Dynamic crushing response of closed-cell aluminium foams during shock loading
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Understanding the impact response of aluminium foams is essential for assessing their energy absorption capacity under dynamic loading. In this paper, the dynamic compaction behavior of closed-cell aluminium foam (CYMAT ™ ) has been tested using the plate-impact technique. Post-impacted samples have been examined using optical microscopy to observe the microstructural changes with the objective of elucidating the pore-collapse mechanism.