Apparatus and methods for bonding carbon-carbon composites through a reactant layer

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Description

An apparatus for bonding a first carbon composite to a second carbon composite through a reactant layer includes a housing, and a pair of conductive press plates electrically isolated from the housing. The press plates are adapted to position the two parts to be bonded with a reactant layer therebetween. The press plates are subjected to an electrical potential and a clamping force, sufficient to initiate a combustion reaction that creates a molten ceramic to bond together the carbon-carbon composites.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Title
  • Apparatus and methods for bonding carbon-carbon composites through a reactant layer

Patent Number
  • US 7922845 B2

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Inventor
  • Allen H. Simpson

  • Slawomir T. Fryska

  • Mark L. La Forest

  • Roger L. Klinedinst

  • Alexander Mukasyan

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Alexander Mukasyan

Other Application
  • 11/392,341

Prior Publication Date
  • 2007-10-11

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20070235123 A1

Claims
  • 6

Classification (US Patent)
  • 156/89.11; 156/89.16; 156/89.25;

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • C04B 37/005 (20130101); C04B 37/006 (20130101); F16D 69/023 (20130101); B32B 2315/02 (20130101); C04B 2235/404 (20130101); C04B 2237/083 (20130101); C04B 2237/122 (20130101); C04B 2237/385 (20130101); C04B 2235/422 (20130101)

Language
  • eng

Date Issued
  • 2011-04-12

Publisher
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Assignee
  • University of Notre Dame Du Lac

Access Rights Open Access
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