Procedures for the Study of the Flexible-Disk to Head Interface
by G. G. Adams
The response of a rotating flexible disk interacting with a read-write head is analyzed. The disk deflection due to an arbitrary distributed normal pressure is coupled with the Reynolds lubrication equation for the disk-to-head air bearing. Procedures which considerably reduce the computation time necessary for obtaining a converged solution are described. A parameter study is then discussed and its results presented.