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Title Metal foams : a design guide / M.F. Ashby ... [and others].

Published Boston ; Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000.

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 UniM ERC  671.18 META    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1.1 This Design Guide 1 -- 1.2 Potential applications for metal foams 3 -- 1.3 Literature on metal foams 5 -- 2 Making metal foams 6 -- 2.1 Making metal foams 6 -- 2.2 Melt gas injection (air bubbling) 8 -- 2.3 Gas-releasing particle decomposition in the melt 9 -- 2.4 Gas-releasing particle decomposition in semi-solids 11 -- 2.5 Casting using a polymer or wax precursor as template 11 -- 2.6 Metal decomposition on cellular preforms 14 -- 2.7 Entrapped gas expansion 14 -- 2.8 Hollow sphere structures 16 -- 2.9 Co-compaction or casting of two materials, one leachable 19 -- 2.10 Gas-metal eutectic solidification 20 -- 2.11 Literature on the manufacture of metal foams 20 -- 3 Characterization methods 24 -- 3.1 Structural characterization 24 -- 3.2 Surface preparation and sample size 26 -- 3.3 Uniaxial compression testing 27 -- 3.4 Uniaxial tension testing 29 -- 3.5 Shear testing 30 -- 3.6 Multi-axial testing of metal foams 31 -- 3.7 Fatigue testing 34 -- 3.8 Creep testing 35 -- 3.9 Indentation and hardness testing 35 -- 3.10 Surface strain mapping 36 -- 3.11 Literature on testing of metal foams 38 -- 4 Properties of metal foams 40 -- 4.1 Foam structure 40 -- 4.2 Foam properties: an overview 42 -- 4.3 Foam property charts 48 -- 4.4 Scaling relations 52 -- 5 Design analysis for material selection 55 -- 5.2 Formulating a property profile 56 -- 5.3 Two examples of single-objective optimization 58 -- 5.4 Where might metal foams excel? 61 -- 6 Design formulae for simple structures 62 -- 6.1 Constitutive equations for mechanical response 62 -- 6.2 Moments of sections 64 -- 6.3 Elastic deflection of beams and panels 67 -- 6.4 Failure of beams and panels 69 -- 6.5 Buckling of columns, panels and shells 70 -- 6.6 Torsion of shafts 72 -- 6.7 Contact stresses 74 -- 6.8 Vibrating beams, tubes and disks 76 -- 6.9 Creep 78 -- 7 A constitutive model for metal foams 80 -- 7.1 Review of yield behavior of fully dense metals 80 -- 7.2 Yield behavior of metallic foams 82 -- 8 Design for fatigue with metal foams 88 -- 8.1 Definition of fatigue terms 88 -- 8.2 Fatigue phenomena in metal foams 90 -- 8.3 S-N data for metal foams 94 -- 8.4 Notch sensitivity in static and fatigue loading 97 -- 9 Design for creep with metal foams 103 -- 9.1 Introduction: the creep of solid metals 103 -- 9.2 Creep of metallic foams 105 -- 9.3 Models for the steady-state creep of foams 106 -- 9.4 Creep data for metallic foams 107 -- 9.5 Creep under multi-axial stresses 109 -- 9.6 Creep of sandwich beams with metal foam cores 109 -- 10 Sandwich structures 113 -- 10.1 Stiffness of sandwich beams 113 -- 10.2 Strength of sandwich beams 116 -- 10.3 Collapse mechanism maps for sandwich panels 120 -- 10.4 Case study: the three-point bending of a sandwich panel 123 -- 10.5 Weight-efficient structures 124 -- 10.6 Illustration for uniformly loaded panel 126 -- 10.7 Stiffness-limited designs 133 -- 10.8 Strength-limited designs 140 -- 10.9 Recommendations for sandwich design 148 -- 11 Energy management: packaging and blast protection 150 -- 11.1 Introduction: packaging 150 -- 11.2 Selecting foams for packaging 151 -- 11.3 Comparison of metal foams with tubular energy absorbers 157 -- 11.4 Effect of strain rate on plateau stress 161 -- 11.5 Propagation of shock waves in metal foams 163 -- 11.6 Blast and projectile protection 166 -- 12 Sound absorption and vibration suppression 171 -- 12.1 Background: sound absorption in structural materials 171 -- 12.2 Sound absorption in metal foams 173 -- 12.3 Suppression of vibration and resonance 175 -- 13 Thermal management and heat transfer 181 -- 13.2 Heat transfer coefficient 182 -- 13.3 Heat fluxes 184 -- 13.4 Pressure drop 186 -- 13.5 Trade-off between heat transfer and pressure drop 187 -- 14 Electrical properties of metal foams 189 -- 14.1 Measuring electrical conductivity or resistivity 189 -- 14.2 Data for electrical resistivity of metal foams 190 -- 14.3 Electrical conductivity and relative density 191 -- 15 Cutting, finishing and joining 194 -- 15.1 Cutting of metal foams 194 -- 15.2 Finishing of metal foams 194 -- 15.3 Joining of metal foams 195 -- 16 Cost estimation and viability 200 -- 16.1 Introduction: viability 200 -- 16.2 Technical modeling and performance metrics 201 -- 16.3 Cost modeling 202 -- 16.4 Value modeling 206 -- 16.5 Applications 212 -- 17.1 Aluminum foam car body structures 217 -- 17.2 Integrally molded foam parts 219 -- 17.3 Motorway sound insulation 220 -- 17.4 Optical systems for space applications 222 -- 17.5 Fluid-fluid heat exchangers 224 -- 17.6 Lightweight conformal pressure tanks 225 -- 17.7 Electrodes for batteries 225 -- 17.8 Integrated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) for motor drives 226 -- 17.9 Applications under consideration 232 -- 18 Suppliers of metal foams 234.
Other author Ashby, M. F.
Subject Metal foams.
Mechanical engineering -- Materials.
Materials science.
Engineering design.
ISBN 0750672196 No price