Abstract

The solution of the Reynolds equation for slider-bearing lubrication is given for the finite bearing, side leakage included, when the viscosity is a known function of the pressure. The solution for the pressure distribution is obtained readily from the corresponding case of constant viscosity. The design factors—total load, center of pressure, friction force, and side leakage—also may be obtained, but, in general, the integrals involved must be worked out numerically. Qualitative properties of the pressure, total load, and center of pressure are obtained.

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