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Multi-Scale Mechanical Behaviour of a Highly Porous Alumina Based Foam

  • Dorel Buncianu
  • Nicolas Tessier-DoyenEmail author
  • Joseph Absi
  • Radu Negru
  • Dan-Andrei Şerban
  • Liviu Marşavina
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Abstract

This work aims to characterize mechanical properties (strength and fracture toughness) of an alumina-based ceramic foam exhibiting a pore volume fraction around 88% with a multi-scale porosity ranging from 300 to < 2 µm with a slight interconnectivity of cells. Young’s modulus determined by three different methods (resonance, ultrasonic and compression) has been estimated to approximately 4 GPa which is a remarkable value for materials exhibiting such a porous volume. Moreover, regarding solid material, a value of 380 GPa taking into account the imperfect purity of alumina and the effect of grain boundaries has been determined by indentation at nano-scale. Values predicted by Ashby–Gibson and Pabst analytical models provide reliable results concerning the significant interconnectivity of porous cells in the microstructure. Finally, compressive, bending strengths and fracture toughness are respectively close to 2 MPa, 1 MPa and 0.1 MPa m1/2. These values are in agreement with the results obtained by some authors for alumino-silicate based foams exhibiting close compositions.

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Keywords

Ceramic foam Mechanical properties Young’s modulus Analytical modeling 

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Acknowledgements

Authors would like to thanks University of Limoges for financial support within the framework of Cer4Rom project mobility

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanics and Strength of MaterialsUniversitatea Politehnica din TimişoaraTimişoaraRomania
  2. 2.IRCER, UMR CNRS 7315University of LimogesLimogesFrance

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