Journal of Applied Sciences1812-56541812-5662Asian Network for Scientific Information10.3923/jas.2007.285.293MansouriBensmaineBounifAbdelhamidMaspeyrotPatrickTamineTowfik2200772The heating and mechanics effects due to the temperatures and pressures in bearings were largely studied these last years but separately; few studies are devoted to the two phenomena acting together in dynamic mode, such as the crankshaft and rod bearings; where the requirements are very severe. In order to approach reality and confronting with other studies being interested in the thermo-elastohydrodynamic phenomena (TEHD). The studied model takes into account the deformations due to the pressures field for the bearing as well as the differential expansion between that and the crankpin; it takes also into account the reduction of the lubricant viscosity which is included in Reynolds’equation. Simulation résults of the connecting rod bearings of in internal combustion engine are presented and show that the thermal distortion has remarkable effects on the bearings performances; therefore the thermo-elastohydrodynamic analysis is very recommended to predict the performances of the journal bearings in internal combustion engines.]]>Boncompain, R.,1984Boncompain, R., M. Fillon and J. Frene,1986Booker, J.F.,1965Bouyer, J. and M. Fillon,2003Byung, J.K. and W.K. Kyung,2001Ferron, J., J. Frene and R. Boncompain,1983Frene, J.,1982Frene, J., D. Nicola, B. Deguerce, D. Brthe and M. Et Godet,1990Garnier, T., D. Bonneau and C. Grente,1999Hoang, L.V. and D. Bonneau,2001Khonsari, M.M. and S.H. Wang,1991Kumar, A., P.K. Goenka and J.F. Booker,1990Laroze, S.,1991Oh, K.P. and P.K. Goenka,1985Piffetau, S., D. Souchet and D. Bonneau,2000Souchet, D., P. Michaud and D. Bonneau,2001