The reduction of head-media separation (HMS) results in a decreased flying height. Consequently, the contact probability between the slider and the lubricant layer or hard overcoat surface on the disks will increase greatly. Therefore, investigating the contact stress of the disk is vital for improving the reliability of the head disk interface. In this study, a rigid hemisphere sliding over a multilayer thin film half-space is implemented to simulate the contact between the recording slider and the magnetic storage multilayer disk under the quasi-static condition. The effects of different parameters such as normal load, friction coefficient and radius of slider on the von Mises, shear and principal stresses in the multilayer system are analyzed by using finite element method (FEM).

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