NUMERICAL STUDY OF THIN FILM OXIDE EFFECT WITH MULTIPHYSICS COUPLING ON ELECTRICAL CONTACT PARAMETERS UNDER LOW FORCE

Authors

  • Hans Essone Obame Laboratoire Pluridisciplinaire de Sciences (LAPLUS), Ecole Normale Supérieure, BP :17009, Libreville, Gabon
  • Honoré Gnanga Laboratoire Pluridisciplinaire de Sciences (LAPLUS), Ecole Normale Supérieure, BP :17009, Libreville, Gabon
  • Arsène Eya’a Mvongbote Laboratoire Pluridisciplinaire de Sciences (LAPLUS), Ecole Normale Supérieure, BP :17009, Libreville, Gabon

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.1357

Keywords:

Electrical contact, thin film oxide, finite elements model, multiphysics coupling

Abstract

Electrical contacts consist of parts where the surfaces in contact can carry electrical current just in a few contact asperity points scattered over the entire apparent contact area. Contamination and oxidation are inevitable on contact surfaces, especially for small contact under low force (mN). This oxidation phenomenon is accelerating by harsh environments (high temperature and high relative humidity RH), making then a thin film oxide on the interface. According to oxide thickness, the electrical resistance will varies allowing then a contact dysfunction. A finite element model has been used to study the multiphysics of thermo electromechanical phenomena and to analyze different cases and various physical parameters. The influence of contact structure on contact resistance was analyzed and the constriction resistance was extracted from measured resistance using a sample numerical simulation.

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2024-01-02

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ESSONE OBAME, H.; GNANGA, H. .; EYA’A MVONGBOTE , A. . NUMERICAL STUDY OF THIN FILM OXIDE EFFECT WITH MULTIPHYSICS COUPLING ON ELECTRICAL CONTACT PARAMETERS UNDER LOW FORCE. Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, [S. l.], v. 16, n. 1, p. 92–108, 2024. DOI: 10.4314/jfas.1357. Disponível em: https://jfas.info/index.php/JFAS/article/view/1357. Acesso em: 21 jun. 2024.

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