Sample outline, Topic-Aluminium Foam



Aluminum Foam

2. Abstract,

Definition of the aluminum foam, Thesis, a summary of structures, discussion and summary

3. Introduction

-Aluminum foam is a metal foam that is made up a cellular structure with several gas poles that take up a huge fraction of the metal foam. It consists of properties that make it uniquely suitable for applications like heat exchangers and catalyst converters (Roush, web).

4.  Basic aluminum foam structures

-Aluminumform exists in two different forms (Sadot et al, 279,280)

                  4.2.Stochastic/reticulated  foam

-Consists of metal coating on its base structure rather than metal/.

-The material matrix is uniform   

                    4.3 Regular stacked cell foam

-takes up the form of 4- sided polygon (tetrakaidecahedrons).

-thecells are stacked and its pores are open ended

5. Material sand methods

           5.1 Properties of aluminum foam (Wang, pg.3476)

-made of aluminum metal (98%)

-Each structure contains different size, density, melting point, tensile, elasticity, specific heat, expansion , resistivity among others(Shih et al,743)

         5.2 Processing of aluminum foam

 6. Discussion

  6.1 Applications(Jang,618)

-heat exchangers/sinks (Foam, web)

-catalysts surface

-oil and water filters

-concreteslabs (Wu, 464)

 7. Conclusion

-Aluminum foam is used in various industries that include construction, electrical among others.

8. References

Shih, Wei-Hung, Chin-Chia Liu, and Wen-Hsin Hsieh. “Heat-Transfer Characteristics Of Aluminum-Foam Heat Sinks With A Solid Aluminum Core.” International Journal Of Heat & Mass Transfer 97.(2016): 742-750. Academic Search Premier. Web. 6 June 2016.

Li, Zhibin, et al. “Local Indentation Of Aluminum Foam Core Sandwich Beams At Elevated Temperatures.”Composite Structures 145.(2016): 142-148. Academic Search Premier. Web. 6 June 2016.

Sadot, O., et al. “The Trapped Gas Effect On The Dynamic Compressive Strength Of Light Aluminum Foams.”Materials Science & Engineering: A 659.(2016): 278-286. Academic Search Premier. Web. 6 June 2016.

“Foam Sweet Foam.” Aluminium Today 10.7 (1998): 33. Business Source Premier. Web. 6 June 2016.

Roush, Wade. “Aluminum Foam.” Technology Review 109.3 (2006): 19. Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson). Web. 6 June 2016.

Wu, Chengqing, Liang Huang, and Deric John Oehlers. “Blast Testing Of Aluminum Foam-Protected Reinforced Concrete Slabs.” Journal Of Performance Of Constructed Facilities 25.5 (2011): 464-474.Criminal Justice Abstracts. Web. 6 June 2016.

Jang, Wen-Yea, and Stelios Kyriakides. “On the crushing of aluminum open-cell foams: Part I. Experiments.” International Journal of Solids and Structures 46.3-4 (2009): 617-634. Print.

Wang, Deqing, et al. “Cell Structure And Compressive Behavior Of An Aluminum Foam.” Journal Of Materials Science 40.13 (2005): 3475-3480. Academic Search Premier. Web. 6 June 2016.


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