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DSMC/MGL comparisons of stresses on slider air bearing with nanometer spacings

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2 Author(s)
Fukui, S. ; Fac. of Eng., Tottori Univ., Japan ; Yamane, K.

Pressure and shear stress distributions on the slider air-bearing surface were calculated using a molecular gas-film lubrication (MGL) equation and direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method with an accommodation coefficient α as a parameter, which characterizes the gas surface scattering at the boundary surfaces. As the accommodation coefficient α decreases, which means that the rates of diffuse reflection at boundary surface decreases, pressures and shear stresses decrease. Both MGL analyses and DSMC results agree well with each other.

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

Sep 2002

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