This paper presents an analysis of the performance characteristics for a misaligned full journal bearing operating in turbulent regime. The modified Reynolds equation for turbulent flow is solved taking into consideration that the distribution of the effective viscosity is dependent on local shear stress. It is found that journal misalignment influences bearing behavior especially at lower eccentricity ratios. Also, it is concluded that for the same load carrying capacity misaligned journal bearing consumes more power than an aligned one.

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