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reflow solder joint shear strength

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#69685

reflow solder joint shear strength | 3 July, 2013

How to test the reflow solder joint shear strength? What are the specification to test solder joint shear strength? What are the different methods to test the solder joint shear strength?

Vijayashree

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#69697

reflow solder joint shear strength | 3 July, 2013

Shear tests are [in my opinion] senseless. The shear stress you measure depends more on the shear rate and on the point where the force is applied than on the grain structure. When shearing a component, you not only apply shear stress, but also roll the component over. This means that shear stress and normal stress are present, again making the results very dependent on where you apply the load.

Properly wetted solder joints have ample strength for anything happening to them (with the exception of single-sided PTH), and there is no correlation between shear (or pull) strength test results and fatigue reliability.

Shear is useful for comparing two processes, materials, etc. Search the conference papers on the SMTA site [ smta.org ] for a starting point. Here's an example: http://www.nordson.com/en-us/divisions/dage/support/Literature/Documents/High%20speed%20solder%20ball%20shear%20and%20pull%20tests.pdf

There is no standard, nor should there be.

Dage makes a very good shear test machine [I receive no benefit from Dage for mentioning their name]

BR, davef

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