Mechanical properties of reticulated aluminum foams with electrodeposited Ni-W coatings

Yuttanant Boonyongmaneerat*, Christopher A. Schuh, David C. Dunand

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The struts of reticulated aluminum foams were coated with nanocrystalline Ni-W by electrodeposition. The thickness and composition of these high-strength coatings are controlled by varying the bath chemistry, applied current conditions and deposition time. Despite an increase in density as compared to the uncoated foams, the coated foams exhibit improvements in both absolute and specific strength, as well as in absolute energy absorption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-339
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2008


  • Casting
  • Composites
  • Electroplating
  • Foams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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