I need a very rough calculation for the size of a hydrodynamic bearing capable of supporting a load of 12,000 pounds, radially. Rotational speed is 700 - 750 RPM but I'd like to ensure this bearing is sufficiently large for rotational speeds down to ~ 400 RPM. Feel free to recommend oil type or other details if they are pertinant. This is for a reciprocating compressor, and I won't be doing the design myself for this bottom end but need some up front sizing to allow for sufficient room in the crankcase and for between cylinder centerlines for a preliminary study. So just looking for an aproximate diameter and length for this bearing. Thank you!
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