Revealing homogeneous plastic deformation in dendrite-reinforced Ti-based metallic glass composites under tension

F. F. Wu, J. S. Wei, Kang Cheung Chan, S. H. Chen, R. D. Zhao, G. A. Zhang, X. F. Wu

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The tensile plastic deformation of dendrite-reinforced Ti-based metallic glass composites (MGCs) was investigated. It was found that there is a critical normalized strain-hardening rate (NSHR) that determines the plastic stability of MGCs: if the NSHR is larger than the critical value, the plastic deformation of the MGCs will be stable, i.e. the necking and strain localization can be effectively suppressed, resulting in homogeneous plastic elongation. In addition, dendrite-reinforce MGCs are verified as being intrinsically ductile, and can be used as good coatings for improving the surface properties of pure titanium or titanium alloys. These findings are helpful in designing, producing, and using MGCs with improved performance properties.
Original languageEnglish
Article number42598
JournalScientific Reports
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017

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