A hierarchically correlated flow defect model for metallic glass : Universal understanding of stress relaxation and creep

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Author(s)

  • Q. Hao
  • G. J. Lyu
  • E. Pineda
  • J. M. Pelletier
  • Y. J. Wang
  • J. C. Qiao

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number103288
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Plasticity
Volume154
Online published12 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

Abstract

Due to the structurally disordered arrangement of atoms and deviation from thermodynamic equilibrium, the physical and mechanical properties of metallic glasses can vary with time, temperature and magnitude of strain or stress. The current work provides a theoretical framework based on the hierarchically correlated atomic theory, which allows a quantitative description of the non-elastic deformation in metallic glasses. The defect concentration is adopted as an order parameter, which can evolve with temperature and non-elastic strain owing to correlated atomic movements. Through our hierarchically correlated atomic theory, we derive the characteristic times for local shear events in metallic glasses that entail activation, growth and/or annihilation of flow defects, which however are not accounted for in the previous mean field theories. Finally, we demonstrate that the current theoretical framework can be validated by the stress relaxation and creep experiments on typical La-based metallic glasses, which in turn provides quantitative insights into the non-elastic deformation mechanisms in metallic glasses.

Research Area(s)

  • Creep, Metallic glass, Non-elastic deformation, Stress relaxation

Citation Format(s)

A hierarchically correlated flow defect model for metallic glass : Universal understanding of stress relaxation and creep. / Hao, Q.; Lyu, G. J.; Pineda, E.; Pelletier, J. M.; Wang, Y. J.; Yang, Y.; Qiao, J. C.

In: International Journal of Plasticity, Vol. 154, 103288, 07.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review