A Finite Element and Experimental Investigation of a Clamp Plate for a Disk Stack in a Winchester Disk Drive

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C. P. Morris

New Product Design, Seagate Technology, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK 73157

C. W. Bert

School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019-0601

J. Electron. Packag 115(4), 448-451 (Dec 01, 1993) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2909356 History: Online April 28, 2008


This paper provides a numerical tool to calculate the load provided by the clamp plate which anchors the disk stack of a Winchester disk drive and the distribution of that load circumferentially around the plate support. The analysis is verified by comparison with experimental data.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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