July 3-8, 2016
Metal foams are a new class of materials with low densities and novel thermal and mechanical properties. Aluminum foams combine low weight with good rigidity, strength, damping of vibrations and noise, shock resistance and low thermal conductivity . An experimental investigation on a single row of aluminum tubes, covered with layers of aluminum foams, was carried out by T’joen et al. . A range of foam layer thickness, Reynolds number tube spacing and different type of foam were considered and compared with compact helically finned tube heat exchangers. An experimental investigation was carried out by Sertkaya et al.  to compare three metal foam heat exchangers (10, 20 and 30 PPI) to three finned heat exchangers with the same tube layout and overall dimensions.
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Oronzio Manca, Bernardo Buonomo, Luca Cirillo, and Sergio Nardini, "An experimental investigation on effect of pores per inch in compact heat exchanger with aluminum foam" in "Sixth International Conference on Porous Media and Its Applications in Science, Engineering and Industry", ECI Symposium Series, (2016). http://dc.engconfintl.org/porous_media_vi/28