Measurement and Simulation of Partial Contact at the Head/Tape Interface

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C. Lacey, F. E. Talke

Center for Magnetic Recording Research, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif. 92093

J. Tribol 114(4), 646-652 (Oct 01, 1992) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2920931 History: Received April 25, 1991; Revised December 20, 1991; Online June 05, 2008


Partial contact at the head/tape interface is investigated as a function of changes in the head/tape spacing due to asperity compression during contact. A model of head/tape contact, based on measurements of average contact pressure versus average head/tape spacing, is developed and incorporated into a numerical simulation of the head/tape interface. Numerical calculations of head/tape spacing with partial contact are verified by interferometric measurements.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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