2006 Volume 47 Issue 9 Pages 2208-2212
Lotus-type porous copper with long cylindrical pores aligned in one direction parallel to the solidification direction was fabricated by unidirectional solidification of the melt in a mixed gas of hydrogen and argon. Compression tests were performed in the direction parallel to the cylindrical pores in order to investigate the relationship between the specimen size and compressive yield strength. The compressive yield strengths and the standard deviation decrease with an increase in specimen size. Increments of the standard deviation are caused by the standard deviation of porosity occurred by inhomogeneous pore diameter and irregular pore arrangement.