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Simplified modelling of printed circuit boards for spacecraft applications

Amy, Robin Alastair, Aglietti, G.S. and Richardson, Guy (2009) Simplified modelling of printed circuit boards for spacecraft applications Acta Astronautica, 65, (1-2), pp. 192-201. (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2009.01.037).

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Abstract

This work quantifies how increasing levels of modelling simplifications decrease the accuracy of PCB FE models. This is achieved through a sensitivity analysis of simplification techniques for FE circuit board models. The work uses a very large range of input and output values to determine the effect of variation in boundary conditions, PCB thickness, component types, MAC, natural frequency and a range of other variables. It is an important first step in determining variation and is an essential precursor to the second more practical paper: “Sensitivity analysis of simplified Printed Circuit Board finite element models”. Also many useful practical observations are made, such as the importance of accurately determining boundary condition effects.

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Published date: July 2009
Keywords: PCB, FE, Finite element, vibration, electronic, smearing, failure
Organisations: Astronautics Group

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Local EPrints ID: 69760
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69760
ISSN: 0094-5765
PURE UUID: 9756278a-834b-4f7f-9314-f706f4a1f7d9

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Date deposited: 02 Dec 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:06

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Author: Robin Alastair Amy
Author: G.S. Aglietti
Author: Guy Richardson

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