Fabrication and mechanical properties of WC particulate reinforced Cu 47Ti33Zr11Ni6Sn2Si 1 bulk metallic glass matrix composites

H. K. Lim, E. S. Park, J. S. Park, W. T. Kim, D. H. Kim

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The mechanical behavior of the WC particulate (WCp) reinforced Cu47Ti33Zr11Ni6Sn2Si 1 bulk metallic glass (BMG) matrix composites has been examined. The mechanical properties are improved with increasing WCp content up to 20 wt%. The ultimate compression strength and plastic strain of the composite containing 20 wt% WCp are 2.4 GPa and 2.4%, while those of the monolithic BMG are 1.6 GPa and 0%, respectively. The multiple shear band formation and crack deflections through WC particles have been identified as the main mechanism for the improved toughness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6127-6130
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec

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This work is supported by Creative Research Initiatives of the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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