US20090226663A1 - Adhesive bonded attachment assembly for an insulation blanket - Google Patents

Adhesive bonded attachment assembly for an insulation blanket Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US20090226663A1
US20090226663A1 US11612067 US61206706A US2009226663A1 US 20090226663 A1 US20090226663 A1 US 20090226663A1 US 11612067 US11612067 US 11612067 US 61206706 A US61206706 A US 61206706A US 2009226663 A1 US2009226663 A1 US 2009226663A1
Authority
US
Grant status
Application
Patent type
Prior art keywords
adhesive bonded
attachment assembly
fastener
substrate
side
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Granted
Application number
US11612067
Other versions
US7584582B1 (en )
Inventor
Charles G. Hutter, III
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Physical Systems Inc
Original Assignee
Physical Systems Inc
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
    • B64CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
    • B64C1/00Fuselages; Constructional features common to fuselages, wings, stabilising surfaces and the like
    • B64C1/40Sound or heat insulation, e.g. using insulation blankets
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
    • B64CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
    • B64C1/00Fuselages; Constructional features common to fuselages, wings, stabilising surfaces and the like
    • B64C1/40Sound or heat insulation, e.g. using insulation blankets
    • B64C1/403Arrangement of fasteners specially adapted therefor, e.g. of clips
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16BDEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS, WEDGES, JOINTS OR JOINTING
    • F16B37/00Nuts or like thread-engaging members
    • F16B37/04Devices for fastening nuts to surfaces, e.g. sheets, plates
    • F16B37/048Non-releasable devices
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16BDEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS, WEDGES, JOINTS OR JOINTING
    • F16B37/00Nuts or like thread-engaging members
    • F16B37/14Cap nuts; Nut caps or bolt caps
    • F16B37/145Sleeve nuts, e.g. combined with bolts
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16BDEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS, WEDGES, JOINTS OR JOINTING
    • F16B11/00Connecting constructional elements or machine parts by sticking or pressing them together, e.g. cold pressure welding
    • F16B11/006Connecting constructional elements or machine parts by sticking or pressing them together, e.g. cold pressure welding by gluing
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
    • Y10TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
    • Y10T428/00Stock material or miscellaneous articles
    • Y10T428/24Structurally defined web or sheet [e.g., overall dimension, etc.]
    • Y10T428/24008Structurally defined web or sheet [e.g., overall dimension, etc.] including fastener for attaching to external surface

Abstract

An adhesive bonded attachment assembly is provided for supporting and retaining an insulation blanket on a substrate such as aircraft engine nacelle or the like. The attachment assembly includes a stud attachment having a base for adhesive bonded affixation to the nacelle substrate and a fastener element such as a threaded stud extending from the base at least partially into a grommet-lined mounting port formed in the insulation blanket. A radially enlarged, insulated cap fastener is secured to the fastener element to retain the insulation blanket on the nacelle substrate in a manner shielding surrounding structures and components from heat generated during engine operation. The insulated cap fastener projects radially beyond the associated grommet for improved heat-shielding of the adhesive bonded stud attachment, thereby safeguarding against debonding of the attachment base in response to high temperature exposure.

Description

    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • This invention relates generally to improvements in and to adhesive attachments of the type designed for bonded affixation to a selected substrate, such as an adhesive stud attachment of the general type disclosed in U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,778,702 and 4,842,912. More specifically, this invention relates to an improved attachment assembly for use in a high temperature environment, particularly such as supporting and retaining an insulation blanket or the like on a substrate such as an aircraft engine nacelle to shield surrounding structures and components from heat generated during engine operation. The improved attachment assembly includes an insulated cap fastener for safeguarding a stud attachment against debonding in response to high temperature exposure.
  • Adhesive bonded attachments are generally known in the art for connecting a selected component such as a threaded stud or bolt onto a selected substrate such as a panel or other frame component in an aerospace or automotive application or the like. Such adhesive attachments typically include a base defining a bonding surface adapted to receive a selected curable bonding agent, whereupon the base is then pressed against the selected substrate for the duration of bonding agent cure time. In preferred attachment designs, a temporary attachment member or fixture is provided for temporary connection to or engagement with the substrate in a manner functioning to urge or draw the base bonding surface firmly against the substrate until the bonding agent is substantially completely cured. As a result, the adhesive bonded attachment is affixed to the substrate with a substantially optimized adhesive attachment force. Exemplary adhesive bonded stud attachments having a fastener element such as a threaded stud or bolt projecting from a radially enlarged base defining the bonding surface are disclosed in U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,778,702; 4,842,912; 4,822,565; and 4,668,546, which are incorporated by reference herein.
  • Such adhesive bonded stud attachments have been used for supporting and retaining an insulation blanket on a substrate enclosing a relatively high temperature compartment, wherein the insulation blanket is designed to heat-shield surrounding structures and components. Specifically, such insulation blankets have been mounted at the inboard side of an aircraft engine nacelle. In a typical installation, the insulation blanket comprises a suitable refractory cloth material carrying multiple grommets defining a corresponding plurality of mounting ports formed in the blanket. A plurality of adhesive bonded stud attachments are affixed onto an inboard side of the nacelle substrate at positions for stud reception into and through the grommet-defined mounting ports in the insulation blanket. Fastener nuts or the like are then secured to the ends of the studs for retaining the insulation blanket thereon at the inboard side of the nacelle substrate.
  • Use of adhesive bonded stud attachments for mounting an insulation blanket onto an aircraft engine nacelle or the like has, in the past, provided effective heat-shielding of adjacent structures and components to safeguard against heat damage during normal engine operation. In this regard, adhesive bonding agents have been available to withstand temperatures associated with thermal transmission along the fastener nuts and studs, and/or metal grommets on the insulation blanket, without significant risk or thermal-induced debonding of the stud attachment from the substrate. However, more recent aircraft engines have been designed to operate at significantly higher temperatures exceeding the thermal capacity of such bonding agents, whereby the adhesive-mounted stud attachment can debond or separate from the nacelle substrate. Such failure of the stud attachment can undesirably expose the substrate and adjoining components to thermal damage.
  • There exists, therefore, a significant need for further improvements in and to adhesive bonded attachment assemblies particularly of the type used in a high temperature environment such as mounting an insulation blanket onto a supporting aircraft engine nacelle substrate or the like, wherein such improved attachment assembly is designed to withstand significantly higher engine operating temperatures without risk of thermal debonding from the substrate. The present invention fulfills these needs and provides further related advantages.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • In accordance with the invention, an improved adhesive bonded attachment assembly is provided for use in a high temperature operating environment, such as supporting and retaining an insulation blanket on a substrate such as aircraft engine nacelle or the like. The attachment assembly includes a stud attachment having an enlarged base defining a mounting surface for adhesive bonded affixation to the substrate, in combination with a fastener element such as a threaded stud extending from the base for at least partial reception into a grommet-lined mounting port formed in the insulation blanket. An insulated cap fastener is secured to the fastener element to retain the insulation blanket on the nacelle substrate in a manner shielding surrounding structures and components from heat generated during engine operation. The insulated cap fastener is sized to physically and thermally overlie the associated grommet for improved heat-shielding of the grommet and the adhesive bonded stud attachment, thereby safeguarding against debonding of the attachment base in response to high temperature exposure.
  • In one preferred form, the improved adhesive attachment assembly comprises the stud attachment such as an elongated threaded stud projecting from an enlarged, generally disk-shaped base which may be constructed in accordance with U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,778,702 and 4,842,912, which are incorporated by reference herein. The attachment base is adapted for adhesive bonded affixation onto the substrate at a selected location.
  • The insulation blanket, which may comprise a suitable refractory cloth or the like, has a plurality of mounting ports formed therein at selected locations by means of a plurality of typically metal grommets. A plurality of the stud attachments are mounted onto the substrate at respective positions for at least partial reception of the threaded studs thereof respectively into the grommet-lined mounting ports in the insulation blanket.
  • Each attachment assembly further includes the insulated cap fastener such as a threaded nut for secure thread-on assembly with the associated threaded stud. Importantly, this insulated cap fastener includes a radially enlarged insulated cap having a size sufficient to project at least slightly beyond a perimeter of the associated grommet, thereby completely overlying and insulating the underlying grommet against direct heat exposure attributable, e.g., to normal engine operation. Thus, the insulated cap fasteners associated with the respective stud attachments each overlie and insulate the associated bond-on base to safeguard against debonding from the substrate.
  • In a preferred form, the insulated cap of each cap fastener has a hollow construction for receiving and supporting a suitable insulation material, such as a refractory cloth material. In one design, the insulated cap is defined by assembled inboard and outboard cap plates each constructed from a material selected for relatively low thermal conductivity, such as a low conductivity stainless steel, or a ceramic material, or the like. In one preferred form, the outboard cap plate may incorporate a drive surface such as a hex recess for receiving a suitable tool used to thread the cap nut onto the associated threaded stud. In an alternative design, the cap fastener may comprise a press-fit sleeve in lieu of a threaded nut for press-on or press-fit connection with an unthreaded stud of the stud attachment, in which case the drive surface on the outboard cap plate may be omitted. In either configuration, the inboard cap plate may include an annular array of apertures formed therein to reduce surface-to-surface physical and thermal contact with the underlying insulation blanket and associated grommet carried thereby.
  • Other features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following more detailed description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing which illustrate, by way of example, the principals of the present invention.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • The accompanying drawings illustrate the invention. In such drawings:
  • FIG. 1 is a fragmented perspective view showing multiple adhesive bonded attachment assemblies constructed in accordance with the invention for supporting and retaining an insulation blanket on a substrate such as an aircraft engine nacelle or the like;
  • FIG. 2 is an enlarged and fragmented exploded perspective view showing an exemplary adhesive bonded attachment assembly for supporting the insulation blanket relative to the substrate;
  • FIG. 3 is a further enlarged and exploded sectional view of the bonded attachment assembly including an insulated cap fastener for assembly with a bonded stud attachment;
  • FIG. 4 is an enlarged and fragmented sectional view similar to FIG. 3, but showing the bonded attachment assembly components in assembled relation for supporting the insulation blanket on an engine nacelle or the like;
  • FIG. 5 is an enlarged and fragmented sectional view similar to FIG. 4, but showing the adhesive bonded attachment assembly in accordance with one alternative preferred form of the invention;
  • FIG. 6 is an enlarged and fragmented exploded perspective view similar to FIG. 2, but illustrating the adhesive bonded attachment assembly in accordance with a further alternative preferred form of the invention; and
  • FIG. 7 is an enlarged and fragmented sectional view similar to FIGS. 4 and 5, but showing the adhesive bonded attachment assembly of FIG. 6.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • As shown in the exemplary drawings, an improved adhesive bonded attachment assembly referred to generally in FIG. 1 by the reference numeral 10 is provided for use in a relatively high temperature operating environment, such as for use in supporting and retaining an insulation blanket 12 on a substrate 14 such as an aircraft engine nacelle or the like. Multiple attachment assemblies 10 are provided each including an attachment member such as a stud attachment 15 (FIGS. 2 and 3) having a base 16 designed for secure bond-on attachment to the substrate 14, and a fastener element 18 such as a stud to fit within as associated mounting port 20 formed in the insulation blanket 12 and lined by a cylindrical grommet 22. Each attachment assembly 10 further includes an insulated cap fastener 24 assembled with the associated fastener element 18 to support and retain the blanket on the substrate 14. The insulated cap fastener 24 is constructed to overlie the associated mounting port 20 and grommet 22 to heat-shield the adhesive mounted base 16 against undesired thermal debonding in response to normal and relatively high engine operating temperatures.
  • The substrate 14 comprises a wall or panel separating a relatively high temperature operating environment on one side from adjacent or adjoining equipment and components (not shown) on an opposite side. In this regard, in one typical embodiment, the substrate 14 is formed from a selected lightweight metal or a composite material defining a nacelle for an aircraft engine or the like. The insulation blanket 12 is mounted at an inboard or high temperature side of the nacelle substrate 14 to insulate and thereby safeguard adjacent structures and components against undesirable thermal damage during normal engine operation. In this regard, the insulation blanket 12 conventionally comprises refractory cloth material 26 provided typically in multiple internal layers (as shown best in FIGS. 2-4) with an inboard-side facing 28 formed from a material such as a stainless steel film or the like having a relatively low thermal conductivity. An opposite or outboard-side skin 30 on the insulated blanket 12 comprises a sheet of relatively low thermal conductivity material such as a durable silicone rubber.
  • The insulation blanket 12 includes the multiple mounting ports 20 formed therein at selected spaced-apart locations for pass-through reception of fasteners used to support and retain the blanket 12 at the inboard side of the nacelle substrate 14. These mounting ports 20 are conventionally lined by the associated or respective grommets 22 each having a generally cylindrical shape. As shown best in FIG. 3, each grommet 22 is normally defined by a short radially out-turned rim 32 at an outboard end thereof for locked engagement against the inner periphery of an annular washer 34 seated against the outboard-side blanket skin 30. In addition, each grommet 22 includes, at the inboard side thereof, a radially outwardly turned flange 36 having a size and shape for locked engagement against the inboard-side blanket facing 28. Such grommet 22 is typically constructed from a metal material, such as stainless steel or the like.
  • The improved adhesive bonded attachment assembly 10 of the present invention is designed for retaining and supporting the insulated blanket 12 at the inboard side of the nacelle substrate 14, in a manner preventing significant heat transmission through the blanket mounting ports 20, or along the metal grommets 22 lining such ports 20. In addition, the improved attachment assembly 10 prevents significant thermal transmission along the stud-type fastener element 18 to the adhesive bonded base 16. Accordingly, the improved attachment assembly effectively safeguards the adhesive bonded base 16 against thermal-caused debonding or separation from the substrate 14, while additionally improving the overall thermal protection provided to adjacent structures and components.
  • More particularly, each stud attachment 15 comprises the base 16 which may be constructed in accordance with U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,778,702 and 4,842,912, which are incorporated by reference herein. The base 16 thus provides an underside mounting surface 38 for receiving a quantity of a selected curable bonding agent 40. The base 16 is then seated against the substrate 14 at a selected location. In the preferred form, as shown and described in U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,778,702 and 4,842,912, a temporary attachment member or fixture (not shown herein) is provided for temporary connection to or engagement with the substrate 14 in a manner functioning to urge or draw the base bonding surface 38 firmly against the substrate until the bonding agent 40 is substantially completely cured. As a result, the adhesive bonded attachment is affixed to the substrate with a substantially optimized adhesive attachment force.
  • The fastener element 18 as shown in the exemplary drawings comprises an elongated stud having as externally threaded configuration (FIGS. 2-4). This fastener element or stud 18 has a length sufficient to project at least partially into an associated grommet-lined mounting port 20 formed in the insulation blanket 12.
  • The insulated cap fastener 24 generally comprises a fastener component such as an internally threaded sleeve or nut 42 for thread-on engagement with the stud 18, preferably with a lock thread design to preclude inadvertent loosening of the nut 42 on the stud 18, in combination with a radially enlarged insulated cap member 44 having a size and shape for physically and thermally overlying the associated grommet-lined mounting port 20. In the preferred embodiment as shown (FIGS. 2-4), this insulated cap fastener 24 comprises assembled inboard and outboard-side cap plates 46 and 48 each constructed from a material selected for relatively low thermal conductivity, such as a low conductivity stainless steel, or a ceramic material, or the like, and defining a hollow internal chamber 50 for receiving a quantity of insulation material 52 such as additional refractory cloth material or the like. The inboard-side cap plate 46 is shown to include a central drive surface 54 such as a hex-shaped drive socket recess or the like for receiving a matingly shaped drive tip 56 of a suitable drive tool 58 (FIG. 2) used for rotatably mounting the threaded nut 42 onto the associated threaded stud 18. In addition, the inboard-side cap plate 46 may include a peripheral rim or bead 60 (FIG. 3) turned over and capturing the periphery of the outboard-side cap plate 48 for retaining the two cap plates 46, 48 in assembled relation.
  • The diametric size of the cap member 44 is sufficient to overlie the associated mounting port 20 and the related grommet 22 including the inboard-side grommet flange 36. The cap member 44 projects radially outwardly at least a short distance beyond the periphery of the grommet flange 36 for physically contacting and pressing against the inboard-side facing 28 of the blanket 12 in the region surrounding or circumscribing the grommet flange 36. In the preferred form, the outboard-side cap plate 48 of the cap member 44 includes an annular array of apertures 62 formed therein at a position radially beyond the grommet flange 36 to reduce surface-to-surface physical and thermal contact between the outboard-side cap plate 48 and the underlying insulation blanket 12. Instead, the insulation material 52 carried within the cap chamber 50 includes an outboard-side skin 64 formed from a sheet of relatively low thermal conductivity and preferably elastomer material, such as a durable silicone rubber, for efficient gasket-type thermally sealed engagement with the underlying inboard-side facing 28 of the insulation blanket 12.
  • With this design, the insulation blanket 12 is supported on the substrate 14 quickly and easily by means of the multiple stud attachments 15 assembled with the corresponding insulated cap fasteners 24. Each cap fastener 24 overlies and thus heat-shields the associated mounting port 20 and grommet 22, and also overlies and heat-shields the threaded connection between the nut 42 and the stud 18. As a result, the mounting port 20 and structures associated therewith are effectively safeguarded against significant heat intrusion or soak-back. The associated adhesive bonded base 16 is thus safeguarded against exposure to extremely high temperatures associated with modern aircraft engines, thereby protecting the base 16 against thermal-induced debonding from the nacelle substrate 14. Such protection of the bond-on base 16 additionally safeguards the substrate 14 as well as other adjacent or adjoining structures and components against thermal damage.
  • FIG. 5 illustrates the invention in accordance with one alternative preferred form, wherein modified components of the alternative adhesive bonded attachment assembly 110 are identified by common reference numerals increased in value by 100. In this embodiment, a modified stud attachment 115 includes an unthreaded stud 118 adapted for press-on or press-fit assembly with an unthreaded mounting sleeve 142 of a modified insulated cap fastener 124.
  • More particularly, the stud attachment 115 (FIG. 5) again includes a base 16 defining a mounting surface 38 of relatively broad surface area for bond-on attachment to the inboard side of a nacelle substrate 14 or the like as by means of a suitable bonding agent 40. The unthreaded stud 118 protrudes from the base 16 at least a short distance into a mounting port 20 formed in an insulation blanket 12, wherein this mounting port 20 is again lined by a grommet 22.
  • The modified insulated cap fastener 124 includes the cap member comprising inboard and outboard-side cap plates 146 and 148 defining an internal chamber for receiving and supporting a quantity of the insulation material 152. The outboard-side cap plate 148 includes the annular array of apertures 62 disposed radially outwardly beyond the periphery of the underlying grommet structure, and the insulation material 152 includes the outboard-side elastomer skin 64 for gasket-like sealed engagement with the inboard-side facing 28 of the blanket 12. In addition, the outboard-side cap plate 148 defines the hollow sleeve 142 projecting with an internally unthreaded construction sized for press-fit or snap-type fit engagement with the unthreaded stud 118. In this design, the inboard-side cap plate 146 may omit any socket-type recess but instead includes a button-shaped member 154 for facilitated manual press-on assembly with the bonded stud attachment 115.
  • A further alternative preferred form of the invention is shown in FIGS. 6-7, wherein modified components of the alternative adhesive bonded attachment assembly 210 are identified by common reference numerals increased in value by 200. In this embodiment, the attachment assembly 210 includes a modified cap fastener 224 having a male-type fastener or fastener component 242 such as a threaded stud for thread-in engagement with a female-type attachment member 218 such as a threaded nut (FIG. 7) carried by a nutplate unit 215 mounted onto the substrate 14. In this regard, the nutplate unit 215 may comprise an adjustable mounting bracket designed for secure bond-on affixation to a standing rib 80 or the like on the substrate 14. Such nutplate units 215 are shown and described in more detail in U.S. Publication 2005/0284995, which is incorporated by reference herein.
  • More particularly, the nutplate unit 215 includes nested bracket components of generally L-shaped configuration (as shown in one preferred form) defining a pair of clamp jaw plates 82 and 84 forming a base for secure bonded affixation onto the standing rib 80 at opposite sides thereof, as by means of a suitable bonding agent. The nested bracket components further define a pair of slidably overlying mounting plates 86 and 88 cooperatively forming a fastener-receiving port 90, and supporting the threaded nut 218 in general alignment with said port 90.
  • The modified cap fastener 224 is constructed generally as previously shown and described herein, but the associated fastener 242 comprises the male-type component such as a threaded stud for reception through one of the grommet-lined mounting ports 20 in the insulation blanket 12, and for further thread-in coupling with the threaded nut 218 carried by the nutplate unit 215. This cap fastener 224 again includes inboard and outboard-side cap plates 246 and 248 defining an internal chamber for receiving and supporting a disk-shaped quantity of the insulation material 252. The outboard-side cap plate 248 includes the annular array of apertures 62 disposed radially outwardly beyond the periphery of the underlying grommet structure, and the insulation material 252 includes the outboard-side elastomer skin 64 for gasket-like sealed engagement with the inboard-side facing 28 of the blanket 12. In addition, the outboard-side cap plate 248 defines the threaded stud fastener 242. In this design, the inboard-side cap plate 246 includes the socket-type recess 254 for engaging with a suitable tool 58 (FIG. 6) for rotatably assembling the cap fastener 210 with the nutplate unit 215.
  • Although various embodiments and alternatives have been described in detail for purposes of illustration, various further modifications may be made without departing from the scope and spirit of the invention. Accordingly, no limitation on the invention is intended by way of the foregoing description and accompanying drawings, except as set forth in the appended claims.

Claims (20)

  1. 1. An adhesive bonded attachment assembly for supporting an insulation blanket on one side of a substrate, said attachment assembly comprising:
    an attachment member including an enlarged base defining a mounting surface having an extended surface area for adhesive bonded attachment to the one side of the substrate, and a fastener element; and
    a cap fastener including a radially enlarged and thermally insulated cap member, and a fastener component for assembly with said fastener element of said attachment member;
    at least one of said fastener element and said fastener component having a size and shape to extend at least partially into a mounting port formed in the insulation blanket, and said radially enlarged cap member having a size and shape to overlie said fastener element and further to overlie and engage the insulation blanket in a region surrounding said mounting port; said insulated cap member comprising an inboard-side cap plate and an outboard-side cap plate cooperatively defining an internal cap chamber having an insulation material carried therein.
  2. 2. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 1 wherein said fastener element comprises a threaded stud, and further wherein said fastener component comprises a threaded nut.
  3. 3. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 1 wherein said fastener element comprises an unthreaded stud, and further wherein said fastener component comprises an unthreaded sleeve for press-fit connection with said stud.
  4. 4. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 1 wherein said fastener element comprises a female fastener element, and further wherein said fastener component comprises a male fastener component.
  5. 5. (canceled)
  6. 6. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 1 wherein said insulation material comprises a refractory cloth material.
  7. 7. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 1 wherein said outboard-side cap plate has an annular array of apertures formed therein.
  8. 8. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 7 wherein said insulation material carried within said cap chamber further comprises a seal gasket exposed through said apertures for contacting the insulation blanket in a region surrounding said mounting port.
  9. 9. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 1 wherein said insulated cap member is formed from a heat insulative material.
  10. 10. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 1 wherein said insulated cap member further defines a drive surface formed thereon.
  11. 11. An adhesive bonded attachment assembly in combination with an insulation blanket having a mounting port formed therein and a substrate having a relatively high temperature environment at one side thereof, said attachment assembly supporting said insulation blanket on said one side of said substrate at a position between said substrate and the high temperature environment, said attachment assembly comprising:
    an attachment member including an enlarged base defining a mounting surface having an extended surface area for adhesive bonded attachment to said one side of the substrate, and a fastener element carried by said base;
    a bonding agent adhesively bonding said mounting surface of said enlarged base onto said one side of said substrate; and
    a cap fastener including a radially enlarged and thermally insulated cap member, and a fastener component carried by said cap member for assembly with said fastener element of said attachment member;
    at least one of said fastener element and said fastener component having a size and shape to extend at least partially into said mounting port formed in said insulation blanket, and said radially enlarged cap member having a size and shape to overlie said fastener element and further to overlie and engage said insulation blanket in a region surrounding said mounting port;
    said insulated cap member comprising an inboard-side cap plate and an outboard-side cap plate cooperatively defining an internal cap chamber having an insulation material carried therein.
  12. 12. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 11 wherein said fastener element comprises a male fastener element, and further wherein said fastener component comprises a female fastener component.
  13. 13. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 11 wherein said fastener element comprises a female fastener element, and further wherein said fastener component comprises a male fastener component.
  14. 14. (canceled)
  15. 15. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 11 wherein said insulation material comprises a refractory cloth material.
  16. 16. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 11 wherein said outboard-side cap plate has an annular array of apertures formed therein, and further wherein said insulation material carried within said cap chamber includes a seal gasket exposed through said apertures for contacting said insulation blanket in a region surrounding said mounting port.
  17. 17. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 16 further comprising a grommet lining said mounting port, said seal gasket contacting said insulation blanket in a region surrounding said grommet.
  18. 18. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 11 wherein said insulated cap member is formed from a heat insulative material.
  19. 19. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 11 wherein said cap member further defines a drive surface formed thereon.
  20. 20. The adhesive bonded attachment assembly of claim 1 further comprising a bonding agent adhesively bonding said mounting surface of said enlarged base onto said one side of said substrate.
US11612067 2006-02-14 2006-12-18 Adhesive bonded attachment assembly for an insulation blanket Active 2027-07-17 US7584582B1 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US76683506 true 2006-02-14 2006-02-14
US11612067 US7584582B1 (en) 2006-02-14 2006-12-18 Adhesive bonded attachment assembly for an insulation blanket

Applications Claiming Priority (4)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US11612067 US7584582B1 (en) 2006-02-14 2006-12-18 Adhesive bonded attachment assembly for an insulation blanket
PCT/US2006/062330 WO2007120349A3 (en) 2006-02-14 2006-12-29 Adhesive bonded attachment assembly for an insulation blanket
EP20060851001 EP1984170B1 (en) 2006-02-14 2006-12-29 Adhesive bonded attachment assembly for an insulation blanket
CA 2641614 CA2641614C (en) 2006-02-14 2006-12-29 Adhesive bonded attachment assembly for an insulation blanket

Publications (2)

Publication Number Publication Date
US7584582B1 US7584582B1 (en) 2009-09-08
US20090226663A1 true true US20090226663A1 (en) 2009-09-10

Family

ID=41036916

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US11612067 Active 2027-07-17 US7584582B1 (en) 2006-02-14 2006-12-18 Adhesive bonded attachment assembly for an insulation blanket

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US7584582B1 (en)

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20090147429A1 (en) * 2007-12-10 2009-06-11 Airbus Espana, S.L Integrated protective device against electrical discharges in fixing elements
US20110280716A1 (en) * 2010-05-17 2011-11-17 Douglas Gerard Konitzer Gas turbine engine compressor components comprising thermal barriers, thermal barrier systems, and methods of using the same
US20120126059A1 (en) * 2010-11-24 2012-05-24 Airbus Operations (Sas) Sealing device between a cross member and insulation blanket provided at an aircraft fuselage
CN102913526A (en) * 2011-08-04 2013-02-06 纬创资通股份有限公司 Vibration-isolating screw
WO2013122811A1 (en) * 2012-02-14 2013-08-22 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Method for attaching a component to an internal portion of an aircraft fuselage
US20150167714A1 (en) * 2013-12-13 2015-06-18 Airbus Operations (Sas) Device for the attachment of an object by injection of liquid

Families Citing this family (27)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
DE102006023209A1 (en) * 2006-05-17 2007-11-22 Airbus Deutschland Gmbh Insulating mat for sound insulation of aircraft fuselage structure has a fastening disk pressed on tubular spacers and flange of shaft with pointed cone anchored by clamp on stringers compressing the insulation
US8756871B1 (en) * 2006-07-18 2014-06-24 Jeffrey K. Johnson Method and apparatus for attaching a supported addition to a finished building
US20080016812A1 (en) * 2006-07-18 2008-01-24 Johnson Jeffrey K Method and apparatus for attaching a supported addition to a finished building
US8210785B1 (en) * 2006-12-06 2012-07-03 Gager Dennis J Decorative cap and nut for toilet base
US8590244B2 (en) * 2008-02-07 2013-11-26 Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, Llc Garage door insulation system
US8047753B2 (en) 2008-07-22 2011-11-01 The Boeing Company Insulating washers
US7878747B2 (en) * 2008-07-22 2011-02-01 The Boeing Company Insulating cover for fasteners used in high temperature environments
US7837020B2 (en) * 2008-10-08 2010-11-23 Pittman Michael F Liners configured for coupling to substrates by a plurality of techniques and methods
DE102009044286A1 (en) * 2009-10-19 2011-04-21 Pinta Production S.A. isolation arrangement
US8435623B2 (en) * 2009-12-22 2013-05-07 Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. Apparatus for insulating exposed fasteners
DE102010006564B4 (en) * 2010-02-02 2016-01-28 Airbus Operations Gmbh Condensation through-reducing insulation package for thermal and acoustic insulation of a vehicle cabin, as well as use of an insulating piece to an insulation package and aircraft with an insulation package
GB201012552D0 (en) * 2010-07-23 2010-11-17 Bae Systems Plc Aircraft thermal insulation
US8661649B1 (en) * 2010-10-24 2014-03-04 The Boeing Company Structurally integrated antenna aperture electronics attachment design and methodology
DE102010051654B4 (en) * 2010-11-17 2014-09-25 Airbus Operations Gmbh Isolation arrangement in an aircraft
DE102010052671B4 (en) * 2010-11-26 2017-03-23 Airbus Operations Gmbh Arrangement of insulation with ventilation openings for aircraft
US8752641B2 (en) 2010-11-30 2014-06-17 United Technologies Corporation Torque protection device for fire blanket and associated method
US8672596B2 (en) 2011-03-10 2014-03-18 Rohr, Inc. System and method for attaching a stud to a surface
US8756779B2 (en) 2011-03-10 2014-06-24 Rohr, Inc. Tool for attaching a stud to a surface
FR2974596B1 (en) * 2011-04-28 2015-10-02 Snecma Protection device for an element of a turbomachine
FR2976044B1 (en) * 2011-06-01 2014-07-18 Astrium Sas thermally insulating mat and method of fixing such a batt insulation has support
FR2984846B1 (en) * 2011-12-21 2014-01-24 Airbus Operations Sas Device standardizes insulation for aircraft and manufacturing processes and use thereof
FR2998031B1 (en) * 2012-11-13 2015-03-27 Aircelle Sa Fixing device for thermal protection panel
FR3012111B1 (en) * 2013-10-17 2018-03-02 Airbus Operations Sas An aircraft fuselage comprising an outer insulation
US9470257B2 (en) * 2014-04-17 2016-10-18 Nmc Group, Inc. Fastener assembly for insulation blanket
US9681781B2 (en) * 2015-10-20 2017-06-20 Liberty Hardware Mfg. Corp. Personal care accessory support system
CN105782207A (en) * 2016-03-31 2016-07-20 南通康达鑫电子有限公司 Isolating type screw assembly
CN106314758A (en) * 2016-09-29 2017-01-11 湖北航天技术研究院总体设计所 End cap heat resistance connecting device

Citations (18)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3285311A (en) * 1964-06-04 1966-11-15 Cushman Kenneth Vantine Thermo-barrier fastener
US3519279A (en) * 1968-11-01 1970-07-07 Illinois Tool Works Sealing washer
US4280390A (en) * 1979-05-04 1981-07-28 Industrial Electronic Rubber Co. Sealing element
US4454660A (en) * 1982-04-07 1984-06-19 Scapa Fab, Inc. Attachment assembly for mounting an insulating blanket on a dryer cylinder
US4549741A (en) * 1984-06-04 1985-10-29 Metex Corporation Combination metal and knitted wire mesh gasket
US4566242A (en) * 1983-12-02 1986-01-28 Metalines, Inc. Smoke and heat barrier
US4668546A (en) * 1985-09-04 1987-05-26 Physical Systems, Inc. Fixture for securing an adhesive attachment to a substrate
US4778702A (en) * 1985-09-04 1988-10-18 Physical Systems, Inc. Adhesive attachment and mounting fixture
US4822656A (en) * 1985-09-04 1989-04-18 Physical Systems, Inc. Fixture for securing an adhesive attachment to a substrate
US4842912A (en) * 1985-09-04 1989-06-27 Physical Systems, Inc. Adhesive attachment and mounting fixture
US4919366A (en) * 1988-09-23 1990-04-24 Mmi Incorporated Heat resistive wall assembly for a space vehicle
US5426905A (en) * 1993-09-13 1995-06-27 The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy Insulation attachment stud for composite material substrate
US5980174A (en) * 1995-11-13 1999-11-09 The Nordam Group, Inc. System for reinforcing a sandwich panel
US6003718A (en) * 1998-11-12 1999-12-21 Lu; Sheng-Nan Thermos with two glass liners
US6264412B1 (en) * 1999-01-26 2001-07-24 Sakura Rubber Co., Ltd. Honeycomb panel fixing device
US6299106B1 (en) * 1999-03-09 2001-10-09 The Boeing Company Thermal insulation utilizing a low profile snap fastener
US20030180116A1 (en) * 2002-03-21 2003-09-25 Sheng Tsai Shih Capped screw having a sealing configuration
US20050284995A1 (en) * 2004-06-23 2005-12-29 Physical Systems, Inc. Adjustable mounting bracket

Patent Citations (18)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3285311A (en) * 1964-06-04 1966-11-15 Cushman Kenneth Vantine Thermo-barrier fastener
US3519279A (en) * 1968-11-01 1970-07-07 Illinois Tool Works Sealing washer
US4280390A (en) * 1979-05-04 1981-07-28 Industrial Electronic Rubber Co. Sealing element
US4454660A (en) * 1982-04-07 1984-06-19 Scapa Fab, Inc. Attachment assembly for mounting an insulating blanket on a dryer cylinder
US4566242A (en) * 1983-12-02 1986-01-28 Metalines, Inc. Smoke and heat barrier
US4549741A (en) * 1984-06-04 1985-10-29 Metex Corporation Combination metal and knitted wire mesh gasket
US4668546A (en) * 1985-09-04 1987-05-26 Physical Systems, Inc. Fixture for securing an adhesive attachment to a substrate
US4778702A (en) * 1985-09-04 1988-10-18 Physical Systems, Inc. Adhesive attachment and mounting fixture
US4822656A (en) * 1985-09-04 1989-04-18 Physical Systems, Inc. Fixture for securing an adhesive attachment to a substrate
US4842912A (en) * 1985-09-04 1989-06-27 Physical Systems, Inc. Adhesive attachment and mounting fixture
US4919366A (en) * 1988-09-23 1990-04-24 Mmi Incorporated Heat resistive wall assembly for a space vehicle
US5426905A (en) * 1993-09-13 1995-06-27 The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy Insulation attachment stud for composite material substrate
US5980174A (en) * 1995-11-13 1999-11-09 The Nordam Group, Inc. System for reinforcing a sandwich panel
US6003718A (en) * 1998-11-12 1999-12-21 Lu; Sheng-Nan Thermos with two glass liners
US6264412B1 (en) * 1999-01-26 2001-07-24 Sakura Rubber Co., Ltd. Honeycomb panel fixing device
US6299106B1 (en) * 1999-03-09 2001-10-09 The Boeing Company Thermal insulation utilizing a low profile snap fastener
US20030180116A1 (en) * 2002-03-21 2003-09-25 Sheng Tsai Shih Capped screw having a sealing configuration
US20050284995A1 (en) * 2004-06-23 2005-12-29 Physical Systems, Inc. Adjustable mounting bracket

Cited By (11)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20090147429A1 (en) * 2007-12-10 2009-06-11 Airbus Espana, S.L Integrated protective device against electrical discharges in fixing elements
US7907382B2 (en) * 2007-12-10 2011-03-15 Airbus España, S.L. Integrated protective device against electrical discharges in fixing elements
US20110280716A1 (en) * 2010-05-17 2011-11-17 Douglas Gerard Konitzer Gas turbine engine compressor components comprising thermal barriers, thermal barrier systems, and methods of using the same
US20120126059A1 (en) * 2010-11-24 2012-05-24 Airbus Operations (Sas) Sealing device between a cross member and insulation blanket provided at an aircraft fuselage
US8882038B2 (en) * 2010-11-24 2014-11-11 Airbus Operations Sas Sealing device between a cross member and insulation blanket provided at an aircraft fuselage
CN102913526A (en) * 2011-08-04 2013-02-06 纬创资通股份有限公司 Vibration-isolating screw
US9022711B2 (en) 2011-08-04 2015-05-05 Wistron Corporation Vibration-isolating screw
WO2013122811A1 (en) * 2012-02-14 2013-08-22 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Method for attaching a component to an internal portion of an aircraft fuselage
US9132910B2 (en) 2012-02-14 2015-09-15 Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Method for attaching a component to an internal portion of an aircraft fuselage
US20150167714A1 (en) * 2013-12-13 2015-06-18 Airbus Operations (Sas) Device for the attachment of an object by injection of liquid
US9702390B2 (en) * 2013-12-13 2017-07-11 Airbus Operations (S.A.S.) Device for the attachment of an object by injection of liquid

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date Type
US7584582B1 (en) 2009-09-08 grant

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US5573378A (en) Gas turbine nose cone attachment
US4286642A (en) Isolation connection
US4522673A (en) Heat insulating blanket
US4512148A (en) Interface for water cooled engine manifolds
US20120233958A1 (en) Roof mount assembly
US7543547B1 (en) Electrode assembly for plasma processing apparatus
US4264443A (en) Transmission fluid filter
US6869128B2 (en) Quick change window assembly
US20070207421A1 (en) Method and system for electrical bonding of fuel tank penetrations
US7748661B2 (en) Aircraft structure and a fastener for use therewith
US7153054B2 (en) Fastener assembly for attaching a non-metal component to a metal component
US5865583A (en) Sealing washer assembly
US6007026A (en) Quick installation-removal thermal insulation blanket for space craft
US7526921B2 (en) Auxiliary power unit with integral firebox
US7207762B2 (en) Push-on screw-off attachment device
US20140352323A1 (en) Flexible bellows igniter seal
US5390878A (en) Strain isolator assembly
US20130181092A1 (en) Device and method for assembling two sections of aircraft fuselage
US8683751B2 (en) Roof mount having built-in failure
US6827312B2 (en) Method and system of thermal protection
US20100066155A1 (en) Tire protection device attachment systems
US4779516A (en) Cam and lock vacuum booster mount with locking arm
US20120082808A1 (en) Method for installing heat shielding on a fixed internal structure of a jet engine nacelle
US6598941B2 (en) Apparatus and method for attaching a wheel to an axle
US20130326925A1 (en) Hand guard covers for small arm weapons

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
AS Assignment

Owner name: PHYSICAL SYSTEMS, INC., NEVADA

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:HUTTER, CHARLES G., III;REEL/FRAME:018660/0360

Effective date: 20061211

FPAY Fee payment

Year of fee payment: 4

FPAY Fee payment

Year of fee payment: 8