from the conferences organized by TANGER Ltd. provisional website
The paper deals with the optimization of manufacturing of cast metal foams and possibilities of using of this specific material. It is focused on castings from aluminum alloy with a regular arrangement of internal cells. The optimization relates to already used casting technologies - production of metal foams using sand cores. Casting of metal foams has a wide range of applications such as: automotive, aerospace, construction, energy. They have unique properties thanks to reduced weight with sufficient strength and they are used e.g. for: absorbing impact energy or heat conduction. In this article we deal with the usage of the metal foam as a heat exchanger. The shape and size of heat exchanger depending on its effectiveness by using a simulation program is solved.Keywords: Metal foam, 3D modelling, heat exchanger, heat conduction, efficiency
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