Thermal and electrical conductivity measurements on aluminum foams

N. Babcsán, I. Mészáros, N. Hegman

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Metal foams are one of the most interesting types of materials although there is limited information concerning their thermal and electrical conductivity. Closed cell different density Alporas foams are investigated, which has one of the most homogeneous cell size distribution recently. Comparative method has been chosen to determine the thermal conductivity of the samples in the function of the temperature at 30, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500°C. For measuring the electrical conductivity of aluminium foams a special low frequency eddy current measuring apparatus was used. The ratio of thermal and electrical conductivity was calculated and shown an increasing function by the density of the foams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-394
Number of pages4
JournalMaterialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2003


  • Cellular metals
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Metal foam
  • Thermal conductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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