Bonding of carbon-carbon composites using titanium carbide



Method of joining carbon-carbon composite pieces together, e.g. in the refurbishment of aircraft brake discs. The method includes the steps of: providing a first carbon-carbon composite piece and a second carbon-carbon composite piece, wherein the second carbon-carbon composite piece has a surface that is complementary to a surface of said first carbon-carbon composite piece; providing a layer of a mixture of titanium powder and carbon powder on the first complementary mating surface; arranging the second carbon-carbon composite piece on the powder layer such that the second complementary mating surface is matched to the first complementary mating surface, thereby forming a construct of the first carbon-carbon composite piece, the powder layer, and the second carbon-carbon composite piece; placing the construct into a press and applying pressure to the construct to press together the two pieces joined at their complementary surfaces; and applying an electrical current to the powder in the construct to initiate an oxidation-reduction reaction, thereby bonding the carbon-carbon composite pieces together.


Attribute NameValues
  • Bonding of carbon-carbon composites using titanium carbide

Patent Number
  • US 7858187 B2

  • Allen H. Simpson

  • Slawomir T. Fryska

  • Mark L. La Forest

  • Alexander Mukasyan

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Alexander Mukasyan

Other Application
  • 11/391,255

Prior Publication Date
  • 2007-10-11

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20070235126 A1

  • 11

Classification (US Patent)
  • 428/408; 156/89.13; 423/447.1;

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • C04B 37/003 (20130101); C04B 37/005 (20130101); F16D 69/023 (20130101); C04B 35/83 (20130101); B32B 2315/02 (20130101); F16D 2250/0061 (20130101); C04B 2235/3843 (20130101); C04B 2235/404 (20130101); C04B 2235/422 (20130101); C04B 2235/425 (20130101); C04B 2235/5436 (20130101); C04B 2235/5445 (20130101); C04B 2235/604 (20130101); C04B 2237/083 (20130101); C04B 2237/385 (20130101); C04B 2237/708 (20130101); F16D 2069/005 (20130101); F16D 2200/0047 (20130101)

International Patent Classification codes
  • B32B 9/00 (20060101)

  • English

Date Issued
  • 2010-12-28

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • University of Notre Dame Du Lac

  • Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, NJ)

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