MODELING RATE DEPENDENT DURABILITY OF LOW-Ag SAC INTERCONNECTS FOR AREA ARRAY PACKAGES UNDER TORSION LOADS
Pecht, Michael G.
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The thesis discusses modeling rate-dependent durability of solder interconnects under mechanical torsion loading for surface mount area array components. The study discusses an approach to incorporate strain-rate dependency in durability estimation for solder interconnects. The components under study are two configurations of BGAs (ball grid array) assembled with select lead-free solders. A torsion test setup is used to apply displacement controlled loads on the test board. Accelerated test load profile is experimentally determined. Torsion test is carried out for all the components under investigation to failure. Strain-rate dependent (Johnson-Cook model) and strain-rate independent, elastic-plastic properties are used to model the solders in finite element simulation. Damage model from literature is used to estimate the durability for SAC305 solder to validate the approach. Test data is used to extract damage model constants for SAC105 solder and extract mechanical fatigue durability curve.