Approximate Design of Statically Loaded Cylindrical Journal Bearings Academic Article uri icon


  • This technical note presents an approximate solution for the fluid film forces and design coefficents for statically loaded cylindrical journal bearings. The solution is an improved correction to the infinitely long journal bearing model. The formulas derived are of extreme simplicity and the results are excellent for most practical journal bearing configurations. © 1989 by ASME.

author list (cited authors)

  • San Andres, L. A.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • April 1989