Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams

Processing, Microstructure, Properties and Applications

Edited by:
Nikhil Gupta, New York University, Polytechnic School of Engineering
Pradeep K. Rohatgi, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

978-1-932078-83-1, ©2015, 370 pages, 6×9, Hardcover

  • Complete guide for materials, engineering, modeling and processing of novel syntactic material
  • Lightweight metal-type foams for aeronautical, recreational and electronic applications

Focused on a new type of material, the book investigates the elements, synthesis and practical applications of metal matrix syntactic foams, which share properties of foams and metal matrix composites. The text reviews how syntactic foams are synthesized from different types of hollow particles and metal matrices. Part one explains processing techniques such as solidification and powder metallurgy and discusses foams made from a variety of matrix metals. Part two compares different syntactic foams based on density and strain rate. Original experimental data and modeling information are provided that show how metal matrix syntactic foams can be used for lighter weight components in vehicles, as well as for sensors and biomaterials.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Editors
Contributors

Chapter 1. Introduction to Foams
NIKHIL GUPTA
1.1. Lightweight Materials
1.2. Foams
1.3. Syntactic Foams
1.4. Outline of the Book
1.5. Acknowledgments
1.6. References

Chapter 2. Hollow Particles
OLIVER M. STRBIK III, P.E.
2.1. Structure
2.2. Manufacturing Methods
2.3. References

Chapter 3. Synthesis of Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams
BENJAMIN F. SCHULTZ and PRADEEP K. ROHATGI
3.1. Solidification Processing of Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams
3.2. Powder Metallurgy Processing of Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams
3.3. Concluding Remarks
3.4. Acknowledgements
3.5. References

Chapter 4. Aluminum Matrix Syntactic Foams
D. P. MONDAL and NIDHI JHA
4.1. Aluminum Syntactic Foams
4.2. Possible Applications
4.3. Hollow Particles
4.4. Methods of Preparations
4.5. Microstructure
4.6. Compressive Deformation
4.7. Tribological Behavior
4.8. Corrosion Behavior
4.9. Techno- and Socio-economic Analysis
4.10. Conclusions
4.11. References

Chapter 5. Magnesium Matrix Syntactic Foams
TOMOKO SANO, VINCENT HAMMOND and KYU CHO
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Processing and Microstructure
5.3. Concluding Remarks
5.4. Reference

Chapter 6. Zinc Matrix Syntactic and Composite Foams
A. DAOUD
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Hollow Particles
6.3. Zn Matrix Alloys
6.4. Processing Methods of Syntactic Foams
6.5. Structures of Syntactic Metal Matrix Composite Foams
6.6. Properties of Interest to the Syntactic Foam Application Designers
6.7. Suggested Applications of Syntactic Metal Matrix Composite Foams
6.8. Research Imperatives
6.9. References

Chapter 7. Titanium Matrix Syntactic Foams
XIAOBING XUE and YUYUAN ZHAO
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Manufacture
7.3. Structure and Mechanical Properties
7.4. Conclusions
7.5. References

Chapter 8. Iron Matrix Syntactic Foams
DIRK LEHMHUS, JORG WEISE and JOACHIM BAUMEISTER
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Production Processes
8.3. Pore and Microstructure
8.4. Mechanical Properties
8.5. Thermal and other Properties
8.6. Conclusion, Outlook and Application Potential
8.7. References

Chapter 9. Modeling and Simulations
DUNG D. LUONG and NIKHIL GUPTA
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Density and Porosity
9.3. Elastic Properties
9.4. Strength
9.5. Effect of Strain Rate on Stress-Strain Curves
9.6. Finite Element Analysis
9.7. Acknowledgments
9.8. References

Chapter 10. Modeling Unconstrained Compression of Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams
J. B. FERGUSON, JOSEPH A. SANTA MARIA, BENJAMIN F. SCHULTZ
and PRADEEP K. ROHATGI
10.1. Modeling of Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams
10.2. Case Study—Modeling the Mechanical Properties of Al-Alloy/Al2O3 Hollow Particle Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams
10.3. Concluding Remarks
10.4. Acknowledgements
10.5. Nomenclature
10.6. References

Chapter 11. Weight Saving Potential of Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams
NIKHIL GUPTA, DUNG D. LUONG and DINESH PINISETTY
11.1. Material Selection for Component Design
11.2. Relations between Density and Mechanical Properties
11.3. Acknowledgements
11.4. References

Chapter 12. Applications of Metal Matrix Syntactic Foams
GONZALO A. ROCHA RIVERO, BENJAMIN F. SCHULTZ and PRADEEP K. ROHATGI
12.1. Ground Transportation
12.2. Electronic Packaging
12.3. Aerospace
12.4. Defense
12.5. Biomedical
12.6. Building Applications
12.7. Summary Remarks
12.8. Acknowledgements
12.9. References

Index

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