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Energy Absorption Behavior of Al-SiC-Graphene Composite Foam under a High Strain Rate

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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
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Department of Mining Machinery Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad 826004, JH, India
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sandip Institute of Technology & Research Centre, Nashik 422213, MH, India
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CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, Bhopal 462026, MP, India
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Materials 2020, 13(3), 783; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13030783
Received: 11 December 2019 / Revised: 14 January 2020 / Accepted: 7 February 2020 / Published: 8 February 2020
The present work was addressed to the closed-cell aluminum (Al)-silicon carbide (SiC) particles (15 wt.%) with graphene (0.5 wt.%) reinforced hybrid composite foam, which was produced through the melt route process. Under the strain rates ranging from 500 s-1 to 2760 s-1, the compression deformation behavior of hybrid composite foam was executed. The compression results disclosed that plateau stress along with energy absorption of produced hybrid composite foam are heightened with strain rates and is also discovered to be responsive to the relative density under the confront domain of experiments. Analysis of Variance was deployed for optimizing parameters such as strain rates, mass, density, relative density, and pore size. Furthermore, the contribution of each optimized parameters on plateau stress and energy absorption were observed. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene; metal foam; high strain; energy absorption; plateau stress graphene; metal foam; high strain; energy absorption; plateau stress
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Das, S.; Rajak, D.K.; Khanna, S.; Mondal, D.P. Energy Absorption Behavior of Al-SiC-Graphene Composite Foam under a High Strain Rate. Materials 2020, 13, 783.

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