Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Engineering Science and Materials Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

2009

All Dissertations

Ultrasonic Consolidation

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Engineering Science and Materials

Dynamics Of Ultrasonic Consolidation, James Gibert Dec 2009

Dynamics Of Ultrasonic Consolidation, James Gibert

All Dissertations

Ultrasonic consolidation (UC) is a solid state rapid manufacturing process derived from ultrasonic welding of thin metal foils coupled with contour milling to achieve functional accurate components. The bonding of metal is accomplished by the local application of high frequency vibration energy under pressure producing a metallurgical bond without melting the base material. Its unique nature allows the design and fabrication of structural panels for satellites, production of injection molding tools, functionally graded structures, metal-matrix composites, embedded sensors, armor, and fiber embedded adaptive structures. It is commonly theorized that interfacial motion and friction at the bonding interface play a prominent ...