Solution of Reynolds Equation for Arbitrarily Loaded Journal Bearings

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O. Pinkus

General Electric Company, Lynn, Mass.

J. Basic Eng 83(2), 145-151 (Jun 01, 1961) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3658905 History: Received July 07, 1960; Online November 04, 2011


The Reynolds equation has been solved on a digital computer for the case of 150, 100, and 75-deg bearing arcs subject to loads acting in any arbitrary direction. The results cover the entire range of attitudes and load angles and provide solutions for L/D ratios from 1 1/2 down to 1/4 . The application of these basic results to the calculation of the performance of noncentrally loaded partial, grooved, and multilobed bearings is discussed.

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