2020 | vol. 68 | nr. 4 | art. 5

The Electric Connectors in the Digitized World

Titu-Marius I. BÄ‚JENESCU
Electrical contacts are used in a large number of industrial applications. Mechanical assemblies are subjected to vibrations and micro-displacements between mating surfaces and are leading to fretting wear. Mechanical degradation can additionally be accelerated by a corrosive factor caused by variable humidity, temperature and corrosive gas attack. Fretting-corrosion leads to an increase of contact resistance or intermittent contact resistance faults as corrosion products change the nature of the interface primary through a range of film formation processes.
Keywords: Connectors, fretting, harsh environment, fretting corrosion, failure mechanisms, electrical contact, life prediction
To cite this article: BÄ‚JENESCU I. T.-M,, “The Electric Connectors in the Digitized World”, in Electrotehnica, Electronica, Automatica (EEA), 2020, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 37-43, ISSN 1582-5175.