Evaluation of Mechanical Characteristics of Magnesium Foam by Varying the Percentages of Foaming Agent
P.Sivashankari1, A.Krishnamoorthy2

1P.Sivashankari, Assistant Professor, Department of Automobile Engineering at the Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology of Chennai since.
2A.Krishnamoorthy, Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India.

Manuscript received on 15 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 25 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 758-763 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C3998098319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C3998.098319
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Abstract: Magnesium metal foams have the ability to withstand the structural material impact for the lightweight applications. However, the main disadvantages of using magnesium are due to high reactivity and consequently the mechanical characteristics. The present study aims at evaluating the effect of porosity on the mechanical characteristics. The magnesium metal foams are fabricated by powder metallurgy technique using the crucible made of silica gel for holding the particles. The magnesium powder of 350 microns of mesh size was used as raw material. The mechanical behaviors were evaluated by the universal testing machine. Foams with 36%-43% porosity have the compression strength of 17.134MPa – 85.032 MPa.

Index Terms— Mechanical, Particles, Compression Strength, Evaluated.
Scope of the Article:
Mechanical Design