|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Bulk Metallic Glasses XIV
||Inverse Notch Effect in Bulk Metallic Glasses
||Jie Pan, Haofei Zhou, Yi Li, Huajian Gao
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Understanding notch-related failure is crucial for the design of reliable engineering structures. However, substantial controversies exist in the literature on the notch effect in bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), and the underlying physical mechanism responsible for the apparent confusion is still poorly understood. Here we investigate the physical origin of an inverse notch effect in a Zr-based metallic glass, where the tensile strength of the material is dramatically enhanced, rather than decreased (as expected from the stress concentration point of view), by introduction of a notch. Our experiments and molecular dynamics simulations show that the seemingly anomalous inverse notch effect is in fact caused by a transition in failure mechanism from shear banding at the notch tip to cavitation and void coalescence. Based on our theoretical analysis, the transition occurs as the stress triaxiality in the notched sample exceeds a material-dependent threshold value.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume