Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 11 No. 5 October 2001|
（Department of materials science and engineering,
Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P.R.China）
Abstract:Applications of porous metal materials are reviewed so far. These applications deal with filtration and separation, energy absorption, electrode matrix, fluid distribution and control, heat exchangers, reaction materials, constructional materials, electromagnetic shielding, biomaterials and so on. All these are expected to promote the improvement of the property and structure for porous metals.
Key words: porous metal; porous material; metal foam