A new direct iterative method for obtaining the time-varying behavior of a statically indeterminate shafting system within one of its hydrodynamic journal bearings is described. A modified Newmark’s method is used to step in time. At each integration time step an optimization technique iterates between the shafting system and the oil film analyses until an equilibrium is achieved. The three-dimensional shafting system structural analysis and the two-dimensional oil film hydrodynamic analysis utilize the finite element method. The “hourglass control” method is employed for the construction of the oil film fluidity matrix. A numerical example illustrates the method.

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