Optimum design of thrust air bearing for hard disk drive spindle motor

Ibrahim, M.D and Namba, T. and Ochiai, M. and Hashimoto, H. (2010) Optimum design of thrust air bearing for hard disk drive spindle motor. Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing, 4 (1). pp. 70-81. ISSN 1881-3054

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This paper describes the application of geometry optimization method proposed by Hashimoto to the design of air lubricated thrust bearings used for HDD spindle motors. The optimization is carried out to maximize the dynamic stiffness of air films because the low stiffness is a serious problem of thrust air bearings in the actual application to HDD spindle motor. The optimized dynamic stiffnesses are obtained by changing the allowable film thickness, which is corresponding to the tolerance of bearings. The results obtained show that the optimized thrust air bearings have the comparable stiffness to the oil lubricated thrust bearings and it is verified theoretically that this type of thrust air bearing can be used for HDD spindle motors.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering, research, UNIMAS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, geometry optimization method, HDD spindle motors, thrust air bearings, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 28 May 2014 06:58
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2015 07:19
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/3047

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