Effect of Heat Treatment on Compressive Properties of Open Cell Aluminum Foams
This paper presents a study of heat treatment on the quasi-static and dynamic compressive properties of the open cell aluminum alloy foams in as-fabricated (F), age-hardened (A) and T6-strengthened (T6) conditions. Although the strain rate and heat treatment of foams are different, all exhibit similar deformation behavior in the subsequent deformation. The yield stress of foams at different strain rates are improved by heat treatment, all exhibit some strain rate sensitivity. However, the densification strain of foams is not sensitive to heat treatment.
Byung Tae Ahn, Hyeongtag Jeon, Bo Young Hur, Kibae Kim and Jong Wan Park
C. Li et al., "Effect of Heat Treatment on Compressive Properties of Open Cell Aluminum Foams", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 124-126, pp. 1417-1420, 2007