Numerical Simulation of Condensate Layer Formation During Vapour Phase Soldering

Illés, Balázs and Géczy, Attila (2014) Numerical Simulation of Condensate Layer Formation During Vapour Phase Soldering. Applied Thermal Engineering, 70. pp. 421-429. ISSN 1359-4311


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This paper presents a modeling approach of the condensate layer formation on the surface of printed circuit boards during Vapour Phase Soldering (VPS) process. The condensate layer formation model is an extension to a previously developed board level condensation model, which calculates the mass of the condensed material on the surface of the soldered printed circuit board. The condensate layer formation model applies combined transport mechanisms including convective mass transport due to the hydrostatic pressure difference in the layer and the gravity force; conductive and convective energy transport. The model can describe the dynamic formation and change of the condensate layer after the immersion of the soldered assembly into the saturated vapour space and can calculate the mass and energy transport in the formed condensate layer. This way the effect of the condensate layer changes on the heating of the soldered assembly can be investigated. It was shown that the numerical modeling of the VPS process becomes more accurate with application of dynamic condensate layer instead of a static description.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering / elektrotechnika, elektronika, atomtechnika
Depositing User: Dr. Balázs Illés
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2014 14:28
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2014 14:29

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