This paper deals with the forced cooling problem of a slider bearing with wedge film of finite length, where most of the heat generated in the lubricant film is removed by a coolant which flows under the surface of the bearing pad. Analysis was made on the generalized Reynolds’ equation, including viscosity variations with temperature throughout the film and the energy equation. Simultaneous solutions of these equations seemed to be supported by experiments. From the analysis, calculations were made on the heat flow rate into the coolant, the temperature difference between slider and pad surfaces, bearing characteristics using the representative viscosity, and the mean heat transfer coefficient of the wedge film.

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