SMTA International Conference Proceedings

Particle Impact Dampers Mitigate Random Vibration Fatigue in Printed Circuit Boards

Authors: Martin Hart, Ron Hunt
Company: TopLine Corporation
Date Published: 9/17/2017   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: This paper describes how Particle Impact Damping (PID), has been successfully applied to attenuate random vibration response in Printed Circuit Boards (PCB). Particle damping is a simple, compact and low cost solution with several inherent advantages over traditional mitigation methods. This paper is intended to inform the PCB design community of best-practices and design principles to prevent severe vibrations that damage circuit cards. By applying an effective PID design solution, PCB life and reliability can be significantly improved.

Key Words: 

Particle Impact Damping, Particle Damper, PD, PID, Non-Obstructive Particle Damping, Damping, Random Vibration, Fatigue, Vibration Response, Vibration Mitigation

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