Quantitative x-ray Analysis: Applications in Machining of Porous Metallic Foams

H. Qiao, S. Basu, C. Saldana

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

9 Scopus citations


In the present study, surface integrity in the face milling of open-cell aluminum metal foams was studied at full-volume using micro-computed tomography. Morphological damage to the pore-strut network of the foam was characterized as a function of machining parameters. Post-mortem surface integrity characteristics including effective pore size, foam porosity, and depth of the deformation-affected zone were characterized using the voxel-based data. The machined surface exhibits spatially-graded characteristics, featuring distinct regions of foam-strut bending/buckling and fracture. Implications of these observations for understanding effects on performance relative to structural bio-medical applications and integrity optimization strategies are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-338
Number of pages4
JournalProcedia CIRP
StatePublished - 2016
Event3rd CIRP Conference on Surface Integrity, CIRP CSI 2016 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2016Jun 10 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Quantitative x-ray Analysis: Applications in Machining of Porous Metallic Foams'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this