Mechanical behavior of non sintered and sintered steel wool

J. P. Masse, K. Beyer, D. Bouvard, O. Bouaziz, Y. Bréchet, L. Salvo

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Entangled materials are similar to cellular materials, with regard to their low density and discrete architecture. In this work steel wool (sintered in a furnace for various time at two temperatures) and non sintered steel wool are investigated. Experimental mechanical compression tests were performed on both materials. Compression stress and Young's modulus are extracted and compared with the time and temperature of sintering, and initial density. The results are analyzed using a classical Toll's model. A special attention is paid to the value of the exponent which relates stress and Young's modulus to density. This exponent ranges from 3 to 5 for non sintered wool, and is close to 3 for the stress law and 4 for the Young's modulus law for sintered wool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulti-functional Materials and Structures - International Conference on Multifunctional Materials and Structures
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0878493786, 9780878493784
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Multifunctional Materials and Structures 2008 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 28 Jul 200831 Jul 2008

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume47-50 PART 1
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


ConferenceInternational Conference on Multifunctional Materials and Structures 2008
CityHong Kong


  • Mechanical properties
  • Metallic entangled material
  • Sintering
  • Steel wool

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