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Program for Electrical Contact Design

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000092578D
Original Publication Date: 1966-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Uberbacher, EC: AUTHOR

Abstract

This flow chart shows the steps taken by the computer program which produces a spring contact design. This program produces the physical specifications for, and the actual drawing of, an electrical contact. The required program inputs are the length, width, and depth of the space which the contact is to occupy. The program allows the contact configuration to grow within the cubic dimensions. Data supplied by the engineer and program-defined values are used to create contact shapes for evaluation. Each shape is tested to determine if it matches the deflection, stress, and maximum size requirements. More than one suitable contact can be produced for each configuration. If the maximum size is reached before the desired stress and deflection are found, the program directs the search to a new contact configuration.

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Program for Electrical Contact Design

This flow chart shows the steps taken by the computer program which produces a spring contact design. This program produces the physical specifications for, and the actual drawing of, an electrical contact. The required program inputs are the length, width, and depth of the space which the contact is to occupy. The program allows the contact configuration to grow within the cubic dimensions. Data supplied by the engineer and program-defined values are used to create contact shapes for evaluation. Each shape is tested to determine if it matches the deflection, stress, and maximum size requirements. More than one suitable contact can be produced for each configuration. If the maximum size is reached before the desired stress and deflection are found, the program directs the search to a new contact configuration. Output is supplied in the form of a plotted outline of the contact geometry, a listing of radii and straight portion dimensions, stress-deflection information and electrical characteristics.

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