Effects of B2 precipitate size on transformation-induced plasticity of Cu-Zr-Al glassy alloys

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

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Author(s)

  • C.N. Kuo
  • J.B. Li
  • J.S.C. Jang
  • C.H. Lin
  • T.G. Nieh

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-458
Journal / PublicationJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume590
Early online date23 Dec 2013
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

To demonstrate the effect of processing on the microstructure and subsequent mechanical property of bulk metallic glasses, we prepared two alloys, Cu47.5Zr47.5Al5 and Cu47.5Zr48Al4Co0.5, using two different designs of suction mold - one with a sharp inlet and one with a blunt inlet. The two alloys have been demonstrated previously to be ductile via phase transformation of the B2 phase and twin formation during plastic deformation. Microstructures of the as-cast as well plastically deformed samples, in particular, the size and distribution of the B2 phase, were examined using X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Compressive tests were conducted on samples cast by different molds and their properties were found to closely correlate with the B2 morphology. Fluid dynamics during suction casting was also analyzed. Effects of Vena contracta, flow velocity, and Reynolds number were discussed and compared favorably with experimental observations.

Research Area(s)

  • Casting, Martensitic transformation, Mechanical properties, Metallic glass, Twinning

Citation Format(s)

Effects of B2 precipitate size on transformation-induced plasticity of Cu-Zr-Al glassy alloys. / Kuo, C.N.; Huang, J.C.; Li, J.B.; Jang, J.S.C.; Lin, C.H.; Nieh, T.G.

In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 590, 25.03.2014, p. 453-458.

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