrodynamic lubrication as applied to rolling body lubrication,