Impact Fracture Behavior of Zr-Based Bulk Metallic Glass Using Subsize Charpy Specimen
The impact fracture behavior of Zr-based bulk metallic glass was investigated by an instrumented impact tester using subsize Charpy specimens. Influences of loading rate and notch shape on the fracture behavior of amorphous Zr-Al-Ni-Cu alloy were examined. As a result, the maximum load and absorbed fracture energy under impact loading were lower than those under quasi-static loading. A large part of the absorbed fracture energy in the Zr-based BMG was consumed in the process for crack initiation and not for crack propagation. In addition, fractographic characteristics of BMGs were investigated. Fractured surfaces under impact loading are smoother than those under quasi-static loading. The absorbed fracture energy appeared differently depending on the appearance of the shear bands developed. It can be found that the fracture energy and fracture toughness of Zr-based BMG are closely related with the extent of shear bands developed during fracture.
Young-Jin Kim, Dong-Ho Bae and Yun-Jae Kim
H. S. Shin et al., "Impact Fracture Behavior of Zr-Based Bulk Metallic Glass Using Subsize Charpy Specimen ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 297-300, pp. 1356-1364, 2005