The modified Reynolds equation in conjunction with the modified Coyne-Elrod rupture model is used to investigate the inertia effect on the pressure distribution in converging-diverging bearings. The modified Reynolds equation is solved analytically for infinitely long bearings, including the cylinder-plane bearing and the journal bearing. The results showed that the fluid inertia tends to stretch the fluid film and to move the film rupture point farther downstream. The effects are profound even at a moderate value of the reduced Reynolds number, Re* ≈ 0.13 based on the minimum film thickness.

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