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The Effect of the Accommodation Coefficient on Slider Air Bearing Simulation

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Weidong Huang, David B. Bogy

Computer Mechanics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94710

J. Tribol 122(2), 427-435 (Jun 08, 1999) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.555384 History: Received July 23, 1998; Revised June 08, 1999
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Figures

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Air bearing surface for the positive. (a) TFN slider; (b) Headway_AAB slider; (c) NSIC “Nutcracker” slider.
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Air bearing surface for the positive. (a) TF slider; (b) TPC slider; (c) Tri-pad slider.
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Air bearing surface for the modified TF slider
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Relative discrepancy of the flying height vs. flying height. (a) α0=0.95,α1=1; (b) α0=0.90,α1=0.95; (c) α0=0.90,α1=0.90.

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