Stabilized shear banding of ZrCu-based metallic glass composites under tensile loading

Fu Fa Wu, Kang Cheung Chan, Shi Tao Li, Gang Wang

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The tensile plastic deformation behavior of ZrCu-based metallic glass composites with various crystalline volume fractions was investigated. A tensile plastic strain of more than 10 % was achieved in a metallic glass composite with a crystalline volume fraction of 32.6 %. It was found that the B2 phase can effectively activate the formation of multiple shear bands, which significantly stabilize the tensile plastic deformation of metallic glass composites. A critical volume fraction for stable tensile plastic deformation was determined. In addition to the volume fraction, the density of the stress concentration sites and the distribution of the B2 phase were also found to be key factors controlling the stable plastic deformation of ZrCu-based BMG composite.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2164-2170
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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