METAL FOAM AS A HEAT EXCHANGER

1 RADKOVSKÝ Filip
Co-authors:
1 GEBAUER Marek 1 KROUPOVÁ Ivana 1 LICHÝ Petr
Institution:
1 VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 15/2172, 708 33 Ostrava-Poruba, filip.radkovsky@vsb.cz
Conference:
26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, May 24th - 26th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
1911-1916
ISBN:
978-80-87294-79-6
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
9th January 2018
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

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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