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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:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1023928
Patent Number(s):
8007607
Application Number:
12/233,639
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
C - CHEMISTRY C06 - EXPLOSIVES C06B - EXPLOSIVES OR THERMIC COMPOSITIONS
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, William D. Combustible structural composites and methods of forming combustible structural composites. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Daniels, Michael A, Heaps, Ronald J, Steffler, Eric D, & Swank, William D. Combustible structural composites and methods of forming combustible structural composites. United States.
Daniels, Michael A, Heaps, Ronald J, Steffler, Eric D, and Swank, William D. Tue . "Combustible structural composites and methods of forming combustible structural composites". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1023928.
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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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
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