Tungsten fibre reinforced Zr-based bulk metallic glass composites

Wang, Hao and Zhang, H. F. and Hu, Z. Q. (2006) Tungsten fibre reinforced Zr-based bulk metallic glass composites. In: ACUN-5 International Composites Conference, 11-14 July 2006, Sydney, Australia.


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A Zr-based bulk metallic glass (BMG) alloy with the composition (Zr55Al10Ni5Cu30)98.5Si1.5 was used as the base material to form BMG composites. Tungsten fiber reinforced BMG composites were successfully fabricated by pressure metal infiltration technique, with the volume fraction of the tungsten fiber ranging from 10% to 70%. Microstructure and mechanical properties of the BMG composites were investigated. Tungsten reinforcement significantly increased the material’s ductility by changing the compressive failure mode from single shear band propagation to multiple shear bands propagation, and transferring stress from matrix to tungsten fibers.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher. Paper also to appear in a special future issue of the journal, Materials and Manufacturing Processes (Taylor & Francis).
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:59
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: composites, Zr-based bulk metallic glass alloy, bulk metallic glass composites, tungsten fiber
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2218

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