Fretting-corrosion mapping of tin-plated copper alloy contacts

Sankara Narayanan, T S N and Park, Y W and Lee, K Y (2007) Fretting-corrosion mapping of tin-plated copper alloy contacts. Wear, 262 (1-2). pp. 228-233.

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The fretting corrosion of tin-plated contacts is influenced by several factors including frequency, amplitude, temperature, humidity, normal load, current load, etc. The present paper aims to develop fretting-corrosion maps to assess the fretting corrosion behaviour of tin-plated copper alloy contacts under varying experimental conditions. The extent of change in contact resistance up to 20 000 fretting cycles and the nature of changes, such as, the extent of fretting wear and oxidation, assessed by surface analytical techniques, are used to develop the fretting-corrosion maps. The fretting-corrosion maps are segmented into various zones depending on the predominant processes that occur under a given set of conditions. The proposed fretting-corrosion maps are not quantitative to predict the exact life-time of the contact. However, they will be useful to draw some guidelines about the performance of the tin-plated copper alloy contacts under various conditions.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Fretting; Corrosion; Tin-plated contact; Mapping; Life-time
Divisions:NML Chennai > Chemistry
ID Code:341
Deposited By:Dr. TSN Sankara Narayanan
Deposited On:23 Nov 2009 12:03
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