A Study of Subambient Pressure Tri-Pad Sliders Using Acoustic Emission

[+] Author and Article Information
A. G. Khurshudov, F. E. Talke

Center for Magnetic Recording Research, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0401

J. Tribol 120(1), 54-59 (Jan 01, 1998) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2834190 History: Received December 05, 1996; Revised March 27, 1997; Online January 24, 2008


Acoustic emission is used to study the contact behavior of subambient pressure tri-pad sliders during start/stop and constant speed operation. The contact force at the slider/disk interface is determined as a function of velocity and the dependence of contact force on flying height is investigated. The results indicate that contact forces for typical subambient pressure tri-pad sliders are on the order of a few mN.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In