The Reynolds equations for viscoplastic lubricants can be quite complex, involving multiple branches which depend on the form of the boundary conditions invoked in their development. Methods of visualizing and understanding the branching problem are explored. This information is used, together with the Reynolds equations developed in the companion paper, in analyses of the lubrication of a wide slider bearing and a metalforming inlet zone. The results of these analyses are used to draw general conclusions regarding the influence of different types of non-Newtonian behavior.

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