Condensation Simulation for ECU Package 2004-01-1696
Up to now, while automobile electric packages have demanded the high density for small and light products, electric leaks, which have occurred due to condensation, have been a major problem. To prevent any electric leaks, a conformal coating on the electric parts (ex. ECU: Electronic Control Unit) has been needed, but in general the design rules of the conformal coating (ex. Application area) is vague. Therefore, DENSO demands to clear the design rules of conformal coating electric package for higher reliability.
To meet the demand, DENSO has developed a condensation simulation method using CAE that can show the occurrence condition of condensation fast and accurately. In the result, DENSO has been able to get the design rules where to need the conformal coating in the electric package for automobiles.
In-Vehicle Networks and Software, Electrical Wiring Harnesses, and Electronics and Systems Reliability-SP-1852, SAE 2004 Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars: Electronic and Electrical Systems-V113-7