Fatigue strength in nanocrystalline Ti- and Cu-based bulk metallic glasses

Kazutaka Fujita, Tetsuro Hashimoto, Wei Zhang, Nobuyuki Nishiyama, Chaoli Ma, Hisamichi Kimura, Akihisa Inoue

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Abstract

Fatigue tests were carried out on nanocrystalline Ti- and Cu-based bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) for which there are still no reports on fatigue strength. Test alloy rods with a diameter of 2 mm were prepared in nanocrystalline Ti 41.5Zr 2.5Hf 5Cu 42.5Ni 7.5Si 1 at% and Cu 60Zr 30Ti 10 at% systems by copper mold casting. Nanocrystals were dispersed in the metallic glassy phase in both BMGs. The tensile strength (σ B) in the nanocrystalline Ti- and Cu-based BMGs were 2.04 GPa and 2.00 GPa, and Young's modulus were 95 GPa and 114 GPa, respectively. The test specimens were machined to hourglass shape type (the radius in axial direction; 4.45 mm, the minimum diameter; 0.9 mm), and after machining the specimen surfaces were electropolished by 50-100 μm. The specimens were tested at a stress ratio of 0.1 and a frequency of 5-8 Hz. The fatigue limit (σ w) (half a total stress amplitude) and fatigue ratio (σ wB) in the nanocrystalline Ti- and Cu-based BMGs showed very large values (Ti-based alloy; 806 MPa and 0.40, Cu-based alloy; 490 MPa and 0.25). This experimental result indicated a possibility that the nanocrystal dispersed BMGs have higher fatigue strength than the high strength crystalline alloys with high fatigue strength (e.g. Cr-Mo steel, σ w≈500 MPa).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)816-823
Number of pages8
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Volume70
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct

Keywords

  • Amorphous
  • Bulk glassy alloy
  • Bulk metallic glass
  • Fatigue
  • Fatigue limit
  • Nanocrystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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