Effect of frame stiffness on the deformation behavior of bulk metallic glass


It has been shown that the stability of shear banding and plasticity of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) can be strongly influenced by the machine stiffness. Here, we demonstrated that the practice of adding a frame parallel to the sample is quantitatively equivalent to increasing the machine stiffness by the frame stiffness. A series of carefully designed experiments were conducted to verify such an effect, showing controllably enhanced plasticity of BMG samples.

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Han, Z., Li, Y. & Gao, H.J. Effect of frame stiffness on the deformation behavior of bulk metallic glass. Journal of Materials Research 25, 1958–1962 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1557/JMR.2010.0256

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