A Generalized Short Bearing Theory

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S. M. Rohde, D. F. Li

Engineering Mechanics Department, General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Mich. 48090

J. of Lubrication Tech 102(3), 278-281 (Jul 01, 1980) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3251504 History: Received July 09, 1979; Online November 17, 2009


This paper discusses new approximate solutions to Reynolds equation. A generalized short bearing approximation is developed which is applicable to a large class of hydrodynamic bearings. Several examples are presented and comparisons between approximate results and the exact solutions for finite bearings are made.

Copyright © 1980 by ASME
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