Standardisation of dedicated tests for cellular metals is still an ongoing effort and much progress is expected for the near future. Of course there are many standards that have been developed for other types of materials that can be applied to cellular materials.
The table below shows some of the few standards in use today. Please indicate when a standard is missing.
|Dedicated standards for cellular metals|
|JIS||H 7009||2008-09||Glossary of terms used in porous metals||Japanese|
|JIS||H 7902||2008-09||Method for compression test of porous metals||Japanese|
|JIS||H 7903||2008-09||Method for thermal conductivity test of porous metals||Japanese|
|DIN||50134||2008-10||Compression test of metallic cellular materials||German|
|ISO/DIS||13314||2010-07-16||Compression test for porous and cellular metals||English||This is not a final standard but a draft of international standard (DIS) opened for final voting. After voting for 5 months it will be published as a new international standard.|
|Standards for other materials that can be used for cellular metals|
|DIN||53295||1982||Prüfung von Kernverbunden Schubversuch [shear testing of sandwich panels with a foam core]||German||Applicable to metal foam sandwich panels.|