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A Numerical Study of Air-Bearing Slider Form-Factors

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Brian H. Thornton, David B. Bogy

Computer Mechanics Laboratory, 5129 Etcheverry Hall, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720

J. Tribol 126(3), 553-558 (Jun 28, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1691435 History: Received October 16, 2002; Revised July 11, 2003; Online June 28, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Air bearing surface designs: (a) ABS I; and (b) ABS II
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Pressure profile generated by (a) ABS I, and (b) ABS II
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Model frequencies and damping ratios of the ABS I designs for the pico and femto form-factors
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Modal frequencies and damping ratios of the ABS II designs for the pico and femto form-factors
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FHM ratio or gain for the ABS I design ABS’s as a function of disk waviness wavelength
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FHM ratio or gain for the ABS II design ABS’s as a function of disk waviness wavelength
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FHM ratio or gain for the ABS I and ABS II ABS’s as a function of disk waviness wavelength
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The ratio of FHM ratios of the slider form-factors for the ABS I designs
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The ratio of FHM ratios of the slider form-factors for the ABS II designs
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Disk and slider displacement for ABS I in the pico form-factor for a disk waviness wavelength of 0.625 mm
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Slider design comparison of the FHM ratios for the pico form-factor with a measured disk topography overlaid
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Slider design comparison of the FHM ratios for the femto form-factor with a measured disk topography overlaid

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