Factors affecting the durability of 5.25 inch floppy diskette media and its mechanisms of wear


This project is targeted towards establishing the durability and mechanisms of wear involved in the use of 5.25 inch magnetic floppy diskettes with particular reference to the media manufactured by the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, 3M Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. In the present work most stress has been laid on the presentation of the conclusions drawn from the results obtained using samples produced specifically for this project. These samples were produced on the pilot plant at 3MTM, St. Paul, USA and are identified by the code 58759-4 with sample numbers SR1 to SR4 each with different lubrication conditions. All of the categories have been produced with four different surface roughnesses by varying the degree of burnishing. It has been found that the mechanisms of wear are related to a fatigue process. Some surprises have been noted in respect of the value of burnishing compared to the observations made elsewhere. Good reasons for these observed differences have been noted, however, and it will be shown that these are merely superficial and not concerned with wear of any real type. The present work reports the effects of the changes in the media's lubrication status and its surface topography as well as presenting evidence for the suggested wear mechanisms.

Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
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Institution: Aston University
Uncontrolled Keywords: durability and mechanisms of wear,lubrication conditions,burnishing,superficial,wear mechanisms
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2024 07:32
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2010 13:06
Completed Date: 1989
Authors: Sharma, Pamal J.

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