4. Applications

4.1. Progressive Collapse of Steel Buildings


Zhou, Q., and Yu, T. (2004). “Use of high-efficiency energy absorbing device to arrest progressive collapse of tall building.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 130(10), 1177-1187.


Newland, D. E., and Cebon, D. (2002). “Could the World Trade Center have been Modified to Prevent its Collapse?.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 128(7), 795-800.




4.2. Biomedical


Marin, E., Fedrizzi, L., and Zagra, L. (2010). “Porous metallic structures for orthopaedic applications: a short review of materials and technologies.”


Singh, R., Lee, P., Jones, J., Poologasundarampillai, G., Post, T., Lindley, T., and Dashwood, R. (n.d.). “Hierarchically structured titanium foams for tissue scaffold applications.”


Levine, B. (2008). “A new era in porous metals: Applications in orthopaedics.” MetFoam 2007 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Porous Metals and Metallic Foams, 251-254.




4.3. Automotive and Aerospace


Cardoso, E., and Oliveira, B. (2010). “Study of the use of metallic foam in a vehicle for an energy economy racing circuit.” Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik, 41(5), 257-264.


Banhart, J., and Seeliger, H. (2008). “Aluminium foam sandwich panels: Manufacture, metallurgy and applications.” Advanced Engineering Materials, 10(9), 793-802.




4.4. Power Plants


Reisgen, U., Olschok, S., and Longerich, S. (2010). “Laser beam welding of open-porous metallic foams for application in cooling structures of combined cycle power plants.” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 132(5), 1-5.


Xu, S., Bourham, M., and Rabiei, A. (2010). “A novel ultra-light structure for radiation shielding.” Materials and Design, 31(4), 2140-2146.



4.5. Noise Reduction


Bao, H., and Han, B. (2009). “Transmission loss of metallic foams for the local resonance.” 3rd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, iCBBE 2009.



4.6. Fire Retardant


Coquard, R., Rochais, D., and Baillis, D. (2010). “Conductive and Radiative Heat Transfer in Ceramic and Metal Foams at Fire Temperatures - Contribution to the Special Issue "Materials in Fire" Guest Editor K. Ghazi Wakili.”



4.7. Seismic


Takanashi, K., Miyazaki, K., Yamazaki, K., and Shimura, Y. (2010). “A new structural system using innovative high-strength steel aiming at zero earthquake damage.” Structural Engineering International: Journal of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), 20(1), 66-71.