Description: To aid in the evaluation of solid-state bending techniques for cladding natural-uranium fuel-element cores with aluminum, tensile specimens, 1/4 in. in diameter and 3 in. long were made and tested. Results show that these techniques are capable of producing satisfactory bonds between aluminum and nickel-plated uranium. Pressing conditions of 1 min at 950F and 6000 psi produced consintent bond strengths equal to the yield strength of 25 aluminum. When optimum bonding conditions are used, anodic activation and strike-current density are not critical to bond strength. Nickel plating of the aluminum component of the bond couple reduced the tensile strength by about 50%. (auth)
Date: October 21, 1954
Creator: Saller, H.A.; Dickerson, R.F. & Carlson, R.J.
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