An analytical study for the flow and dynamic force response in turbulent hybrid journal bearings is presented. Fluid inertia effects at the recess edges and film lands are included. For small amplitude motions about the centered position, the equations for the flow on the film lands and recesses are solved in close form by invoking the thin-land assumption. Predictions from the present simplified analytical theory agree well with full numerical predictions. The effect of recess pressure on the dynamic force response of a L02 hybrid bearing is discussed in detail.

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