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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Lateral Motion of an Axially Moving Tape on a Cylindrical Guide Surface

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Bart Raeymaekers1

 University of California, San Diego, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0401bart@talkelab.ucsd.edu

Frank E. Talke

 University of California, San Diego, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0401

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Corresponding author.

J. Appl. Mech 74(5), 1053-1056 (Feb 08, 2007) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2723823 History: Received February 19, 2006; Revised February 08, 2007

The lateral motion of a tape moving axially over a cylindrical guide surface is investigated. The effects of lateral bending stiffness and friction force are studied and the attenuation of lateral tape motion as a function of the guide radius and friction coefficient is determined. Good agreement between numerical predictions and experimental results is observed.

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Tape on a cylindrical guide

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Experimental apparatus to measure LTM on a cylindrical guide

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Comparison of experimental measurements and numerical predictions in the middle of the cylindrical guide (a) in time domain and (b) in frequency domain

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Maximum deviation from straightness for (a) a guide with radius 100mm and (b) a guide with radius 10mm (s0=20μm and s3=0μm, μφ=μz=0.3)

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Amplitude ratio z(s2)∕z(s1)(a) for different guide radii and (b) for different friction coefficients

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