Void Shape in Sintered Titanium
Void shape in sintered materials is important because the shape affects both physical and plastic-deformation problems. For example, the mechanical stress distribution around a disc-shape void differs drastically from that around a spherical void . Thompson, Spitzig, and coworkers [2,3] made ultrasonic studies on compacted iron. Haynes  reviewed the general topic of mechanical properties of sintered materials.