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1 Structural performance and failure analysis of aluminium foams Amsterdam, Emiel IMPORTANT NOTE: You are advised to consult the publisher's version (publisher's PDF) if you wish to cite from it. Please check the document version below. Document Version Publisher's PDF, also known as Version of record Publication date: 2008 Link to publication in University of Groningen/UMCG research database Citation for published version (APA): Amsterdam, E. (2008). Structural performance and failure analysis of aluminium foams s.n. Copyright Other than for strictly personal use, it is not permitted to download or to forward/distribute the text or part of it without the consent of the author(s) and/or copyright holder(s), unless the work is under an open content license (like Creative Commons). Take-down policy If you believe that this document breaches copyright please contact us providing details, and we will remove access to the work immediately and investigate your claim. Downloaded from the University of Groningen/UMCG research database (Pure): For technical reasons the number of authors shown on this cover page is limited to 10 maximum. Download date:

2 RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE AND FAILURE ANALYSIS OF ALUMINIUM FOAMS Proefschrift ter verkrijging van het doctoraat in de Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen op gezag van de Rector Magnificus, dr. F. Zwarts, in het openbaar te verdedigen op vrijdag 18 april 2008 om uur door Emiel Amsterdam geboren op 10 maart 1980 te Hindeloopen

3 Promotores: Beoordelingscommissie: Prof. dr. J.T.M. De Hosson Prof. dr. ir. P.R. Onck Prof. ir. L. Katgerman Prof. dr. H.A. De Raedt Prof. dr. P. Rudolf

4 Structural Performance and Failure Analysis of Aluminium Foams E. Amsterdam ISBN ISBN (electronic version) Zernike Institute PhD thesis series Print: Groningen University Press Cover: Anaglyph of an open-cell foam in the scanning electron microscope The work described in this thesis was supported by the Foundation Fundamental Research on Matter-FOM, Utrecht and was partly carried out within the framework of the Strategic Research Program of the Netherlands Institute for Metals Research under project number 02EMM22.

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6 Contents Chapter 1 1 Introduction 1.1 Metal foam Scope of the thesis 9 References 13 Chapter 2 15 Material and experimental procedure 2.1 Production process Experimental procedure 17 References 19 Chapter 3 21 Fracture behavior of metal foam made of recycled MMC by the melt route 3.1 Introduction Material and experimental procedure Material and foaming procedure Experimental equipment and procedure Results Microstructural characterization Fracture analysis Discussion Conclusion 28 References 29 Chapter 4 31 Failure mechanisms of closed-cell aluminium foam under monotonic and cyclic loading 4.1 Introduction Material and experimental procedure Microstructural observations 33

7 4.4 Failure mechanisms Discussion Conclusion 45 References 46 Chapter 5 47 Fracture and microstructure of open-cell aluminium foam 5.1 Introduction Material and experimental procedure Results Microstructural characterization Fracture behavior Discussion Conclusion 58 References 58 Chapter 6 61 The influence of strain induced damage on the mechanical response of open-cell aluminium foam 6.1 Introduction Material and experimental procedure Aluminium foam Base material Acoustic emission measurement Electrical resistance measurement Results Tension and compression Acoustic emission measurements Electrical resistance measurements Discussion Conclusion 78 References 79 Chapter 7 81 The influence of cell shape anisotropy on the tensile behavior of open-cell aluminium foam

8 7.1 Introduction Material and experimental procedure Aluminium foam Electrical resistance measurement Results Discussion Conclusion 90 References 91 Chapter 8 93 The plastic collapse stress of open-cell aluminium foam 8.1 Introduction Material and experimental procedure Aluminium foam Base material Results Discussion Conclusion 102 References 102 Chapter Fracture behavior of low density replicated aluminium alloy foams 9.1 Introduction Material and experimental procedure Results and discussion Conclusion 114 Appendix A 114 References 115 Outlook 117 List of Publications 123 Summary 125 Samenvatting 131 Acknowledgements 137

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