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Practical small-scale explosive seam weldingJoining principles and variables, types of joints, capabilities, and current and potential applications are described for an explosive seam welding process developed at NASA Langley Research Center. Variable small quantities of RDX explosive in a ribbon configuration are used to create narrow (less than 0.5 inch), long length, uniform, hermetrically sealed joints that exhibit parent metal properties in a wide variety of metals, alloys, and combinations. The first major all application of the process is the repair of four nuclear reactors in Canada. Potential applications include pipelines, sealing of vessels, and assembly of large space structures.
Document ID
19830015336
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Bement, L. J.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1983
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:84649
L-15622
NASA-TM-84649
Meeting Information
Meeting: Aerospace Mech. Symp.
Location: Pasadena, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: May 5, 1983
End Date: May 6, 1983
Accession Number
83N23607
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 141-20-10-38
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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