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Bifurcation Approach to the Analysis of Multiple Flying Height States in Load/Unload Hard Disk Drive Systems

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Pyung Hwang, Polina V. Khan

Yeungnam University, Gyongbuk, Korea

Paper No. WTC2005-64028, pp. 759-760; 2 pages
  • World Tribology Congress III
  • World Tribology Congress III, Volume 1
  • Washington, D.C., USA, September 12–16, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Tribology Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4201-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3767-X
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


The application of numerical continuation methods to calculate suspension force-equilibrium position curve for hard disk drive sliders is proposed. The method efficiently detects multiple equilibrium positions. The relationship between suspension force offset and critical preload is found for the femto slider.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME
Topics: Stress , Disks , Bifurcation



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