Interface Modelling of ACA Interconnects Using Micropolar Theory
Paper in proceedings, 2006
The contribution focuses on applying micro-polar theory which, as compared to the classical continuum theory, can offer the possiblity to include e.g. a micro-structural size-effect for the simulation and prediction of the interfacial stresses of microsystem interconnections, such as anisotropically conductive adhesives. As the dimension of the adhesive is much smaller than the chip or the substrate, it is treated as an interface zone with a finite thickness. The micro-polar theory is used in the vicinity of the interface to model the transfer of the couple stress across the interface, and a degenerated micro-polar continuum to model the interface, across which a displacement and a rotational jump is regularized. The paper is concluded by a numerical example involving the FE-representation of the interface formulation.