Metallic foam processing from the liquid state

Simon Cox, Denis Weaire, G. Bradley

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Abstract

A model is developed to describe the formation of metallic foams in which liquid drainage acts to collapse the foam before it can freeze. Numerical solution of the foam drainage equation, combined with the equations of heat conduction, provides new insight into the competition between these two processes.It also stimulates and confirms a theoretical analysis which leads to criteria for creating uniform samples of frozen metal foam. The analysis suggests new experiments to clarify the role of the various processes leading to foam formation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-97
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Physical Journal Applied Physics
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2001

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