Compressive properties and imaging analysis of a new metal foam-natural rubber hybrid structure

Authors

  • Abhay Chaturvedi Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, India
  • Gopal Sanyal Bhabha atomic research centre, Mumbai, India
  • Shashank Chaturvedi Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, India
  • A.S. Patil Bhabha atomic research centre, Mumbai, India

Keywords:

Aluminum foam, hybrid, energy absorption, compressive, strain recovery, natural rubber

Abstract

In this study an attempt has been made to create a new hybrid structure. The hybrid structure has been made by hierarchically combining closed cell Aluminum foam and natural rubber. The hybrid structure, when subjected to compressive loading, displayed improved energy absorption characteristics compared to its parent monoliths. It also displayed significant strain recovery post deformation. High resolution imaging was also carried out to compare the internal structure of hybrid samples before and after compression. Critical discussion of the experimental results has been made.

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Author Biographies

Abhay Chaturvedi, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, India

Scientist working in the field of development of hybrid materails for enhanced energy absorption materials.

Gopal Sanyal, Bhabha atomic research centre, Mumbai, India

Scientist, working in the field of mechanical metullargy

Shashank Chaturvedi, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, India

Senior Scientist, expertises in high strain rate behaviour of materials

A.S. Patil, Bhabha atomic research centre, Mumbai, India

Scientist, expertises in fabrication

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Published

2016-06-30

How to Cite

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A. Chaturvedi, G. Sanyal, S. Chaturvedi, and A. Patil, “Compressive properties and imaging analysis of a new metal foam-natural rubber hybrid structure”, J Met Mater Miner, vol. 26, no. 2, Jun. 2016.

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