Parametric Mating Force Model for Partially-filled Connectors

Event
SAE World Congress & Exhibition
Authors Abstract
Content
A predictive model for the mating forces of hand-plug connectors has been developed; it calculates the forces in a connector that has empty cavities instead of terminals in every position. Force data is needed as a check to see if connectors meet the latest ergonomic requirements in their as-built configurations. Historically, force data has been generated from physical testing since prior predictive models were not accurate enough. Testing is expensive and slow so a more advanced and accurate model was created. The model presented in this paper is accurate enough to replace mechanical force testing of partially-filled hand-plug connectors.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/2008-01-1505
Pages
5
Citation
Price, D., "Parametric Mating Force Model for Partially-filled Connectors," SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Electron. Electr. Syst. 1(1):562-566, 2009, https://doi.org/10.4271/2008-01-1505.
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Published
Apr 14, 2008
Product Code
2008-01-1505
Content Type
Journal Article
Language
English