The Flight of a Flexible Tape Over a Cylinder With a Protruding Bump

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B. Wolf, V. Castelli

Xerox Corporation Research, N. Tarrytown, N.Y. 10591

N. Deshpande

Xerox Corporation Research, Webster, N.Y.

J. of Lubrication Tech 105(1), 138-142 (Jan 01, 1983) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254529 History: Received October 26, 1981; Online November 13, 2009


This paper describes a theoretical model for the prediction of the spacing profile between a wide flexible magnetic tape tensioned around a rotating drum and a protruding read-write head mounted on the drum. The model is based on the coupled equations controlling the elastic deformation of the tape and the hydrodynamics of the gas film which separates the tape and the head. Typical results are presented.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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