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Title: Combustible structural composites and methods of forming combustible structural composites

Abstract

Combustible structural composites and methods of forming same are disclosed. In an embodiment, a combustible structural composite includes combustible material comprising a fuel metal and a metal oxide. The fuel metal is present in the combustible material at a weight ratio from 1:9 to 1:1 of the fuel metal to the metal oxide. The fuel metal and the metal oxide are capable of exothermically reacting upon application of energy at or above a threshold value to support self-sustaining combustion of the combustible material within the combustible structural composite. Structural-reinforcing fibers are present in the composite at a weight ratio from 1:20 to 10:1 of the structural-reinforcing fibers to the combustible material. Other embodiments and aspects are disclosed.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
INL (Idaho National Laboratory (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083922
Patent Number(s):
8,409,377
Application Number:
13/193,427
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Daniels, Michael A., Heaps, Ronald J., Steffler, Eric D., and Swank, W. David. Combustible structural composites and methods of forming combustible structural composites. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Daniels, Michael A., Heaps, Ronald J., Steffler, Eric D., & Swank, W. David. Combustible structural composites and methods of forming combustible structural composites. United States.
Daniels, Michael A., Heaps, Ronald J., Steffler, Eric D., and Swank, W. David. Tue . "Combustible structural composites and methods of forming combustible structural composites". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083922.
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title = {Combustible structural composites and methods of forming combustible structural composites},
author = {Daniels, Michael A. and Heaps, Ronald J. and Steffler, Eric D. and Swank, W. David},
abstractNote = {Combustible structural composites and methods of forming same are disclosed. In an embodiment, a combustible structural composite includes combustible material comprising a fuel metal and a metal oxide. The fuel metal is present in the combustible material at a weight ratio from 1:9 to 1:1 of the fuel metal to the metal oxide. The fuel metal and the metal oxide are capable of exothermically reacting upon application of energy at or above a threshold value to support self-sustaining combustion of the combustible material within the combustible structural composite. Structural-reinforcing fibers are present in the composite at a weight ratio from 1:20 to 10:1 of the structural-reinforcing fibers to the combustible material. Other embodiments and aspects are disclosed.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {4}
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