Compressive fracture characteristics of Zr-based bulk metallic glass

Zhen Jun Fan, Zhi Yuan Zheng, Zengbao Jiao

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The compressive fracture characteristics of Zr-based bulk metallic glass under uniaxial compression tests are studied. The zigzag rheological behavior is observed in the compression stress-strain curves of amorphous alloys. At room temperature the uniaxial compression fracture takes place along the plane which is at a 45-degree angle to the direction of the compressive stress. The microstructure of a typical fracture pattern is the vein network. A unique, finger-like vein pattern is found to exist at the fracture surface of Zr-based bulk metallic glass.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823-827
Number of pages5
JournalScience China: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Bulk metallic glass
  • Compressive fracture
  • Fracture surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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