The method of matched asymptotic expansions is used to develop an asymptotic expression for the pressure for large bearing numbers for the case of an infinite slider bearing with a general film thickness that has a discontinuous slope at a point. It is shown that, in addition to the boundary layer of the pressure at the trailing edge, there is also a boundary layer in the derivative of the pressure at the point of discontinuity. The corresponding load formula is also derived. The special cases of the taper-flat and taper-taper slider bearings are discussed.

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