Dynamically Loaded Journal Bearings: Position of Maximum Pressure Ratio

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F. A. Martin

T & N Technology Ltd., Cawston, Rugby CV22 7SA, England

J. Tribol 117(3), 558-560 (Jul 01, 1995) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2831291 History: Received March 16, 1994; Revised July 25, 1994; Online January 24, 2008


The position of the maximum “pressure ratio” in dynamically loaded bearings, using short bearing theory, has previously been published only in graphical (map) form. Simple equations are derived here so that this position (relative to the load line) can be obtained directly in numerical form.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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