Norris-Landzberg Solder Joint Fatigue
Before Norris-Landzberg’s study there was the work of Coffin and Mason.
One way to approach accelerated life testing is to use a model for the expected dominant failure mechanism. One such model is for solder joint low-cycle fatigue originally published by Coffin (1954) and Manson (1953), independently.
Norris and Landzberg proposed the plastic strain range is proportional to the thermal range of the cyclic loading (ΔT). They also modified the equation to account for effects of thermal cycling frequency (f) and the maximum temperature( T). They and other than empirically fit the parameters for the equation. [Read more…]