A shape optimal design methodology for packaging design

Subramaniam Rajan, Ben Nagaraj, Mali Mahalingam

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations


Shape optimal design methodology has been used as a design tool in the automotive and aerospace industries for quite some time now. In the present work 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 either as an effective way of evaluating different design alternatives or refining existing designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-466
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Electronic Packaging, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'A shape optimal design methodology for packaging design'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this