We numerically investigated the tracking ability, the dynamic contact and friction forces of a 2-DOF model of a tripad slider over a random wavy disk surface with 1 nm rms value in the near-contact regime. The air bearing was modeled as a lumped spring and dashpot in order to consider a general design methodology of the flying slider in the near-contact regime. The nominal flying height was changed from the contact regime to the near-contact regime. We studied the effects of the front and rear air bearing stiffnesses, the nominal flying height and the friction coefficient on the tracking ability and contact force. As a result, we found that the spacing variation is caused not only by the slider dynamics but also by the micro-waviness of the disk surface and the distance of the contact pad (head-gap) position from the rear air bearing center. We also derived the closed form frequency response functions of the spacing variation to the disk surface waviness. The approximation agreed with the numerical simulation. The effect of the friction coefficient on the tracking ability can be neglected when the flying height is more than 1 nm.
Dynamic Characteristics and Design Consideration of a Tripad Slider in the Near-Contact Regime
Contributed by the Tribology Division for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY. Manuscript received by the Tribology Division May 4, 2001; revised manuscript received November 2, 2001. Associate Editor: G. G. Adams.
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Iida, K., Ono, K., and Yamane, M. (May 31, 2002). "Dynamic Characteristics and Design Consideration of a Tripad Slider in the Near-Contact Regime ." ASME. J. Tribol. July 2002; 124(3): 600–606. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1467089
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