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Study of Thermal Properties of Cast Metal- Ceramic Composite Foams

K. Gawdzińska / L. Chybowski
  • Maritime University of Szczecin, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Wały Chrobrego 1-2, 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
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/ W. Przetakiewicz
  • Maritime University of Szczecin, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Wały Chrobrego 1-2, 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
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Published Online: 2018-01-16 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/afe-2017-0129


Owing to its properties, metallic foams can be used as insulation material. Thermal properties of cast metal-ceramic composite foams have applications in transport vehicles and can act as fire resistant and acoustic insulators of bulkheads. This paper presents basic thermal properties of cast and foamed aluminum, the values of thermal conductivity coefficient of selected gases used in foaming composites and thermal capabilities of composite foams (AlSi11/SiC). A certificate of non-combustibility test of cast aluminum-ceramic foam for marine applications was included inside the paper. The composite foam was prepared by the gas injection method, consisting in direct injection of gas into liquid metal. Foams with closed and open cells were examined. The foams were foaming with foaming gas consisting of nitrogen or air. This work is one of elements of researches connected with description of properties of composite foams. In author's other works acoustic properties of these materials will be presented.

Keywords: Materials and foundry technology; Casting; Metal-ceramic composite foams; Thermal properties


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Received: 2017-03-06

Accepted: 2017-07-18

Published Online: 2018-01-16

Published in Print: 2017-12-20

Citation Information: Archives of Foundry Engineering, Volume 17, Issue 4, Pages 47–50, ISSN (Online) 2299-2944, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/afe-2017-0129.

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