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Metal Foam . MEEN 3344 Ci Yang. Characteristics. Made from Al, Fe, Cu, Ag, Ti, Alloy Gas-filled pores Very high porosity (75-95% void spaces) Light and stiff (Strength power law density) Similar coefficient of thermal expansion Reduced conductivity
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Metal Foam MEEN 3344Ci YangCharacteristics
  • Made from Al, Fe, Cu, Ag, Ti, Alloy
  • Gas-filled pores
  • Very high porosity (75-95% void spaces)
  • Light and stiff (Strength power law density)
  • Similar coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Reduced conductivity
  • High cost, advanced technology aerospace and manufacturing
  • Open-cell & close-cell metal foams
  • Manufacturers: ERG Aerospace, Metal Foam Korea, M-Pore, Porvair, Metafoam Cymat Corporation, Alcoa
  • An open-cell aluminum foamAn open-cell brass foam water treatment disk A large-cell closed-cell aluminum foam A small-cell closed-cell aluminum foam Application
  • Light-weight structures
  • Biochemical implants
  • Filters (high-temperature filters in Chem. Ind.)
  • Heat exchanger
  • Mechanical damping devices
  • Sound/energy absorber
  • Electrodes
  • Sensors
  • References
  • Metal foam. www.wikipedia.org accessed on Oct. 15, 2008
  • http://www.metalfoam.net/ accessed on Oct. 15, 2008
  • A Broad Range of Duocel Foam Products.http://www.ergaerospace.com accessed on Oct. 15, 2008
  • Metpore Examples http://www.porvairadvancedmaterials.com/Presentation4_files/frame.htm accessed on Oct. 15, 2008
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