Abstract: The article presents selected numerical methods that are used to solve equations representing the
mathematical formulation of engineering problems. The examples of the use of numerical methods in tribology
are shown in this paper as well. The way of creating a computer program based on the theory of hydrodynamic
lubrication announced by Reynolds is discussed. This program uses the finite difference method to calculate the
distribution of hydrodynamic pressure in the radial bearing.
Keywords: Tribology, Computer program, Numerical methods.
ACM Classification Keywords: Numerical Analysis, Software engineering.
COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SYMULATION OF PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION IN THE
HYDRODYNAMIC RADIAL BEARING
Wiesław Graboń, Jan Smykla