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Head/tape interface
Author(s): Eric Baugh; Frank E. Talke
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Paper Abstract

Various numerical and experimental techniques used in the study of the head/tape interface over the last twenty years are discussed. The main equations governing the air bearing formation between the tape and the head, the deflection of the tape under pressure, and the contact behavior between tape asperities and the surface of the magnetic head are presented. Historical and modern methods of solving this system of equations are presented, focusing on finite difference and finite element techniques. The numerical models are verified by experimental measurements using various techniques of interferometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2604, High-Density Data Recording and Retrieval Technologies, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230051
Show Author Affiliations
Eric Baugh, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Frank E. Talke, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2604:
High-Density Data Recording and Retrieval Technologies
Ted A. Schwarz; Martin Francis, Editor(s)

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