Method for welding beryllium Metadata

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  • Main Title Method for welding beryllium


  • Author: Dixon, R.D.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Smith, F.M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: O`Leary, R.F.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: New Mexico
    Additional Info: Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)


  • Creation: 1995-12-31


  • English


  • Content Description: 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. Beryllium parts made using this method can be used as structural components in aircraft, satellites and space applications.
  • Physical Description: 14 p.


  • Keyword: Welding
  • Keyword: Weight
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • STI Subject Categories: 33 Advanced Propulsion Systems
  • Keyword: Beryllium Alloys
  • Keyword: Space Vehicles
  • Keyword: Aircraft
  • Keyword: Aluminium Alloys
  • Keyword: Silicon Alloys
  • Keyword: Beryllium
  • Keyword: Uses


  • Other Information: PBD: 1995


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD


  • Patent Assignee: US Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)

Resource Type

  • Patent


  • Text


  • Other: DE97009503
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A8520632
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 555449
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc690468


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE97009503