Pores distribution statistical analysis for metal foams obtained by casting-dissolution process

Melisa Cardona, Jesica Andrea Isaza, Juan Fernando Ramírez, Patricia Fernández-Morales

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    Abstract

    Interesting properties of metal foams such as light weight, good energy absorption and low thermal conductivity, have promoted the development of new processes to improve properties without sacrificing productivity. This study aims to verify the uniformity pore distribution in an aluminum alloy foam obtained by Casting - Dissolution Process, using a nondestructive analysis. In order to evaluate mechanical properties of a metal foam using computational numerical models, the use of a small reconstructed section of the sample representing an entire volume of metal foam, was validated. In conclusion, it was possible to determine that all parts of the sample have the equivalent superficial area and volume.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number11719
    Pages (from-to)501-509
    Number of pages9
    JournalRevista Materia
    Volume21
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Apr 2016

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    Keywords

    • Casting and dissolution process
    • Metal foam
    • Porosity

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