Definition of the aluminum foam, Thesis, a summary of structures, discussion and summary
-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)
-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
-heat exchangers/sinks (Foam, web)
-oil and water filters
-concreteslabs (Wu, 464)
-Aluminum foam is used in various industries that include construction, electrical among others.
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