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Title: Method for welding beryllium

Abstract

A method is provided for joining beryllium pieces which comprises: depositing aluminum alloy on at least one beryllium surface; contacting that beryllium surface with at least one other beryllium surface; and welding the aluminum alloy coated beryllium surfaces together. The aluminum alloy may be deposited on the beryllium using gas metal arc welding. The aluminum alloy coated beryllium surfaces may be subjected to elevated temperatures and pressures to reduce porosity before welding the pieces together. The aluminum alloy coated beryllium surfaces may be machined into a desired welding joint configuration before welding. The beryllium may be an alloy of beryllium or a beryllium compound. The aluminum alloy may comprise aluminum and silicon. 9 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
OSTI Identifier:
462865
Patent Number(s):
5,615,826
Application Number:
PAN: 8-520,632; TRN: 97:007361
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Apr 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; BERYLLIUM; WELDING; BERYLLIUM ALLOYS; ALUMINIUM ALLOYS; SILICON ALLOYS; WELDED JOINTS; COATINGS

Citation Formats

Dixon, R D, Smith, F M, and O`Leary, R F. Method for welding beryllium. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Dixon, R D, Smith, F M, & O`Leary, R F. Method for welding beryllium. United States.
Dixon, R D, Smith, F M, and O`Leary, R F. Tue . "Method for welding beryllium". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method is provided for joining beryllium pieces which comprises: depositing aluminum alloy on at least one beryllium surface; contacting that beryllium surface with at least one other beryllium surface; and welding the aluminum alloy coated beryllium surfaces together. The aluminum alloy may be deposited on the beryllium using gas metal arc welding. The aluminum alloy coated beryllium surfaces may be subjected to elevated temperatures and pressures to reduce porosity before welding the pieces together. The aluminum alloy coated beryllium surfaces may be machined into a desired welding joint configuration before welding. The beryllium may be an alloy of beryllium or a beryllium compound. The aluminum alloy may comprise aluminum and silicon. 9 figs.},
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