Flow serration and shear-band propagation in porous Mo particles reinforced Mg-based bulk metallic glass composites

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1240-1243
Journal / PublicationIntermetallics
Issue number6
Online published3 Apr 2010
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes


Typical stress-strain curves of Mg-based bulk metallic glass composites (BMGCs) with porous Mo particles do not exhibit apparent flow serration. Even by using high-sensitivity strain gauges, still no apparent displacement burst caused by shear-band propagation is detected. The suppression of flow serration is closely related to the lack of long-range shear-band propagation; only short-range shear-band propagation occurs in the current Mg-based BMGCs. Based on the particle distribution, an effective spacing is applied to rationalize the shear-band propagation.

Research Area(s)

  • B. Glasses, metallic, B. Mechanical properties at ambient temperature, B. Plastic deformation mechanisms, F. Mechanical testing