Bolzoni, L., & Yang, F. (2021). Prediction of the mechanical properties of isotropic pure metal-based and two-phase alloy-based porous materials using modified analytical models. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 15, 1017–1029. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmrt.2021.08.107
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This work investigates the applicability and accuracy of the five fundamental analytical models commonly used to estimate the thermophysical properties of porous materials for the prediction of the mechanical behaviour, both compressive and tensile, of isotropic pure metal-based and two-phase alloy-based porous materials. In literature, the prediction of the mechanical behaviour of these advanced engineering materials requires the development of semi-empirical models, which are material-specific and, thus, require empirical constants. The significance of the current investigation is the possibility to optimise the mechanical behaviour of porous metallic materials through the rapid and accurate prediction of their mechano-physical behaviour using non-empirical physically-based prediction models. The work is complemented with the derivation of new combined models with increased accuracy prediction of up to approx. 90% with respect to fundamental models. Although developed for porous materials, the derived combined models could be applied for the accurate and rapid prediction of the thermophysical and mechanical properties of multi-phase materials with unknown microstructure such as two-ductile-phase alloys, nanocomposites, hetero- and harmonic-structured materials, and immiscible alloys.
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