Experimental Testing of Single APM Spheres
University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical
Engineering, Maribor, Slovenia
2 University of Split, Faculty of Elect. Eng., Mech. Eng. and Naval Architect., Split, Croatia
Advanced pore morphology (APM) foam, consisting of sphere-like metallic foam elements, proves to have advantageous mechanical properties and unique application adjustability. Since the APM foam manufacturing procedure has been developed recently, the mechanical characterization of these materials is still very limited. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to determine the behaviour of APM spheres and its composites when subjected to quasi-static and dynamic compressive loading. The results of the performed research have shown valuable mechanical properties of the composite APM foam structures, offering new possibilities for their use in general engineering applications.
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