Metal Foams and Porous Metal Structures

J. Banhart, M.F. Ashby, N.A. Fleck (Editors)

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Metal Foams and Porous Metal Structures (MetFoam'99), Bremen (Germany), 14.-16. June 1999, 420 pages

Applications and Industrial Use
Production and Processing
  • Powder compact method
  • Industrialisation of P/M foaming process
    F. Baumgärtner, H. Gers
    Foamed aluminium cores for aluminium castings
    T. Höpler, F. Schörghuber, F. Simancík
    A novel melt-based route to aluminium foam production
    V. Gergely, T.W. Clyne
    Numerical simulation of foam formation and evolution with modified cellular automata
    C. Körner, R.F. Singer
    Foaming kinetics of aluminium alloys
    I. Duarte, P. Weigand, J. Banhart
    Effect of foaming parameters on the pore size
    F. Simancík, N. Mináriková, S. Culák, J. Kovácik
    Characteristics and handling of titanium hydride
    R. Kresse
    Production technology for aluminium foam/steel sandwiches
    J. Baumeister
    Tailored blanks based on foamable aluminium sandwich material
    R. Braune, A. Otto
  • Foaming of liquids and casting
  • Aluminium foam "Alporas": the production process, properties and applications
    T. Miyoshi, M. Itoh, S. Akiyama, A. Kitahara
    Aluminium foam produced by the melt foaming route - process, properties and applications
    P. Åsholt
    Interfacial criteria for ceramic particle stabilised metallic foams
    G. Kaptay
    Processing of cellular magnesium materials
    Y.Yamada, K. Shimojima, Y. Sakaguchi, M. Mabuchi, M. Nakamura, T. Asahina, T. Mukai, H. Kanahashi, K. Higashi
    Investment cast near net shape components based on cellular metal materials
    C. Hintz, I. Wagner, P.R. Sahm, P. Stoyanov
    Properties and applications of cast aluminium sponges
    J. Banhart
    Preparation, structure control and acoustic properties of porous aluminium with open cells
    F. Chen, D.P. He
  • Sintering methods
  • Porous metal structures made by sintering: processes and applications
    P. Neumann
    Stainless steel hollow sphere foams - fabrication, carburization, and properties
    J.L. Clark, K.M. Hurysz, K.J. Lee , J.K. Cochran, T.H. Sanders
    Fabrication and microstructure of metal-metal syntactic foams
    J.H. Nadler, K.M. Hurysz, J.L. Clark, J.K. Cochran, K.J. Lee, T.H. Sanders
    Novel metallic hollow sphere structures: processing and properties
    O. Andersen, U. Waag, L. Schneider, G. Stephani, B. Kieback
    Novel process for cellular materials with oriented structure
    L. Tuchinskiy, R. Loutfy
    Preparation and characterisation of high porosity titanium-, stainless steel- and superalloy parts
    M. Bram, C. Stiller, H.P. Buchkremer, D. Stöver, H. Bauer
    Pore formation during reactive sintering of iron-aluminium powder mixtures
    M. Knüwer
    Characterisation and Properties
  • Structure
  • On the non-destructive testing of metal foams
    H.P. Degischer, A. Kottar
    Deformation heterogeneity in cellular Al alloys revealed by surface deformation analysis
    A.-F. Bastawros, A.G. Evans
    Characterisation of cast and compressed foam structures by combined 2D-3D analysis
    F. Grote, A.Schievenbusch
    Desktop X-ray microtomography for studies of metal foams
    E. Cornelis, A. Kottar, A. Sasov , D. Van Dyck
  • Static Deformation
  • Reproducibility of aluminium foam properties
    F. Simancík
    Deformation behaviour of aluminium foam under uniaxial compression (a case study)
    B. Kriszt, B. Foroughi, K. Faure, H.P. Degischer
    Multi-axial yield of aluminium alloy foam
    V. Deshpande, N.A. Fleck
    On the behaviour of aluminium foams under uniaxial and multiaxial loading
    W. Ehlers, H. Müllerschön, O. Klar
    Mechanical behaviour of aluminium foams for various deformation paths. Experiment and modelling
    Y. Chastel, E. Hudry, S. Forest, C. Peytour
    Failure mechanisms of aluminium foams under compressive loads
    E. Saenz, A. Villate, I. Garuz, A.M. Irisarri, G. Rausch, M. Weber
    Modelling of the mechanical properties of metallic foams based on X-ray analysis
    J. Burzer, T. Bernard, H.W. Bergmann, O. Damm
    Influence of micro - and meso-topological properties on the crash-worthiness of aluminium foams
    T. Daxner, H.J. Boehm, F.G. Rammerstorfer
    On the mechanical properties of steel foams
    C.-J. Yu, T.D. Claar, H.H. Eifert, M. Knüwer, M. Weber, J.C. Runkle
    Elastic properties of cellular metals processed by sintering mats of fibres
    F. Delannay, T.W. Clyne
    FE simulation of metal foams based on the macroscopic approach of the theory of porous media
    W. Ehlers, A. Droste
    Modelling of the aluminium foam properties according to percolation theory
    J. Kovácik, F. Simancík
  • Behaviour of composite structures
  • Sandwich panel design using aluminium alloy foam
    A.-M. Harte, N.A. Fleck, M.F. Ashby
    Aluminium foam filled steel tubes as composite shock absorbers
    R. Gradinger, M. Seitzberger, F.G. Ramerstorfer, H.P. Degischer, M. Blaimschein, C. Walch
    Bending and bulging tests on steel sheet / aluminium foam sandwiches
    H. von Hagen, W. Bleck
    Optimum design of metal foam in sandwich structures using genetic algorithm
    J. Deocon, L. Salvo, P. Lemoine, D. Landru , Y. Bréchet, R. Leriche
    Microstructure and mechanical properties of cellular magnesium matrix composites
    M. Hartmann, I. Crößmann, K. Reindel, R.F. Singer
    Bending crush behaviour of foam-filled sections
    S. Santosa, J. Banhart, T. Wierzbicki
  • Dynamic loading, fatigue and fracture
  • Deformation energy absorption of metal foams at high strain rates
    C.-J. Yu, T.D. Claar, H.H. Eifert, I.W. Hall, R.E. Franz, K.T. Leighton, D.F. Hasson
    Energy absorption of light-weight metallic foams under dynamic loading
    T. Mukai, H. Kanahashi, K. Higashi, Y. Yamada, K. Shimojima, M. Mabuchi, T. Miyoshi, T.G. Nieh
    The effect of impact velocity on the deformation of layered metal foam/ceramic composites
    A.E. Markaki, T.W. Clyne
    Fatigue of an aluminium alloy foam
    O.B. Olurin, N.A. Fleck, M.F. Ashby
    Fatigue of aluminium foams at ultrasonic frequencies
    B. Zettel, S. Stanzl-Tschegg
    Fatigue behaviour, strength and failure of aluminium foam
    O. Schultz, A. des Ligneris, O. Haider, P. Starke
    Fracture toughness of honeycombs
    I. Schmidt, N.A. Fleck
  • Thermal, acoustic and damping properties
  • Thermal transport and fire retardance properties of cellular metals
    T.J. Lu, C. Chen
    A finite element model updating approach intended to simulate vibro-acoustic behaviour of Al-foam structure
    A. Zopp, F.G. Kollmann
    Noise attenuation using aluminium foams
    J. Kovácik, P. Tobolka, F. Simancík
    Acoustical investigation of sintered highly porous metal fibre structures as sound absorbers
    F. Albracht, G. Lotze
    The damping performance of porous aluminium (PA) and porous aluminium-polymer composites (PAPCs)
    D.P. He, F. Chen, L.Q. Ma
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