Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 28, Issue 10, pp 6025–6032 | Cite as

Investigation of Mode I Notch Toughness of Zr41.2Ti13.8Cu10Ni12.5Be22.5 Metallic Glass under Dynamic Loading Conditions

  • Zhiyong WangEmail author
  • Zhipeng Zhou
  • Zhiming Jiao
  • Jing Gu
  • Junwei Qiao
  • Zhihua WangEmail author


Based on dynamic three-point bending tests, the dynamic notch toughness (\( K_{\text{Q}}^{\text{d}} \)) of Zr41.2Ti13.8Cu10Ni12.5Be22.5 (Vit 1) bulk metallic glass (BMG) was found to be sensitive to stress intensity factor rate (\( \dot{K}_{\text{Q}}^{\text{d}} \)), which varied from 5.21 to 31.90 MPa m1/2. The number of shear bands (Ns) in the notch tip plastic zone was quantitatively analyzed. The phenomenon wherein Ns decreased with increasing loading rate was explained based on the theory of the shear transformation zone and the softening mechanism. Then, power law relationships were established among Ns, \( K_{\text{Q}}^{\text{d}} \) and \( \dot{K}_{\text{Q}}^{\text{d}} \). The results showed that shear bands can affect \( K_{\text{Q}}^{\text{d}} \) and \( \dot{K}_{\text{Q}}^{\text{d}} \) and act as a bridge connecting \( K_{\text{Q}}^{\text{d}} \) and \( \dot{K}_{\text{Q}}^{\text{d}} \). The sensitivity of \( K_{\text{Q}}^{\text{d}} \) to \( \dot{K}_{\text{Q}}^{\text{d}} \) in BMGs can be well explained by the variation of Ns with loading rate.


bulk metallic glass dynamic notch toughness plastic deformation stress intensity factor rate 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11390362, 11702186), the ‘‘1331” Key Innovation Teams of Shanxi Province, Natural Science Foundation of Shanxi Province (201701D221010), Science and Technology Project of Qinghai Province (2017-ZJ-783), and the financial contributions are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Applied MechanicsTaiyuan University of TechnologyTaiyuanChina
  2. 2.College of Mechanical and Vehicle EngineeringTaiyuan University of TechnologyTaiyuanChina
  3. 3.College of Materials Science and EngineeringTaiyuan University of TechnologyTaiyuanChina

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