A starvation model is incorporated in a previously presented numerical method for calculating film thicknesses inflexible short journal bearings under dynamic load. The system of elastohydrodynamic integro-differential equations is now coupled with continuity equations for the lubricant, considering central circumferential oil grooves and a constant supply pressure. An important application of this method is the connecting rod bearing in medium speed combustion engines. Results for several groove geometries are compared with those for a fully flooded bearing.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.