Saw-tooth-like bulk metallic glass structures with greatly enhanced energy-absorption performance

S. H. Chen, Kang Cheung Chan, G. Wang, J. Yi

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In this work, saw-tooth-like bulk metallic glass (BMG) structures were developed, exhibiting greatly enhanced energy-absorption performance as compared with existing cellular metals, such as conventional metal foams and BMG foams/honeycombs. The excellent energy absorption capacity is attributed to the change of the deformation modes from bending, buckling and collapse of the structural units in conventional cellular solids to large plastic deformation in the present BMG structures. Additionally, the energy absorption capacity of designed saw-tooth-like BMG structures can also be tuned by tailoring the periodic distribution of the structural units.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2016


  • Bulk metallic glass
  • Cellular materials
  • Energy absorption capacity
  • Shear bands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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