Aluminum Foam-Filled Pipe Using Thin-Wall Aluminum Pipe Fabricated from Plate

Yoshihiko Hangai, Yukiko Nakano, Takao Utsunomiya, Osamu Kuwazuru, Soichiro Kitahara, Nobuhiro Yoshikawa

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Thin aluminum (Al) pipes filled with Al foam were fabricated by friction welding. In this study, thin Al pipes were formed from thin Al plates and were welded during the coating of a precursor by friction welding. It was shown that seamless Al foam-filled pipes with a uniform wall thickness can be realized. Compression tests on the Al foam-filled pipes revealed that the welding of the pipes had no effect on the generation of cracks in the pipes and their compression properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-389
Number of pages4
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Cellular materials
  • Composite structural materials
  • Foam
  • Friction welding
  • X-ray computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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