Digital material representation and testing of metal foams

Yang,C, An,Y, Tort,M and Hodgson,P 2014, Digital material representation and testing of metal foams, Applied mechanics and materials, vol. 553, pp. 54-59, doi: 10.4028/

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Title Digital material representation and testing of metal foams
Author(s) Yang,C
Journal name Applied mechanics and materials
Volume number 553
Start page 54
End page 59
Total pages 7
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Place of publication Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1660-9336
Keyword(s) And digital testing
Digital material representation
Finite element modelling
Mechanical behaviour
Metal forms
Summary In recent years, metal foams are becoming more and more popular due to their high energy absorption ability and low density, which are being widely used in automotive engineering and aerospace engineering. As a design guide, foams can be characterised by several main geometric parameters, such as pore size, pore shape, spatial distribution and arrangement and so on. Considering most foam materials have random distributions of cell size and cell shape, the digital material representation and modelling of such materials become more complex. Cell size and shape effects on mechanical behaviours of metal foams have been found and investigated numerically and experimentally in authors' previous studies in which the authors have developed a digital framework for the representation, modelling and evaluation of multi-phase materials including metal foams. In this study, 2-/3-D finite element models are both developed to represent metal foams with random cell distributions and then a series of digital testing are simulated to investigate the mechanical behaviours of such foams. For validation and verification purpose, the results obtained from 2-/3-D models have been compared and good agreement has been found which demonstrated the effectiveness of the digital framework developed for metal forms. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
Language eng
DOI 10.4028/
Field of Research 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio Economic Objective 861199 Basic Metal Products (incl. Smelting
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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