A shape optimal design methodology for packaging design

Subramaniam Rajan, Ben Nagaraj, Mali Mahalingam

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The hybrid natural shape optimal design approach is used along with a nonlinear programming (NLP) technique to find the optimal shapes of electronic packaging components. The design problems are formulated as min-max problems, and linear and materially nonlinear finite element analyses provide the function values. The applicability of the developed methodology is illustrated using a design example that deals with the packaging design of a plastic pad array carrier digital package. The results indicate that the methodology can be used as an effective way of evaluating different design alternatives or as a way of refining existing designs. The methodology and the tool set considered here have the potential to reduce the design cycle time in new product development efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Electronic Components Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0818626607
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
EventProceedings of the 42nd Electronic Components and Technology Conference - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: May 18 1992May 20 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings - Electronic Components Conference
ISSN (Print)0569-5503


OtherProceedings of the 42nd Electronic Components and Technology Conference
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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