A New Finite-Element Based Suspension Model Including Displacement Limiters for Load/Unload Simulations

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Stefan Weissner, Uwe Zander, Frank E. Talke

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

J. Tribol 125(1), 162-167 (Dec 31, 2002) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1506314 History: Received July 20, 2001; Revised June 12, 2002; Online December 31, 2002
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Load/unload drive (top view)
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(a) Beam elements; and (b) complete FEM model
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Airbearing forces and ramp force during loading
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Minimum spacing, pitch angle, and roll angle during loading
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Airbearing forces during unloading for 20 mm/s and 160 mm/s
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Minimum spacing and pitch angle during unloading for 20 mm/s and 160 mm/s



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