Bulk metallic glasses are an exciting new class of materials with high yield stress and low elastic moduli, making them interesting in situations where mechanical energy is stored (springs etc). Unfortunately, they are quite brittle, and fail through the formation of shear bands. We use molecular dynamics simulations to study the deformation mechanisms and shear band formation with the goal of designing less brittle metallic glasses.
|Effective start/end date||01/01/2004 → 31/12/2008|
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