Assembly of Cards and Boards

  • Peter A. Engel
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


As an example for the circuit card and board assembly of a computer, in most of this chapter we shall describe the IBM 9370 card enclosure system [1] and its structural analysis features. The length, height, and depth (L × H × D) dimensions of the assembly are 38 × 30 × 27 cm (15 × 12 × 11 in.). The major structural elements (Fig. 14.1) are 1) the frame, 2) planar boards, 3) card-to-board connectors, and 4) the cards.


Influence Function Normal Contact Force Connector System Spherical Contact Simple Span 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. Engel
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringState University of New York at BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

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