Shape Optimal Design of Contact Springs of Electronic Connectors

  title={Shape Optimal Design of Contact Springs of Electronic Connectors},
  author={Yeh-Liang Hsu and Y. Hsu and Ming-Sho Hsu},
  journal={Journal of Electronic Packaging},
An electronic connector provides a separable interface between two subsystems of an electronic system. The contact spring is probably the most critical component in an electronic connector. Mechanically, the contact spring provides the contact normal force, which establishes the contact interface as the connector is mated. However, connector manufacturers have a basic struggle between the need for high normal contact forces and low insertion forces. Designing connectors with large numbers of… Expand
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