This paper analyzes the load-carrying capacity of the hybrid air lubricated journal bearing. Assuming a small eccentricity ratio, a first order perturbation solution is obtained. The air is fed to the bearing through inherent restrictor with feeding holes distributed around the circumference in one, two, and three feeding planes (Fig. 1). The number of feeding holes in each plane is sufficiently large to permit the feeding planes being treated as the line sources. The results are given for the load-carrying capacity and the attitude angle. A comparative study is made of the three types of gas feeding arrangements.

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