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Innovative metal foam structures - chances for the improvement of crash behaviour

: Weise, J.

Schulz, E. ; TU Berlin:
Passive safety of rail vehicles : 8th international symposium 2011. Tagungsdokumentation der 8. Expertentagung Passive Sicherheit bei Schienenfahrzeugen, Berlin, 10. - 11. February 2011
Berlin: IFV Bahntechnik, 2011 (Bahntechnik aktuell 32)
ISBN: 978-3-940727-25-1
International Symposium Passive Safety of Rail Vehicles <8, 2011, Berlin>
Expertentagung Passive Sicherheit bei Schienenfahrzeugen <8, 2011, Berlin>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IFAM ()

Metal foams and especially aluminium foams have found their way into passive safety applications because of their high ability to absorb crash deformation energy. In this presentation current applications of metal foams are illustrated and new developments which offer new design possibilities with metal foams are introduced. In consideration of additional aspects like fire protection requirements, weight and fuel consumption reduction metal foams have contributed to new and advantageous design solutions. The further development of already existing metal foams and the development of new foam types with improved properties will enlarge the range of application for this material group.