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RESEARCH PAPERS

Study of Transverse Flow Effects on Particle Flows and Contamination of Air Bearing Sliders

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Xinjiang Shen, David B. Bogy

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720

Mike Suk

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, 5600 Cottle Road, San Jose, California 95193

J. Tribol 126(4), 745-750 (Nov 09, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1757489 History: Received June 05, 2003; Revised November 06, 2003; Online November 09, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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A sketch of slider-disk assembly and Cartesian coordinates
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Pressure profile of the air-bearing slider
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Spacing between the slider and disk surfaces and locations for comparing different forces by two-dimensional and three-dimensional modeling
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(a) Air streamlines at heights of 1 percent of the slider spacing above the disk; (b) air streamlines at heights of 50 percent of the slider spacing above the disk; and (c) air streamlines at heights of 99 percent of the slider spacing above the disk.
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Spacing between the slider and disk surfaces at y=0.3 mm
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Air vertical velocity in the air-bearing at y=0.3 mm
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Comparison between particle trajectories using two-dimensional and three-dimensional modeling
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Particle flying paths starting at z=2, 3, 5, and 9hm
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Comparison between particle contamination profiles using analysis without and with transverse flow effects: (a) w/o transverse flow; and (b) with transverse flow.
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Experimental observed particle contamination profile on the slider
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Numerical simulated particle contamination profile for the same slider

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