Shape Optimal Design of Contact Springs of Electronic Connectors

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Yeh-Liang Hsu, Yuan-Chan Hsu, Ming-Sho Hsu

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yuan Ze University, 135 Yuan-Tung Rd., Chung-Li, Taiwan 320e-mail: mehsu@saturn.yzu.edu.tw

J. Electron. Packag 124(3), 178-183 (Jul 26, 2002) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1463730 History: Received August 14, 2000; Online July 26, 2002
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The configuration of a pair of contact springs of a connector
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Analysis of insertion force
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Discrete contact points on the contact surface of the spring
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Normal force versus insertion length
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Insertion force versus insertion length
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Stress distribution of the left and right springs.
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Insertion force versus insertion length for various coefficients of friction
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The control points of the springs
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Final designs of the contact springs



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