Mechanical properties of cement foams in shear

Jong Shin Huang, Kwan Der Liu

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Existing models indicate that the mechanical properties of brittle foams in shear depend on relative density, cell size, cell geometry and the modulus of rupture of solid cell walls. A series of mechanical testing on alumina cement foams with various relative densities were conducted to measure their shear modulus, shear strength and fracture toughness. Experimental data are compared to the existing theoretical models. Results suggest that the existing models for closed-cell foams are applicable to describe the mechanical properties of alumina cement foams in shear. Also, the microstructure coefficients included in the theoretical expressions for mechanical properties of alumina cement foams have been determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)771-777
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Feb 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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