Date of Award
Thesis - Restricted
Master of Science (MS)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Fournelle, R. A.
Nigro, N. J.
Elkouh, A. F.
The cross sectional profiles of solder joints with non zero-contact angles formed in upright rectangular corners and inverted solder joints with almost zero-contact angles were characterized metallographically and compared with theoretically calculated profiles. Solder joints in finite tinned rectangular comers in copper specimens were prepared by reflow soldering comers containing different amounts of solder paste. Specimens were then sectioned to reveal the cross-sectional shapes of the joints. These joints were then characterized metallographically for macroscopic shape comparisons with theory. The inverted solder joints were prepared in pretinned rectangular corners in copper specimens by reflow soldering. These joints were then sectioned and their shapes compared with those predicted by existing theory.
Pichumani, Shivakumar, "Characterization of Solder Joint Shape for Inverted and Restricted Rectangular Joints" (1993). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 3844.