Mechanical properties of reticulated aluminium foams with electrodeposited Ni-W coatings

TitleMechanical properties of reticulated aluminium foams with electrodeposited Ni-W coatings
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBoonyongmaneerat, Y, Schuh, CA, Dunand, DC
JournalScripta Materialia
Volume59
Issue3
Pagination336 - 339
Date Published2008/08//
Abstract

The struts of reticulated aluminum foams were coated with nanocrystalline Ni-W by electrodeposition. The thickness and composition of these high-strength coatings are controlled by varying the bath chemistry, applied current conditions and deposition time. Despite an increase in density as compared to the uncoated foams, the coated foams exhibit improvements in both absolute and specific strength, as well as in absolute energy absorption. (c) 2008 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.