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- Static and dynamic analyis of air bearing slider for small form factor drives
- Shi, B. J.; Shu, D. W.; Gu, B.; Lu, G. X.; Parlapalli, M. R.; Della, C. N.; Li, Y. J.
- As the areal recording density increases in hard disk drives (HDDs), the flying physical spacing between the head and the disk decreases and the likelihood of head-disk contact during full speed rotation increases. Therefore, the simulation and modeling of the air bearing slider with ultra-low flying heights becomes an important issue for the operational shock simulation. The static/dynamic properties, including the influence of the radial position and the skew angle of the slider, the rotating speed of the disk, and the shock simulation, of the air bearing slider were analyzed. Generally speaking, for a given rotating speed of the disk, as the slider moves from the inner diameter to the outer diameter, the maximum contact pressure, the skew angle, the pitch angle, and the maximum air bearing pressure increase; while the flying height decreases. These trends are strengthened by a faster rotating speed of the disk. There are obvious oscillations in the air bearing force and the minimum spacing when contact occurs during a shock.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- International Journal of Modern Physics B, Vol. 22, no. 9-11 (Apr 2008), pp. 1391-1396
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 01 Mathematical Sciences; 02 Physical Sciences
- Air bearing sliders; Hard disk drives
- World Scientific Publishing
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © World Scientific Publishing Company.
- Additional information
- This work is also partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos U0635002, 50775132), and the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province, China (Grant No Y2005A09).
- Peer reviewed