Heat-activated joining technology for composite to alloy piping systems
Stubblefield, M. A., Yang, C., & Pang, S. (1998). Heat-activated joining technology for composite to alloy piping systems. Paper presented at the\ Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings,, 11095-1098.
A new process for joining composite to alloy piping systems, the heat-activated joining technique, has been developed. The strength of the heat coupling joint in bending, tension, and hydro static testing was comparable to the butt-weld method for composite/composite systems. A finite element model was also developed to predict the temperature distribution of the heat coupling joint during the curing process. The predicted value differed less than 10% from that of the experimental data.