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A Variational Approach to Lubrication Problems and the Solution of the Finite Journal Bearing

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D. F. Hays

General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Mich.

J. Basic Eng 81(1), 13-22 (Mar 01, 1959) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4008347 History: Received April 15, 1958; Published March 01, 1959; Online February 20, 2019


A general method is derived for the solution of the two-dimensional Reynolds’ equation. The method is applied to the solution of the full journal bearing of finite width with a continuous film and design charts are presented which describe the characteristics of this bearing.

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