Enhanced Mechanical Performance of Aluminum Glass Fiber Reinforced Foam Material by Cu Modification
A.T. Ertürka and I. Aydınb
aKocaeli University, Ford Otosan Ihsaniye Vocational School of Automotive, Turkey
bKocaeli University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Turkey
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Glass fiber-reinforced aluminum foam and its modified forms, using 1 and 3 wt.% of Cu, were produced by powder sintering process, using spherical carbamide particles as space holders. The foams with 40 and 60 vol.% porosity fractions were successfully produced after water leaching and sintering procedures. Compression test was performed on foam samples to compare both, the compressive properties and energy absorption behavior of them. The composite foam samples with Cu modification have shown a higher compressive strength than the parent material foam. The average plateau stress and energy absorption capacity of foams produced in this study, achieved via utilizing 3 wt.% Cu, were 7.06 MPa and 3.51 MJ/m3, respectively.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.470
PACS numbers: 81.05.Bx, 81.05.Rm, 81.20.Ev, 81.70.Bt