Manufacturing, Heat Treatment and Investigation of Foam-Filled Tubes

Domonkos Balázs Kincses, Alexandra Kemény, Borbála Leveles, Dóra Károly
2021 Acta Materialia Transilvanica  
Composite metal foams are hybrid structures with the main advantages of high specific strength and mechanical energy absorption associated with low density. In the course of our research, we successfully manufactured functional metal foams of EN AC-44200 matrix filled with lightweight expanded clay aggregate particles (LECAPs) in EN AW-6060 alloy tubes with a diameter of 50 mm and a wall thickness of 5 mm. Manufacturing was performed by low-pressure infiltration directly into the aluminium
more » ... Six different types of samples were examined: metal matrix syntactic foam, in-situ metal foam, ex-situ metal foam, and their heat-treated pairs. In the compression tests, the heat treatment provided a visible improvement in the results of the ex-situ metal foams.
doi:10.33924/amt-2021-02-07 fatcat:jdns5yx4p5et3cqgiceomx2tiu