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ASM Handbook

Aluminum Science and Technology

Edited by
Kevin Anderson, FASM
Kevin Anderson, FASM
Mercury Marine
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John Weritz
John Weritz
Aluminum Association
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J. Gilbert Kaufman, FASM
J. Gilbert Kaufman, FASM
Kaufman Associates
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ASM International
Volume
2A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-207-5
Publication date:
2018
Book Chapter

Aluminum Foams—Processing, Properties, and Applications

By
J. Baumeister
J. Baumeister
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials
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D. Lehmhus
D. Lehmhus
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials and MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes at University of Bremen
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J. Weise
J. Weise
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials
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Published:
2018
Page range:
387 - 399
Publication history
November 22, 2018

Abstract

This article describes manufacturing procedures that produce aluminum foams and have since become industrially important and successful. It discusses the foaming of melts by blowing agents and foaming of melts by gas injection. The article focuses on aluminum foams based on the Foaminal technology, because those foams dominate the technical applications of aluminum foams. It also discusses the mechanical properties of metal foams, such as general compression behavior, elastic behavior, strain-rate sensitivity, tensile behavior, ductility, fatigue, and mechanical damping. The article concludes with information on the applications of highly porous metal structures.

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J. Baumeister, D. Lehmhus, J. Weise, 2018. "Aluminum Foams—Processing, Properties, and Applications", Aluminum Science and Technology, Kevin Anderson, FASM, John Weritz, J. Gilbert Kaufman, FASM

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