This study presents an elastohydrodynamic (EHD) lubrication model of connecting rod big-end bearings developed taking into consideration the effects of inertia and oil holes. In this model, the effect of inertia, namely the body force, on load and deformation is practically and rationally expressed based on engine dynamics and a structural model of a connecting rod. A method of defining the deformation of bearings has been proposed to simplify numerical analysis. The effect of oil holes, namely an oil feed hole in a journal and an oil jet hole in a bearing, is considered as a boundary condition in the EHD lubrication theory. Calculations of oil flow rate and power loss are also included.

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