Mechanics and Tribology of Information Storage and Processing Systems (ISPS)
Prof. George G. Adams
Summary of Past Research
The primary focus of research in Information Storage and Processing Systems (ISPS) was in the rapidly growing
data storage industry which includes rigid disks, floppy disks, magnetic tapes, optical disks, and VCR technologies.
This reserach included modeling of the impact of a slider onto the surface of a disk; modeling and simulating the
dynamic behavior of flexible disks including the effects of air-bearings, anisotropy, warping, tension-induced stresses,
vibrations, and critical speeds; and modeling and simulation of the tape-head interface.
Professor Adams has conducted research in mechanics and tribology directly and indirectly related to ISPS from the
late 1970's through 2005 as indicated on his ISPS publications list.
Dr. George G. Adams