55. Magnesium Integral Foams — Production and Properties

  1. Prof. Dr. K. U. Kainer
  1. Markus Hirschmann,
  2. Matthias Lamm,
  3. Carolin Körner and
  4. Robert F. Singer

Published Online: 22 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603565.ch55

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications

How to Cite

Hirschmann, M., Lamm, M., Körner, C. and Singer, R. F. (2003) Magnesium Integral Foams — Production and Properties, in Magnesium: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference Magnesium Alloys and Their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603565.ch55

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Institut für Werkstoffforschung, Max-Planck-Straße, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. Department of Materials Science, Lehrstuhl Werkstoffkunde und Technologie der Metalle (WTM), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309757

Online ISBN: 9783527603565

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Keywords:

  • magnesium integral foams;
  • production;
  • properties

Summary

Metal foams offer a high potential for light-weight construction. Their outstanding properties are the low density in combination with extraordinary mechanical, electrical, thermal and acoustic properties.

For the first time we succeeded in manufacturing a magnesium integral foam (Fig. 1). This integral or structural foam consists of a dense skin and a porous core with a gradual transition from skin to core which implicates good mechanical properties. We assume that the stabilization of the cellular structure during the solidification process is done by the primary solidified magnesium phases [7]. The parts are produced by a modified casting technique which is suitable for mass production in a cost effective way. In this paper, the emphasis is on the mechanical properties of the magnesium integral foams and the correlation between the density and the mechanical properties.