A novel method for making open cell aluminum foams by powder sintering process

B. Jiang, N. Q. Zhao, C. S. Shi, X. W. Du, J. J. Li, Hau Chung Man

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Open cell aluminum foams were made by powder sintering process. A space-holder method used carbamide to produce samples with porosities between 50% and 80%. The results showed that spherical-shaped pores were obtained depending on the shape and size distribution of the space-holder and the compressive strength was in agreement with the theoretical relationship for the normalized yield strength.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3333-3336
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2005


  • Aluminum foam
  • Mechanical properties
  • Porosity
  • Sintering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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