Mechanical characterization of open cell aluminum foams using X-ray computed tomography

Kristoffer E. Matheson, Michael W Czabaj

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Abstract

Open-cell aluminum foams show excellent potential for use in a variety of applications. In order to accelerate the use of aluminum foams in engineering industry, it is important to accurately understand the relationship between the manufacturing processes and the resulting foam properties. Two tests are developed to support development of finite element (FE) models that will be used to design foam geometries optimized to meet specific design criteria. A bulk crush test is created for small foam blocks which uses in situ X-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging. A tensile experiment is developed to test individual foam ligaments, which measures the aluminum’s mechanical behavior and will be used to improve the simulation’s accuracy beyond what is possible using published bulk material properties of aluminum.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages201-203
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Tomography
Foams
Aluminum
X rays
Ligaments
Materials properties
Mechanics
Imaging techniques
Geometry
Industry
Experiments

Keywords

  • Aluminum foam
  • Cellular materials
  • Computed tomography
  • Mechanical characterization
  • Open cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Matheson, K. E., & Czabaj, M. W. (2019). Mechanical characterization of open cell aluminum foams using X-ray computed tomography. In Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series (pp. 201-203). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95510-0_23

Mechanical characterization of open cell aluminum foams using X-ray computed tomography. / Matheson, Kristoffer E.; Czabaj, Michael W.

Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series. Springer New York LLC, 2019. p. 201-203.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Matheson, KE & Czabaj, MW 2019, Mechanical characterization of open cell aluminum foams using X-ray computed tomography. in Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series. Springer New York LLC, pp. 201-203. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95510-0_23
Matheson KE, Czabaj MW. Mechanical characterization of open cell aluminum foams using X-ray computed tomography. In Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series. Springer New York LLC. 2019. p. 201-203 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95510-0_23
Matheson, Kristoffer E. ; Czabaj, Michael W. / Mechanical characterization of open cell aluminum foams using X-ray computed tomography. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series. Springer New York LLC, 2019. pp. 201-203
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