The Foamed Metal Structures in Numerical Testing

Antoni JOHN, Małgorzata JOHN, Jarosław BRODNY


In the paper numerical simulation of the foamed metal structures using numerical homogenization algorithm is prescribed. The first, numerical model of heterogeneous porous simplified structures of typical foamed metal, based on the FEM was built and material parameters (coefficients of elasticity matrix of the considered structure) were determined with use of numerical homogenization algorithm. In the work the different RVE models of structure were created and their properties were compared at different relative density, different numbers and the size and structure of the arrangement of voids. Finally, obtained results were used in modeling of typical elements made from foam metals structures - sandwich structures and hollow profiles filling with metal foam. Three point bending test was performed for sandwich structures. Simulation were done for different dimensions of cladding and core. Additionally, the torsion test was performed for profiles filling with metal foam. Typical behavior for torsion was observed.


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