Compression properties of Al/Al-Si-Cu alloy functionally graded aluminum foam fabricated by friction stir processing route

Yoshihiko Hangai, Kousuke Saito, Takao Utsunomiya, Soichiro Kitahara, Osamu Kuwazuru, Nobuhiro Yoshikawa

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Functionally graded (FG) aluminum foam containing A1050 pure aluminum and ADC12 aluminum alloy was fabricated. The FG foam has the potential for its location of deformation to be controlled. Moreover, a FG foam with plateau regions and stresses corresponding to those of the uniform A1050 and ADC12 foams was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-408
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Cellular materials
  • Friction stir welding
  • Functionally graded materials (FGM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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