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Metals 2016, 6(12), 296; doi:10.3390/met6120296

Tensile Strength Reliability Analysis of Cu48Zr48Al4 Amorphous Microwires

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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
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Laboratory for Microstructures, Institute of Materials, Shanghai University, Shanghai 20044, China
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Heilongjiang University of Science and Technology, Harbin 150027, China
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Academic Editor: Hugo F. Lopez
Received: 6 September 2016 / Revised: 6 November 2016 / Accepted: 17 November 2016 / Published: 24 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Amorphous Alloys and Related Transitions)
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Uniform Cu48Zr48Al4 amorphous microwires with a high surface quality are fabricated by a melt extraction technique. The mechanical property of microwires is evaluated via tensile tests. To estimate the strength scattering, statistical analysis of fracture strengths is conducted using logarithmic normal distribution, and two- and three-parameter Weibull analysis, severally. The results show that the tensile strengths of Cu48Zr48Al4 amorphous microwires range from 1724 to 1937 MPa with the arithmetical average value of 1836 MPa, and the arithmetical standard deviation of 56.4 MPa. The geometric mean of fracture strength is 1840 MPa using logarithmic normal distribution statistical analysis. Using two- and three-parameter Weibull analysis, the Weibull modulus and fracture threshold value are respectively calculated for 34.8 and 1483 MPa, which shows the excellent tensile mechanical properties with a high predictability of Cu48Zr48Al4 amorphous microwires and further indicates the great potential of application. View Full-Text
Keywords: amorphous microwires; Cu–Zr–Al alloy; tensile property; strength reliability amorphous microwires; Cu–Zr–Al alloy; tensile property; strength reliability
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Sun, H.; Ning, Z.; Wang, G.; Liang, W.; Shen, H.; Sun, J.; Xue, X. Tensile Strength Reliability Analysis of Cu48Zr48Al4 Amorphous Microwires. Metals 2016, 6, 296.

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