As use of mobile computing devices has spread rapidly, it is very important to accurately analyze and predict anti-shock performance of the HDD system. In this paper, we proposed an efficient air bearing modeling method to analyze op-shock performance for the in 2.5-inch HDD system with ramp-disk contact behavior. We first constructed the decoupled approach method using linear air bearing springs in finite element method and used the Lagrange multiplier method for contact modeling between disk and ramp. With the constructed finite element model, the effect of linear air bearing stiffness was investigated in the decoupled method. We found that air bearing stiffness affects the behavior of the slider dominantly in the HDDs system with ramp-disk contact. Based on the numerical results, the advanced method able to efficiently reflect air bearing characteristics was proposed and evaluated.

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