A new beam suspension model for load/unload simulations of magnetic hard disk drive sliders is presented. The model is applicable to the load/unload process as well as to the dynamic flying behavior of the slider on the disk. Suspension and gimbal are modeled with continuous beam elements. The roll degree of freedom of the slider is decoupled from spacing and pitch. The numerical implementation of the model is described. Loading and unloading of a typical subambient pressure type slider is presented.
A New Finite-Element Based Suspension Model Including Displacement Limiters for Load/Unload Simulations
Contributed by the Tribology Division for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY. Manuscript received by the Tribology Division July 20, 2001; revised manuscript received June 12, 2002. Associate Editor: J. L. Streator.
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Weissner , S., Zander , U., and Talke, F. E. (December 31, 2002). "A New Finite-Element Based Suspension Model Including Displacement Limiters for Load/Unload Simulations ." ASME. J. Tribol. January 2003; 125(1): 162–167. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1506314
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