Results are provided for an investigation of a compliant-surface, tilting-shoe bearing, when operating in oil. Two values of elastomer durometer were used on shoes as well as seven different pivot locations. The investigation included measurements of lubricant film pressure fields and film-thickness profiles under the shoes during operation. Friction and overall stiffness were also recorded for a typical range of speeds, loads, and pivot positions.

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