Accession Number : ADD016527

Title :   Method of Centrifugally Casting Reinforced Composite Articles.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 25 May 93, patented 16 Aug 94

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Divecha, Amarnath P ; Karmarkar, Subhash D ; Ferrando, William A ; Hoover, Scott M

Report Date : 16 Aug 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The article is produced by prepositioning nonwoven reinforcement made of a metallic mesh to which ceramic tiles are wired inside of a centrifugal casting mold. Molten matrix metal is then introduced into the mold while being rotated about an axis parallel to the inflow path of the molten metal until it completely encapsulates the reinforcement.

Descriptors :   *CENTRIFUGAL CASTING, *PATENTS, *REINFORCING MATERIALS, *METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, MESH, METALS, PATHS, TILES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, CERAMIC MATERIALS, ROTATION, SILICON CARBIDES, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, METALLURGY, TOUGHNESS, MOLDS(FORMS)

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE