Scheduled System Maintenance on October 20th, 2014:
IEEE Xplore will be upgraded between 10:00 and 10:15 AM EDT. During this time there may be intermittent impact on performance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
By Topic

High speed flexible disk - head interface

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Smith, P. ; Burroughs Corporation, Westlake Village, CA ; Ragle, H.

Progress toward the use of high speed flexible disks in recording systems has been made possible by a better understanding of stabilization requirements. Benson and Bogy [1], and Greenberg [2] have described the overall response to a localized load on a flexible disk. Greenberg describes the head/disk interface with an expression that uses Reynolds equation for loading. This study examines the flying height behavior between a high speed flexible disk and a spherical head using white light interferometry. Geometric parameters determining optimum flying characteristics are discussed, and stable, relatively uniform air bearing spacings in the sub-micron region are described at a surface speed of 40 m/sec. Correlation is established with a computer model which couples the solution of the Reynolds equation for the air bearing with a simplified treatment of a localized region of the disk. This portion of the disk is considered as a membrane on an elastic foundation. Steady state tension and elasticity parameters are used to model rotational stresses and axial compliance.

Published in:

Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 6 )