Microstructure-Property Optimization in Metallic Glasses

  • Baran Sarac

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Baran Sarac
    Pages 1-16
  3. Baran Sarac
    Pages 37-80
  4. Baran Sarac
    Pages 81-88
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 89-89

About this book


This thesis consists of an in-depth study of investigating microstructure-property relationships in bulk metallic glasses using a novel quantitative approach by which influence of the second phase features on mechanical properties can be independently and systematically analyzed. The author evaluates and optimizes the elastic and plastic deformation, as well as the overall toughness of cellular honeycombs under in-plane compression and porous heterostructures under uniaxial tension. The study reveals three major deformation zones in cellular metallic glass structures, where deformation changes from collective buckling showing non-linear elasticity to localized failure exhibiting a brittle-like deformation, and finally to global sudden failure with negligible plasticity as the length to thickness ratio of the ligaments increases. The author found that spacing and size of the pores, the pore configuration within the matrix, and the overall width of the sample determines the extent of deformation, where the optimized values are attained for pore diameter to spacing ratio of one with AB type pore stacking.


Artificial Microstructure Fabrication Bulk Metallic Glasses Elastic and Plastic Deformation Metallic Glass Alloy Metallic Glass Cellular Structure Metallic Glass Composites Microstructural Architectures Microstructure-property Relationships Porous Heterostructures Stochastic Foam Designs

Authors and affiliations

  • Baran Sarac
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute für Complex MaterialsIFW DresdenDresdenGermany

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