Preliminary study on the fabrication of aluminium foam through pressure assisted sintering dissolution process

Mustapha, Faizal and Mustapha, Mazli and Mamat, Othman and Hussain, P and Noorsal, Kartini (2010) Preliminary study on the fabrication of aluminium foam through pressure assisted sintering dissolution process. [Citation Index Journal]

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This paper discusses the improvement made by pressure assisted sintering dissolution process (PASDP)as opposed to the solid-state sintering dissolution process (SSSDP) which was used in producing a much improved open celled aluminium foam. The improvements leads to an aluminium foam prossessing a high dense of cell wall which is attainable in amuchshorter time and possesses superior mechanical properties. By varying the local sodium chloride (NaCl) volume fractions in the sodium chloride/aluminium (NaCl/Al) compact, it is possible to fabricate aluminium foam with different relative densities. When subjected to monotonic compression mode, the fabricated aluminium foam exhibits typical stress–strain behaviour of metallic foam. The principles of Taguchi’s Design of Experiments were employed to optimize processing factors for the fabrication of aluminium foam. Results were analysed based on Taguchi’s signal to noise ratio (S/N) and analysis of variance (ANOVA) techniques in order to obtain the optimum combination of process parameter settings. Results indicate that the most notable factor influencing the fabrication of Al foam was the compaction at elevated temperature, followed by temperature, time and the process heating rate. The optimum processing parameters for the PASDP process were then predicted based on these results.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:4600
Deposited By: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Othman Mamat
Deposited On:15 Mar 2011 08:53
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:24

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