DOI: 10.1115/2003-trib-337
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Abstract: A dynamic model of a simple inclined flying head slider was considered in order to analyze the dynamic characteristics of a flying head slider considering the van der Waals force the air bearing force. The corrected van der Waals force equation and the linearized molecular gas-film lubrication (MGL) equation were used for the analysis. The “spacing stiffness”, kspacing, composed of the stiffnesses due to the van der Waals force and the air bearing force was defined and the flying stability of the head slider w…

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