Materials, Structures and Manufacturing for Aircraft

Ensarioğlu C. , Bakırcı A., Kölük H., Çakır M. C.

Springer, London/Berlin , Berlin, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book / Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: Springer, London/Berlin 
  • City: Berlin


The most attractive aspect of metal foams is that they can combine the properties of metallic materials (e.g., strength, high melting temperature) with the properties of porous materials (e.g., light-weightiness, sound/heat energy absorption). This makes them favorable in aerospace applications where multifunctional lightweight materials are required since the amount of work done against inertial forces is larger. Within the scope of this chapter, after giving information about the primary and secondary processes of metal foams with open and closed-cells, some applications of these materials in aircraft and spacecraft structures are mentioned.