A numerical method is proposed for calculating film thicknesses in flexible short journal bearings under dynamic load. The system of elastohydrodynamic integro-differential equations is discretized directly and solved by a 2-step Newton-Raphson method. The cavitation boundaries are located by a special discretization of the pressure. This type of condition puts practically no restrictions on the boundary alterations. The results for the con rod bearings of medium- and high-speed combustion engines are compared.

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