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.
The Flight of a Flexible Tape Over a Cylinder With a Protruding Bump
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Wolf, B., Deshpande, N., and Castelli, V. (January 1, 1983). "The Flight of a Flexible Tape Over a Cylinder With a Protruding Bump." ASME. J. of Lubrication Tech. January 1983; 105(1): 138–142. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3254529
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