The shock response of aluminium foams

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  • External authors:
  • K. Bennett
  • A. M. Milne
  • S. A. MacDonald
  • J. J. Harrigan
  • J. C F Millett


One means of protecting structures involves the panelling of components with foam. Previous work has analysed the response of a low-density aluminium foam to quasi-static, and low velocity impact. In the present work, plate impact experiments are conducted, to observe the transit of a shock through the material. X-ray microtomography was used to obtain microstructural information in three dimensions that was coupled as the input file for hydrocode simulation. This provides insight into mechanisms associated with deformation in the foam. © 2007 Acta Materialia Inc.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages3
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008