Engineering Materials

Integral Foam Molding of Light Metals

Technology, Foam Physics and Foam Simulation

Authors: Koerner, Carolin

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  • Opens an avenue to develop cost-effective techniques of metal foam molding
  • Contains the first approach for a usable simulation
  • Shows that integral foaming of metals is possible
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The development of cost-effective techniques to produce metal parts with integrated cellular structure is the newly developed process of integral foam molding.
This book shows in three parts the technology, the fundamentals and the simulation models for the  Integral Foam Molding of Light Metals

Part I: “Technology” shows for the first time that foaming of metals is possible by applying molding techniques very similar to polymer integral foam molding. It introduces and discusses in detail a low pressure and a high pressure process of foam molding.
 
Part II: “Physics” is devoted to the physics of foaming with special emphasis on the very short time scale which is characteristic for integral foam molding. Although very complex in detail, foam formation is shown to underlie simple evolution laws determined by the way how foam stabilization is realized.
 
Part III: “Numerical Simulation” presents a new lattice Boltzmann approach for the treatment of free surfaces is developed and applied on foam evolution problems. For the first time, the numerical simulation of foam evolution starting from nucleation until decay is accessible. The interplay between hydrodynamics, capillary forces, gravity and bubble coalescence processes leads to complex phenomena such as topological rearrangements, avalanches, drainage, etc. without further model assumptions.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integral Foam Molding of Light Metals
Book Subtitle
Technology, Foam Physics and Foam Simulation
Authors
Series Title
Engineering Materials
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-68839-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-68839-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-68838-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08840-7
Series ISSN
1612-1317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 224
Number of Illustrations
143 b/w illustrations
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