Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Airflow-Simulation by Voxel Mesh Method for Complete Hard Disk Drive Structure

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

3 Author(s)
Ikegawa, M. ; Mech. Eng. Res. Lab., Hitachi, Ltd., Ibaraki, China ; Mukai, H. ; Watanabe, M.

Numerical fluid simulation based on the voxel-mesh method was applied to the whole structure of 3.5-inch hard-disk drives. The voxel mesh of a hard-disk drive (HDD) including all components can be generated automatically from a computer-aided design (CAD) software in a short time. The simulation results were compared with the experimental measurements by particle image velocimetry (PIV). The airflow simulation with a whole-HDD-structure model exhibits a better agreement with the PIV results than that of a partial model (namely, a calculation region sliced between two disks) does, and it indicates the existence of an entire flow (from between the disks, up between the shroud gap and filter area, and onto the top disk) in the vertical direction throughout the HDD. This method is useful for airflow simulation of a model with complicated geometry such as that of hard disk drives.

Published in:

Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:45 ,  Issue: 11 )

Date of Publication:

Nov. 2009

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.