Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 13, pp 4518–4526 | Cite as

Production and mechanical properties of metallic glass-reinforced Al-based metal matrix composites

  • S. ScudinoEmail author
  • K. B. Surreddi
  • S. Sager
  • M. Sakaliyska
  • J. S. Kim
  • W. Löser
  • J. Eckert


Al-based metal matrix composites were synthesized through powder metallurgy methods by hot extrusion of elemental Al powder blended with different amounts of metallic glass reinforcements. The glass reinforcement was produced by controlled milling of melt-spun Al85Y8Ni5Co2 glassy ribbons. The composite powders were consolidated into highly dense bulk specimens at temperatures within the supercooled liquid region. The mechanical properties of pure Al are improved by the addition of the glass reinforcements. The maximum stress increases from 155 MPa for pure Al to 255 and 295 MPa for the samples with 30 and 50 vol.% of glassy phase, respectively. The composites display appreciable ductility with a strain at maximum stress ranging between 7% and 10%. The mechanical properties of the glass-reinforced composites can be modeled by using the iso-stress Reuss model, which allows the prediction of the mechanical properties of a composite from the volume-weighted averages of the components properties.


Glassy Phase Supercooled Liquid Region Glass Reinforcement Glassy Ribbon Exothermic Differential Scanning Calorimetry Peak 



The authors would like to thank B. Bartusch, M. Frey, H.-J. Klauß, and H. Schulze for technical assistance, and M. Stoica, S. Venkataraman, and P. Yu for stimulating discussions. This work was supported by the German Science Foundation under grant Ec 111/16–2.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Scudino
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. B. Surreddi
    • 1
  • S. Sager
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Sakaliyska
    • 1
  • J. S. Kim
    • 4
  • W. Löser
    • 5
  • J. Eckert
    • 1
    • 6
  1. 1.IFW DresdenInstitut für Komplexe MaterialienDresdenGermany
  2. 2.FG Physikalische Metallkunde, FB 11 Material- und GeowissenschaftenTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.W.C. Heraeus GmbHHanauGermany
  4. 4.Research Center for Machine Parts and Materials ProcessingUniversity of UlsanUlsanRepublic of Korea
  5. 5.IFW DresdenInstitut für FestkörperforschungDresdenGermany
  6. 6.TU DresdenInstitut für WerkstoffwissenschaftDresdenGermany

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