Evaluation of Basic Dynamical Parameters in Printed Circuit Board — Mass, Force, and Acceleration —

Shin-ichi WADA  Koichiro SAWA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E96-C   No.9   pp.1165-1172
Publication Date: 2013/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E96.C.1165
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Development of Electro-Mechanical Devices — Papers selected from International Session on Electro-Mechanical Devices 2012 (IS-EMD2012) and other recent research results —)
electrical contact,  micro-oscillation,  fretting,  mass,  force,  acceleration,  

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The authors have developed a mechanism that applies real vibration to electrical contacts by hammering oscillation in the vertical direction similar to that in real cases, and they have studied the effects of micro-oscillation on the contacts using the mechanism. It is shown that the performance of the hammering oscillation mechanism (HOM) for measuring acceleration and force is superior to that of other methods in terms of the stability of data. Using the mechanism, much simpler and more practical protocols are proposed for evaluating acceleration, force, and mass using only the measured acceleration. It is also indicated that the relationship between the inertial force generated by the hammering oscillation mechanism and the frictional force in electrical devices attached on a board is related to one of the causes of the degradation of electrical contacts under the effect of external micro-oscillation.