The Bent Pin Problem—I: Computer Search Methods

  • Richard R. ZitoEmail author


This chapter determines all possible short-circuit paths between any two pins of a complex connector that undergoes a bent pin event during the mating of its two halves. A computer search game theory strategy is used. Finally, short-circuit probabilities are calculated on the basis of the number of paths found, path lengths, and the probability of any pin contacting its neighbor.


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  1. 1.Richard R. Zito Research LLCTucsonUSA

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