Fabrication and tensile tests of aluminum foam sandwich with dense steel face sheets by friction stir processing route

Yoshihiko Hangai, Nobuyuki Ishii, Shinji Koyama, Takao Utsunomiya, Osamu Kuwazuru, Nobuhiro Yoshikawa

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An aluminum foam sandwich was fabricated by FSP route. In this process, both the fabrication of a foamable precursor and the metallurgical bonding between the precursor and a dense steel sheet can be simultaneously conducted. Although intermetallic compounds consisting of Fe 2Al 5 and FeAl 3 were generated, tensile tests revealed that the bonding strength of the interface was relatively high compared with the tensile strength of the aluminum foam with a porosity of approximately 80%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-587
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 5



  • Compression test
  • Die casting
  • Foams
  • Friction stir welding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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