Accession Number:

ADD019283

Title:

Compliant Attachment

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 31 May 96, patented 12 Jan 99

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-12

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

In one embodiment the article includes a metal support having a top surface, a well provided in the top surface of the support and extends downwardly into the support, the well is defined by a floor at the bottom thereof, second fibers anchored in spaced relationship in the floor of the well and extending therefrom to a level short of the top surface of the support, a diamond substrate disposed over and covering the well, the substrate is larger than the well and has portions thereof in direct or indirect contact with the support, a metal layer adhering to the substrate, first fibers anchored in spaced relationship in the metal layer and extending there-from into the well to a level short of said well floor, the substrate being smaller than the support. The method of using the article includes the steps of subjecting the article to thermal cycling, conveying thermal energy from the substrate to the first fibers, conveying thermal energy from the first fibers to the second fibers, conveying thermal energy form the second fibers to the support, and moving the support and the substrate relative to each other without fracturing the substrate in response to thermal cycling of the article.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE