The number of electronics used in outdoor environment is constantly growing. The humidity causes about 19 % of all electronics failures and, especially, moisture increases these problems due to the ongoing process of miniaturization and lower power consumption of electronic components. Moisture loads are still not understood well by design engineers, therefore this field has become one of the bottlenecks in the electronics system design. The objective of this paper is to model moisture ingress into an electronics enclosure under isothermal conditions. The moisture diffusion model is based on a 1D quasi-steady state (QSS) approximation for Fick's second law. This QSS approach is also described with an electrical analogy which gives a fast tool in modelling of the moisture response. The same QSS method is applied to ambient water vapour variations. The obtained results are compared to an analytical solution and very good agreement is found.
|Journal||A I P Conference Proceedings Series|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||13th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2015 (ICNAAM 2015) - Rhodes, Greece|
Duration: 22 Sep 2015 → 28 Sep 2015
|Conference||13th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2015 (ICNAAM 2015)|
|Period||22/09/2015 → 28/09/2015|