The dynamic behavior of plane, self-acting, pivoted slider bearings of infinite length is examined for the case of an incompressible lubricating film. The equations of motion for the slider are derived, with the lubricant force expressed in terms of the motion-coordinates and their derivatives and of the parameters that characterize the system. Equilibrium positions of the system are determined numerically and the stability of small motions in the neighborhood of these positions is examined. The nature of large motions is investigated by numerical integration of the equations of motion, and the transient behavior of the system is shown and discussed for some specific cases.
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