Electronics in automotive underhood and downhole drilling applications may be subjected to sustained operation at high temperature in addition to high strain-rate loads. SAC solders used for second level interconnects have been shown to experience degradation in high strain-rate mechanical properties under sustained exposure to high temperatures. Industry search for solutions for resisting the high-temperature degradation of SAC solders has focused on the addition of dopants to the alloy. In this study, a doped SAC solder called SAC-Q solder have been studied. The high strain rate mechanical properties of SAC-Q solder have been studied under elevated temperatures up to 200°C. Samples with thermal aging at 50°C for up to 6-months have been used for measurements in uniaxial tensile tests. Measurements for SAC-Q have been compared to SAC105 and SAC305 for identical test conditions and sample geometry. Data from the SAC-Q measurements has been fit to the Anand Viscoplasticity model. In order to assess the predictive power of the model, the computed Anand parameters have been used to simulate the uniaxial tensile test and the model predictions compared with experimental data. Model predictions show good correlation with experimental measurements. The presented approach extends the Anand Model to include thermal aging effects.

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