July 3-8, 2016
Materials with an open porosity are used in many applications, such as filters, acoustic absorbers or heat exchangers. For these applications the pore size and shape as well as the depending flow resistivity are important parameters and need to be adjusted for the specific case. The material parameters are usually defined by the manufacturing process and are therefore signature for different types of porous materials. In this study the porosity, pore shape and the depending flow resistivity of a given material are adjusted using a cold rolling process. The material chosen is a porous aluminum with a porosity of about 50% and relatively large pore, what allows to adjust pore size and porosity on large scale.
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Nicolas Lippitz, Samir Maudarbocus, and Joachim Rösler, "The influence of cold rolling on the pore morphology and flow resistivity of porous aluminum" 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/6