Evolution and control of deformation mechanisms in micro-grooving of Zr-based metallic glass

Pei Qiu, Binbin Meng, Shaolin Xu, Yiming Rong, Jiwang Yan

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The evolution of deformation mechanisms with increasing depth of cut (DOC) in micro-grooving of Zr-based metallic glass was deeply investigated in this study for the first time. The micro-grooving characteristics of metallic glass were initially studied by nanoscratch test, which verified that the material removal mode abruptly changes from extrusion mode to cutting mode with increase of DOC. Based on the free-volume theory, a dynamic model coupling stress, temperature and free volume concentration was used to simulate the change of deformation characteristics with DOC. The results showed that the deformation mechanism of metallic glass is closely related to free volume flow, which is significantly affected by average strain rate and free volume flow coefficient in deformation zone and can be tuned with different DOC. Considering that free volume flow is determined by its flow coefficient and concentration, we proposed to control the deformation characteristics of metallic glass in micro-grooving by heat treatment and verified its effectiveness experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)923-931
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Processes
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Aug


  • Cutting characteristic
  • Depth of cut
  • Free volume concentration
  • Metallic glass
  • Micro-grooving

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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