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Metals 2017, 7(9), 323;

Influence of the Heating Rate on the Foaming Behavior of Various Aluminium Alloys

Chair of Structure and Properties of Materials, Technische Universität Berlin, Hardenbergstraße 36, 10623 Berlin, Germany
Institute of Applied Materials, Helmholtz-Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy GmbH, Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1, 14109 Berlin, Germany
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Received: 14 July 2017 / Revised: 28 July 2017 / Accepted: 11 August 2017 / Published: 23 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Porous Metals and Metallic Foams)
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Powders of metallurgically prepared precursors expand to a foam differently depending on how fast they are heated to their foaming temperature. The foaming behavior of four alloys was studied with heating rates varying from 0.1 K/s to 18 K/s. It was found that each alloy shows its own non-linear behavior of expansion values. Alloys not containing magnesium exhibit a maximum at intermediate heating rates, whereas Mg-containing alloys tend to expand more for higher heating rates. View Full-Text
Keywords: aluminium alloy foams; heating rate; powder processing aluminium alloy foams; heating rate; powder processing

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Neu, T.R.; Pfretzschner, B.; García-Moreno, F.; Banhart, J. Influence of the Heating Rate on the Foaming Behavior of Various Aluminium Alloys. Metals 2017, 7, 323.

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