Homogeneous Flow of In Situ Bulk Metallic Glass Matrix Composite
The compressive deformation behavior of as-cast Zr55.9Cu18.6Ta8Al7.5Ni10 Bulk Metallic Glass (BMG) composite with micro-scale particles of Ta-rich solid solution embedded in an amorphous matrix was investigated in the supercooled liquid region. It was found that the apparent viscosity of the BMG is dependent on temperature and strain rate. A deviation from a Newtonian behavior was observed at high strain rate and low temperature. The experimental results can be described by a master curve based on a stretched exponential function and the free volume theory. The structural state and the thermal ability of the BMG composite after deformation are also discussed in the paper.
K.C. Chan et al., "Homogeneous Flow of In Situ Bulk Metallic Glass Matrix Composite", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 551-552, pp. 561-567, 2007