Quantitative evaluation of pore area distribution in ADC12 porous aluminum by fractal dimensions

Yoshihiko Hangai, Kazuya Takahashi, Hiroki Kato, Takao Utsunomiya, Soichiro Kitahara, Osamu Kuwazuru, Nobuhiro Yoshikawa

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The nondestructive quantitative evaluation of pore morphology of porous aluminum, which uses fractal dimensions of spatial distribution of pore area DA, is proposed. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the validity of proposed evaluation by comparing pore morphology in two different types of porous aluminum which were fabricated from different starting materials. It was shown that DA can be expected to provide the sufficient information to quantitatively characterize the morphology of pores in porous aluminum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-467
Number of pages3
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug


  • ADC12
  • Die casting
  • Foam
  • Fractal dimension
  • Friction stir processing
  • Porous metals
  • Quantitative discrimination
  • X-ray computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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