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Metals 2012, 2(3), 258-264; doi:10.3390/met2030258

Behavior of Metallic Foam under Shock Wave Loading

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1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, Maribor 2000, Slovenia 2 Shock Wave and Condensed Matter Research Center, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan 3 Okinawa National College of Technology, Henoko, Okinawa 905-2192, Japan
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Received: 1 June 2012 / Revised: 10 July 2012 / Accepted: 26 July 2012 / Published: 3 August 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Metal Foams)
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In this manuscript, the behavior of metallic foam under impact loading and shock wave propagation has been observed. The goal of this research was to investigate the material and structural properties of submerged open-cell aluminum foam under impact loading conditions with particular interest in shock wave propagation and its effects on cellular material deformation. For this purpose experimental tests and dynamic computational simulations of aluminum foam specimens inside a water tank subjected to explosive charge have been performed. Comparison of the results shows a good correlation between the experimental and simulation results.
Keywords: metal foam; shock wave loading; experimental testing; dynamic simulation metal foam; shock wave loading; experimental testing; dynamic simulation
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Vesenjak, M.; Borovinšek, M.; Ren, Z.; Irie, S.; Itoh, S. Behavior of Metallic Foam under Shock Wave Loading. Metals 2012, 2, 258-264.

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