Mechanical and physical characterization of copper foam

  • Medhat Awad El-Hadek
  • Saleh Kaytbay


A lost carbonate sintering process in powder metallurgy has been used to prepare copper foam of low to medium porosities with controlled pore size, shape, and distribution. The compressive properties of the copper foams have been investigated for different metal volume fractions ranging from 15–100%. The elastic moduli measurements in good agreement with Mori-Tanaka predictions for the two-phase mixtures. The microstructure, the electrical resistivity, and the thermal conductivity were also studied.


Porous metals Lost carbonate sintering Copper foams 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Production and Mechanical Design, Faculty of Engineering at Port-SaidSuez-Canal UniversityPort-Fouad, Port-SaidEgypt
  2. 2.Central of Metallurgical Research, Development Institute (CMRDI)CairoEgypt

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