Qualification of Electrical Connectors
Causes of damage • Optimisation • Qualification
Electrical contact systems play a decisive role in the reliability of technical systems. Mechanical loads from external forces and vibrations under corrosive environmental conditions place high demands on complex connectors. Sliding movements and electrochemical processes can influence the wear behaviour of surfaces in the contact system and thus affect their electric conductivity.
In order to guarantee functionality during the required service life, these effects must be understood and taken into account in the design and verification phase.
The installation of a verification chain of simulations and tests requires knowledge of the relevant damage mechanisms and the corresponding the corresponding external loads and internal stresses and strains.
This knowledge provides the background to evaluate and improve the system‘s reliability. IABG follows an interdisciplinary approach and harnesses the necessary simulation, testing and analysis methods to evaluate and optimise the performance of a system design.