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Aligned composite structures for mitigation of impact damage and resistance to wear in dynamic environments

United States Patent

April 14, 2009
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Fibrous monolith composites having architectures that provide increased flaw insensitivity, improved hardness, wear resistance and damage tolerance and methods of manufacture thereof are provided for use in dynamic environments to mitigate impact damage and increase wear resistance.
Mulligan; Anthony C. (Tucson, AZ), Rigali; Mark J. (Tucson, AZ), Sutaria; Manish P. (Malden, MA), Popovich; Dragan (Redmond, WA), Halloran; Joseph P. (Tucson, AZ), Fulcher; Michael L. (Tucson, AZ), Cook; Randy C. (Tucson, AZ)
Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (Tucson, AZ)
11/ 298,194
December 9, 2005
This invention was made with U.S. Government support under grants DE-FC02-96CH10861 and DE-FC26-01NT41051 awarded by the Department of Energy. Accordingly, the Government may have certain rights in the invention described herein.