The mechanical behavior of Cu-Zr-Al metallic-glass thin films under indentation was studied with the molecular dynamics simulation methodology to investigate changes of microstructures through degrees of elastic anisotropy. In this work, the (Cu50Zr50)100-xAlx, where x is measured by atomic percentage, was studied by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation. Our metallic-glass models were first sputter-deposited on crystalline substrate byMDwith consideration argon working gas. The interaction between argon working gas and metallic atoms was modeled by the pair-wise Moliere potential. The as-deposited films were amorphous after equilibration, and their mechanical properties were characterized by ultra-nano-indentation simulations by MD with a right-Angle diamond conical indenter tip, as well as a strain perturbation method to identify full elastic constants under the tip. Through region-byregion probes of the elastic properties of the film after being indented, it is found that local elastic anisotropy changes in relation to locations and penetration depth.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||37th National Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, NCTAM 2013, Conjoined with the 1st International Conference on Mechanics, ICM 2013 - Hsinchu, Taiwan|
Duration: 2013 Nov 8 → 2013 Nov 9
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