Statistical nature of the incipient plasticity in amorphous alloys

Statistical analyses of the first pop-in stress data, obtained by spherical tip-nanoindentation experiments on different metallic glasses (MGs) with tip radius, R-i, loading rate, (P) over dot, and structural state of the glass as experimental variables, show that the 3-parameter bimodal Weibull distribution best captures the stochastic nature of the incipient plastic strengths. Significant bimodality in the strength distributions was observed only when a larger R-i and (P) over dot are employed. We hypothesize that the stress required for shear band nucleation has to exceed a critical value over a characteristic distance over which the stress gradients are minimum to rationalize the bimodality. (C) 2020 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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Scripta Materialia, 187, 360-365
Year:
Oct 01 2020
Publisher:
Oxford, PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
ISSN:
1359-6462
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