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Parts Containing Open-Celled Metal Foam Manufactured by the Foundry Route: Processes, Performances, and Applications

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  • Jonathan Dairon,

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    1. Centre Technique des Industries de la Fonderie – CTIF 44 Avenue de la Division Leclerc – 92318 Sèvres Cedex, (France)
    2. Ecole Centrale de Lille, LML – 59650, Villeneuve d'Ascq, (France)
    • Centre Technique des Industries de la Fonderie – CTIF 44 Avenue de la Division Leclerc – 92318 Sèvres Cedex, (France)
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  • Yves Gaillard,

    1. Centre Technique des Industries de la Fonderie – CTIF 44 Avenue de la Division Leclerc – 92318 Sèvres Cedex, (France)
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  • Jean.-Charles Tissier,

    1. Ecole Centrale de Lille, LML – 59650, Villeneuve d'Ascq, (France)
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  • David Balloy,

    1. Ecole Centrale de Lille, LML – 59650, Villeneuve d'Ascq, (France)
    2. Université Lille Nord de France, 59000 Lille, (France)
    3. CNRS, UMR 8107, 59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq, (France)
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  • Gérard Degallaix

    1. Ecole Centrale de Lille, LML – 59650, Villeneuve d'Ascq, (France)
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Abstract

This work presents casting techniques developed by CTIF for manufacturing functional parts containing open-celled metal foam. It also deals with the performances of these cast foams in energy absorption and thermal management applications and gives some examples of achievements in these fields. Regarding the manufacturing routes, the emphasis is put on the means to achieve foamed parts getting a solid skin. The obtained cast open-celled structures are stochastic or regular. Behaviors in energy absorption of these two kinds of structures are distinguished and first results in heat exchange properties are mentioned.

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