Optimal Design of HDD Air-Lubricated Slider Bearings for Improving Dynamic Characteristics and Operating Performance

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Tae-Sik Kang

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 111, Suwon, Korea 440-600

Dong-Hoon Choi

Center of Innovative Design Optimization Technology, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea 133-791 e-mail: dhchoi@email. hanyang.ac.kr

Tae-Gun Jeong

School of Mechanical Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea 143-701

J. Tribol 123(3), 541-547 (Jul 06, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1308031 History: Received February 04, 2000; Revised July 06, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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New air-bearing designs
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Flowchart for the optimum design of the slider
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Gain/loss of air-bearing skew angle and air-flow velocity during track seek
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Design variables and side constraints
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Optimized configurations (solid) and original configurations (dashed) including pressure distributions
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Convergence history of the cost values for the three sliders
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Flying height variations of the optimum design (solid) and the original design (dashed) for the three sliders
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Pitch angle variations of the optimum design (solid) and the original design (dashed) for the three sliders
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Roll angle variations of the optimum design (solid) and the original design (dashed) for the three sliders




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