Compressive fracture characteristics of Zr-based bulk metallic glass

Abstract

The compressive fracture characteristics of Zr-based bulk metallic glass under uniaxial compression tests are studied. The zigzag rheological behavior is observed in the compression stress-strain curves of amorphous alloys. At room temperature the uniaxial compression fracture takes place along the plane which is at a 45-degree angle to the direction of the compressive stress. The microstructure of a typical fracture pattern is the vein network. A unique, finger-like vein pattern is found to exist at the fracture surface of Zr-based bulk metallic glass.

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Fan, Z., Zheng, Z. & Jiao, Z. Compressive fracture characteristics of Zr-based bulk metallic glass. Sci. China Phys. Mech. Astron. 53, 823–827 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11433-010-0154-6

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Keywords

  • bulk metallic glass
  • fracture surface
  • compressive fracture