Compression-compression fatigue and fracture behaviors of Zr 50Al10Cu37Pd3 bulk-metallic glass

Dongchun Qiao, Gongyao Wang, Wenhui Jiang, Y. Yokoyama, Peter K. Liaw, Hann Choo

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The compression-compression fatigue and fracture behaviors were studied on the Zr50Al10Cu37Pd3 bulk-metallic glasses (BMGs) under a load control, employing an electrohydraulic machine, at a frequency of 10 Hz (using a sinusoidal waveform) with an R ratio of 10, where R = σmin.max. (σmin. and σmax. are the applied minimum and maximum stresses, respectively). The obtained results were compared with those of the tension-tension fatigue tests. The life under the compression-compression fatigue was improved significantly. However the fatigue-endurance limits in two different stress states are comparable. The fracture morphology and the specimen surfaces were observed. The possible different fracture mechanisms under two kinds of stresses were discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1828-1833
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Casting
  • Electron microscopy
  • Fatigue resistance and crack growth
  • Glasses
  • Metallic
  • Scanning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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