Relation of journal bearing performance to minimum oil-film thickness

F. W. Ocvirk, G. B. DuBois
naca-tn-4223
Apr 1958


The minimum thickness of the oil film is used as a basic variable in performance curves of plain journal bearings under a steady load. Analytical curves based on the short-bearing solution and the solution of Cameron and Wood are compared with experimental data from four published sources.

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