Category: Transient Hot Wire
Author(s): Jaromir Bilek, John K Atkinson, William A. Wakeham
Keywords: FE modelling, lead free soldier, Melting, molten solder, properties, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, THW, Transient Hot-Wire, wire
Abstract: This paper investigates the thermal capacity of multiple varieties of lead-free molten solder for application in electrical equipment. An accurate understanding of these properties would lead to a better controlled soldering process. Measurements are taken by a transient hot wire that was originally designed to be used on pure molten metals, but an improved finite-element code analyzed the data (this is called FE modeling). The measurements are taken from the melting point of the solders to 625 Kelvin. A short comparison and discussion of the different solders is offered.
Reference: December 2005 International Journal of Thermophysics 27(1):92-102