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A Sommerfeld Solution for Finite Bearings With Circumferential Grooves

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J. V. Fedor

Naval Ordnance Laboratory, Silver Spring, Md.

J. Basic Eng 82(2), 321-326 (Jun 01, 1960) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3662589 History: Received December 29, 1958; Online November 04, 2011

Abstract

A method of solution is developed that circumvents the algebraic complexity in the solution of Reynolds differential equation applied to full journal bearings. The method leads to equations for journal-bearing characteristics that are in finite form. Salient features of the complete-oil-film solution are: As the eccentricity ratio b approaches 1, the load capacities of all finite bearings approach that of the infinite bearing; also, the friction curve intercept, (r/c)f, is 1 for all finite bearings when b equals 1. Results are compared with calculated values published by Muskat and Morgan for 0 < b < 0.6. Excellent agreement is found throughout the compared range.

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