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Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers

Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum ( )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998

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Posted by: John Hoegbraathen ( )
Organization:Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
Date posted: Thu Nov 23 11:24:37 US/Eastern 2000
Subject: Bent-pin analysis
I am going to do a "bent pin analysis" in one of our projects.This is to show that any single short circuit occuring as a result of a bent pin in one connector doesnt have an adverse effect on the equipment. Can anyone help me with analysis background information for this type of analysis?

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Subject: Bent-pin Analysis
Reply Posted by: Floyd Kreuze ( )Honeywell International
Date Posted: Tue Dec 5 11:21:14 US/Eastern 2000
You will be "plowing new ground" here. I suggest using an FMECA approach [per MIL-STD-1629A Task 102] where you consider all pins in all connectors. What happens when each pin (in turn) contacts each adjacent pin (one at a time) would constitute failure modes you would have to analyze for failure effects. This might be a time-consuming analysis. Bent pins are definitely "real world" conditions and analyzing them could prove useful.

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