CML - Gold Reports
CML Research
2016
  1. Performance Optimization of CMLAir Dynamic and Static Solvers using GPU's, Tholfaqar (Dolf) Mardan, MS Thesis, Fall 2016. (available in PDF format)
  2. Track Settling Control of Triple-Stage HDD using Robust Output Feedback MPC, Huy Minh Nguyen, MS Thesis, Fall 2016. (available in PDF format)
2015
  1. Synthesis and Characterization of Amorphous Carbon Films for Magnetic Storage Technology, Jun Xie, PhD Thesis, Fall 2015. (available in PDF format)
  2. Lubricant Flow and De-wetting at the Head-Disk Interface of a Hard Disk Drive, Alejandro R. Mendez, PhD Thesis, Fall 2015. (available in PDF format)
  3. Some Tribological Aspects of the Hard Disk Drive Head-Disk Interface for Quasi Contact Conditions: Contact Detection, Lubricant Modulation and Wear, Yung-Kan Chen, PhD Thesis, Fall 2015. (available in PDF format)
  4. Direct and Indirect Adaptive Feedforward Repetitive Control of Servo Systems, Behrooz Shahsavari, PhD Thesis, Fall 2015. (available in PDF format)
2014
  1. Nanofriction Properties of Ultrathin Amorphous Carbon Films, Jozef Matlak, MS Thesis, Spring 2014. (available in PDF format)
  2. Head-disk Interface Study for Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) and Plasmonic Nanolithography for Patterned Media, Shaomin Xiong, PhD Thesis, Fall 2014. (available in PDF format)
2013
  1. Numerical Investigation of the Effect of Operational Shock and Disk Surface Pattern on the Dynamics of Head Disk Interface in Hard Disk Drives, PhD Thesis, Liping Li, Summer 2013. (available in PDF format)
  2. Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording Head-Disk Interface: Numerical Simulation of Air Bearing and Lubricant Mechanics, Joanna B. Dahl, PhD Thesis, Fall 2013. (available in PDF format)
  3. Synthesis, Characterization, and Molecular Dynamics Analysis of Ultrathin Amorphous Carbon Films, Na Wang, PhD Thesis, Fall 2013. (available in PDF format)
2012
  1. Dynamics and Stability of Thermal Flying-height Control Sliders in Hard Disk Drives, Jinglin Zheng, PhD Thesis, Spring 2012. (available in PDF format)
2011
  1. Discrete-Time H2 Guaranteed Cost Control, Richard A. Conway, PhD Thesis, Spring 2011. (available in PDF format)
  2. Thermal Fly-height Control Slider Dynamics and Slider-Lubricant Interactions in Hard Disk Drives, Sripathi V. Canchi, PhD Thesis, Spring 2011. (available in PDF format)
  3. Numerical Investigation of Operational Shock and Vibrations in Mobile Hard Disk Drives, Rahul Rai, PhD Thesis, Spring 2011. (available in PDF format)
  4. Control Design and Implementation of Hard Disk Drive Servos, Jianbin Nie, PhD Thesis, Spring 2011. (available in PDF format)
2010
  1. Hi Precision Tracking Control Applied to Spiral Servo Writing in Hard Disk Drives, Xu Chen, Master's Thesis, May 2010. (available in PDF format)
  2. Application of Rarefied Gas Dynamics to the Head-Disk Interface in Hard Disk Drives, Nan Liu, PhD Thesis, June 2010. (available in PDF format)
  3. Integration of Piezoelectric Sensing and Control for Nano-Scale Vibration Suppression in Hard Disk Drives, Sarah H. Felix, PhD Thesis, Spring 2010. (available in PDF format)
2009
  1. Multi-objective Control Design for Discrete Time Periodic Systems via Convex Optimization, Richard Conway, Master's Thesis, January 2009. (available in PDF format)
  2. Experimental Investigation of Slider-Lubricant Interaction in Hard Disk Drives, Sean Moseley, Ph.D. Thesis, Spring 2009. (available in PDF format)
  3. Surface Modification by Filtered Cathodic Vacuum Arc and Nanomechanical Properties of Thin-Film Media, Cu-Al-Ni Shape-Memory Alloy, and Surface-Textured Silicon, Hanshen Zhang, Ph.D. Thesis, Fall 2009. (available in PDF format)
  4. The Effect of Thermal Creep Flow in a Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording System, Joanna Bechtel, Master's Thesis, Fall 2009. (available in PDF format)
2008
  1. Numerical Simulations of the head-disk interface in hard disk drives, Puneet Bhargava, PhD Thesis, Spring 2008. (available in PDF format)
  2. Partial-Contact Head Disk Interface for Ultrahigh Density Magnetic Recording, Du Chen, PhD Thesis, Fall 2008. (available in PDF format)
2007
  1. Dynamic Stability And Slider-Lubricant Interactions In Hard- Disk Drives, Rohit Pradeep Ambekar, PhD Thesis, Spring 2007. (available in PDF format)
  2. Air Bearing Slider Dynamics and Stability in Hard Disk Drives, Vineet Gupta, PhD Thesis, Spring 2007. (available in PDF format)
  3. Micro-scale Fixtures and Positioning Stage For Dual-Stage Hard Disk Drive Assembly, Sarah Felix, Masters Thesis, Fall 2007. (available in PDF format)
2006
  1. Computing turbulence induced vibrations in hard disk drives, Sujit Kirpekar, PhD Thesis, Spring 2006. (available in PDF format)
  2. Flying Height Control Sliders with Piezoelectric and Thermal Nanoactuators for Ultrahigh Density Magnetic Recording, Jia-Yang Juang, PhD Thesis, Spring 2006. (available in PDF format)
2004
  1. Analytical and Numerical Contact Analyses of Semi-Infinite Media With Patterned and Rough Surfaces, Zhong-Qing Gong, Phd Thesis, Spring 2004. (available in PDF format)
  2. The Effect of Contamination Particles on the Dynamics of Ultra-Low Flying Air Bearing Sliders, Xinjiang Shen, Phd Thesis, Spring 2004. (available in PDF format)
  3. Dynamic Contact and Friction Study of Homogeneous and Layered Media, Jian Yang, Phd Thesis, Fall 2004. (available in PDF format)
  4. Sputter Deposition Synthesis and Characterization of Thin Films: Amorphous Carbon and TiNi Shape Memory Alloys, Dujiang Wan, Phd Thesis, Fall 2004. (available in PDF format)
2003
  1. Investigation into nanoindentation-induced ‘pop-in’ phenomena under the monitoring of acoustic emission, Xiaoguang Ma, MS Project Report, Spring 2003. (available in PDF format)
  2. Off-Track Vibrations of the Read-Write Heads in Hard Disk Drives, Hany Gross, Phd Thesis, Spring 2003. (available in PDF format)
  3. Head-Disk Interface Dynamics of Ultra-Low Flying Air Bearing Sliders for Hard-Disk Drive Applications, Brian Thornton, Phd Thesis, Spring 2003. (available in PDF format)
  4. Dual-Stage Servo Control and Active Vibration Compensation in Magnetic Hard Disk Drives, Yunfeng Li, Phd Thesis, Fall 2003. (available in PDF format)
2002
  1. Tribology of Carbon Films as Protective Overcoats for High Areal Density Disk Drive Applications, Walt Fong, PhD Thesis, Spring 2002. (available in PDF format)
  2. Contact Mechanics of Elastic-Plastic Layered Media With Smooth and Rough Surfaces, Ning Ye, PhD Thesis, Spring 2002. (available in PDF format)
  3. Global Optimization of Slider Air Bearing Design, Hong Zhu, Phd Thesis, Fall 2002. (available in PDF format)
2001
  1. Physical Modeling and Numerical Simulations of the Slider Air Bearing Problem of Hard Disk Drives, Lin Wu, PhD Thesis, Spring 2001, (available in PDF format)
  2. Robust Tuning of Fixed Structure Controllers for Hard Disk Drives, Bo Zhu, PhD Thesis, Fall 2001, (available in PDF format) (available in zipped PostScript format, for better formatting)
  3. Design and Fabrication of PZT-Actuated Silicon Suspensions for Hard Disk Drives, Tsung-Lin Chen, PhD Thesis, Fall 2001, (available in PDF format)
2000
  1. Cost Effective Repetitive Control and Its Application to Magnetic Disk Drives, Steven Craig Smith, Jr., PhD Thesis, Spring 2000, (available in PDF format)
  2. Two Degree of Freedom control for Disk Drive Servo Systems, Li Yi, PhD Thesis, Fall 2000 (available in PDF format)
1999
  1. Robust Servo Design for Dual-Stage Disk Drives, Daniel J. Hernandez, Master’s Thesis, Spring 1999 (available in PDF format)
  2. Fabrication and Evaluation of 5nm Cathodic-Arc Carbon Films for Disk Drive Applications, Walton Fong, MS Project Report, Fall 1999 (available in PDF format)
  3. Tribochemistry of the Decomposition Mechanisms of Perfluoropolyether Lubricants at the Head-Disk Interface of Hard Disk Drives in UHV, Chao-Yuan Chen, Ph.D. Thesis, Fall 1999 (available in PDF format)
  4. Nanotribology and Nanometrics of Ultra Thin Films for Hard Disk Drives, Yu Lo, Ph.D. Thesis, Fall 1999 (available in PDF format)
  5. Sputtering Deposition and Characterization of Ultrathin Amorphous Carbon Films, Wei Lu, Ph.D. Thesis, Fall 1999
1998
  1. Adaptive Servo Schemes using Micromachined Accelerometers for Increased Disturbance Rejection for Magnetic Hard Disk Drives, Satinderpall Singh Pannu, Doctoral Dissertation, June 1998 (available in PDF format)
  2. A Study of Rarefied and Contact Air Bearing Modeling for Hard Disk Drives Using the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method, Weidong Huang, Doctoral Dissertation, December 1998.(available in PDF format)
1997
  1. CONTROL TECHNIQUES FOR INCREASED DISTURBANCE REJECTION AND TRACKING ACCURACY IN MAGNETIC DISK DRIVES, Matthew T. White, Doctoral Dissertation, May 1997 (available in PDF format)
  2. RELATIVE WEAR DURABILITY OF ADVANCED SLIDER COATINGS ON CARBON COATED DISKS, Kamau Bobb and D.B. Bogy, M.S. Project Report, June 1997 (available in PDF format)
  3. Optimization of Hard Disk Drive Components, Matthew O'Hara, Doctoral Dissertation, July 1997 (available in PDF format)
  4. Numerical Simulation of Slider Air Bearings, Sha Lu, Doctoral Dissertation, August 1997 (available in PDF format)
  5. NUMERICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF PARTICLE CONTAMINATION AND THERMAL EFFECTS IN A SLIDER DISK INTERFACE, Shuyu Zhang, Doctoral Dissertation, December 1997 (available in PDF format)
1996
  1. HEAD-DISK-SUSPENSION DYNAMICS, Yong Hu, Doctoral Dissertation, April 1996 (available in PDF format)
  2. TRIBOCHEMICAL STUDY OF HYDROGENATED AND NITROGENATED CARBON OVERCOATS AT THE HEAD DISK INTERFACE IN MAGNETIC HARD DRIVES, Xiaohan Yun, Doctoral Dissertation, June 1996
  3. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF DISK WAVINESS EFFECTS ON PROXIMITY AIR BEARING SLIDERS, Charles Bair, M.S. Project Report, December 1996.
1995
  1. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF HEAD-DISK INTERFACE DYNAMICS UNDER THE CONDITION OF NEAR-CONTACT RECORDING FOR MAGNETIC DISK DRIVES, Mark Joseph Donovan, Doctoral Dissertation, May 1995
  2. DESIGN, FABRICATION, POSITION SENSING, AND CONTROL OF ELECTROSTATIC, SURFACE-MICROMACHINED POLYSILICON MICROACTUATORS, Patrick Ching-Pak Cheung, Doctoral Dissertation, May 1995
  3. WIENER FILTER BASED ADAPTIVE CONTROL WITH APPLICATIONS TO THE DESIGN OF DISK FILE SERVOS, Bo Li, Doctoral Dissertation, May 1995
  4. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS OF NANOTRIBOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS TO THE HEAD DISK INTERFACE OF MAGNETIC RECORDING, Zhaoguo Jiang, Doctoral Dissertaion, December 1995
  5. DYNAMIC LOAD HEAD-DISK INTERACTIONS AND INTERFACE DURABILITY IN MAGNETIC DISK DRIVES, Ta-Chang Fu, Doctoral Dissertation, December 1995
  6. MULTIRATE AND VARIABLE-RATE ESTIMATION AND CONTROL OF SYSTEMS WITH LIMITED MEASUREMENTS WITH APPLICATIONS TO INFORMATION STORAGE DEVICES, Anthony Mark Phillips, Doctoral Disseration, December 1995
  7. HEAD-DISK INTERFACE DYNAMICS OF A PROXIMITY AIR BEARING SLIDER WITH VARIOUS DISK SUBSTRATES AND FLEXURE-GIMBAL DESIGNS, Richard J. Blanco, M.S. Project Report, December 1995.
1994
  1. STUDY OF TRIBOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR OF THIN-FILM MAGNETIC HARD DISKS USING SCRATCH TESTS AND ACOUSTIC EMISSION, Hong Li, Doctoral Dissertation, January 1994
  2. CHARACTERIZATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THIN FILMS BY SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY, Chung-Jen Lu, Doctoral Dissertation, April 1994
  3. EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF UNSTEADY BLUFF BODY FLOWS, Raghuram Devarakonda, Doctoral Dissertation, April 1994
  4. NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE FLOW BETWEEN A PAIR OF DISKS COROTATING IN A CYLINDRICAL ENCLOSURE, Immaculada Iglesias, Doctoral Dissertation, April 1994
  5. DESIGN OF SERVO SYSTEMS FOR DISTURBANCE REJECTION AND APPLICATIONS TO DISK FILE STORAGE SYSTEMS, Carl John Kempf, Doctoral Dissertation, April 1994
  6. GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION OF SLIDER AIR BEARING DESIGNS, Matthew A. O'Hara, M.S. Degree Plan II Project, December 1994.
1993
  1. INVESTIGATION OF THE FLOW BETWEEN OBSTRUCTED COROTATING DISKS IN ENCLOSURES, William Raleigh Usry, Doctoral Dissertation, January 1993.
  2. TRIBOCHEMISTRY OF THIN FILM MAGNETIC RECORDING DISKS, Brian Douglas Strom, May 1993, Doctoral Dissertation
  3. NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF HEAD-DISK ASSEMBLY DYNAMICS FOR SHAPED-RAIL SLIDERS WITH SUB-AMBIENT PRESSURE REGIONS, Ellis Taeho Cha, May 1993, Doctoral Dissertation
  4. MODAL ANALYSIS OF MINIATURE STRUCTURES WITH APPLICATION TO COMPONENTS IN MAGNETIC RECORDING DISK DRIVES, Carol Jean Wilson, May 1993, Doctoral Dissertation
  5. HARDNESS OF ULTRA-THIN LAYERS: EXPERIMENTS AND FINITE ELEMENT MODELING, Edward Robert Kral, August 1993, Doctoral Dissertation
  6. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF VENTILATION IN COROTATING DISK FLOWS, Dorothy Gor, September 1993, Doctoral Dissertation.
1992
  1. HEAD-DISK INTERFACE DYNAMICS OF THE CENSTOR MICRO FLEXHEAD CONTACT RECORDING SYSTEM, by Mark Donovan, M.S. Degree Plan II, March, 1992.
  2. STABILITY ANALYSIS OF A SPINNING FLEXIBLE DISK-STATIONARY LOAD SYSTEM: APPLICATION TO FLOPPY DISK DRIVES, by Jen-San Chen, Doctoral Dissertation, May, 1992.
  3. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES OF THE TRIBOLOGY OF THIN FILM CERAMIC OVERCOATS, by John Ko-Jen Chen, Master of Science Theses, May, 1992.
1991
  1. CUTEFLOWS (Computing Unsteady Three-dimensional Elliptic Flows), A User's Manual, by C.A. Schuler, E.B. Treidler, and J.A.C. Humphrey, July, 1991.
  2. SLIDER-DISK INTERACTIONS DURING DYNAMIC LOAD-UNLOAD IN MAGNETIC RECORDING DISK DRIVES, by Tae Gun Jeong, Ph.D. Dissertation, October, 1991.
  3. HEAD-DISK INTERFACE STUDIES IN MAGNETIC DISK DRIVES, by Mike Suk, Ph.D. Dissertation, October, 1991.
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