The hydrodynamics of an oil film has been considered and the basic principles of operation of plain bearings at start-up have been established previously 1 . The solution to the problem was carried out on the assumption that in the case of bearings with self-adjusting pads the ratio of the layer thickness at the gap inlet and outlet of oil is independent of time. This article deals with the problem to a more complete extent without introducing additional limitations imposed on the rotation of the pad. Author
Unedited rough draft trans. of Akademiya Nauk SSSR. Izvestiya. Mekhanika i Mashinostroenie, 1963, no. 1, p. 197-200. Legibility of this document is in part unsatisfactory. Reproduction has been made from best available copy.