The mechanical properties of cellular solids
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- Ashby, M.F. & Medalist, R.F.M. MTA (1983) 14: 1755. doi:10.1007/BF02645546
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The mechanical properties (elastic, plastic, creep, and fracture) of cellular solids or foams are related to the properties of the cell wall material and to the cell geometry. The properties are well described by simple formulae. Such materials occur widely in nature and have many potential engineering applications.