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How can I find material properties of metallic glasses?

I am now going to model a sample with metallic glass (Cu-Zr-Ti) under stress and temperature loads. I wonder whether there is some existing database to find material properties, in particular, the creep properties with respect to temperature and stresses. Then I can use these data as input for a FE analysis.

Thank you very much!


Zhigang Suo's picture

I know this is not what you are looking for, but here is a New York Times article today on the science of glasses, or the lack of it.  Cannot resist to posting the link here. 

vh's picture

Hey Gan,

I usually use to get the material properties. I just gave a search for "metallic glass" (I know its very naive :-)), the folowing is what I got:

Physical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments

7.40 g/cc
0.267 lb/in³


Mechanical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments

Vickers Microhardness

Tensile Strength at Break
1500 - 2000 MPa
218000 - 290000 psi

Tensile Modulus
150 GPa
21800 ksi


Electrical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments

Electrical Resistivity
0.000135 ohm-cm
0.000135 ohm-cm

Magnetic Coercive Force, Hc
0.0126 Oe
0.0126 Oe

Magnetic Saturation Flux Density, Bmax
8000 Gauss
8000 Gauss

Magnetic Remanence, Br
<= 1.00 Gauss
<= 1.00 Gauss
Remanence Ratio, Br/Bs

Curie Temperature
260 °C
500 °F


Thermal PropertiesMetricEnglishComments

Crystallization Temperature
450 °C
842 °F

Maximum Service Temperature, Air
120 °C
248 °F


Material Components PropertiesMetricEnglishComments

Iron, Fe
40.0 %
40.0 %

Molybdenum, Mo
1.00 - 2.00 %
1.00 - 2.00 %

Nickel, Ni
40.0 %
40.0 %


The properties are for Nickel/Iron/Silicon/Boron Alloy may not be useful to you and also it is basic information.

V. Hegadekatte, Brown University

Thank you for the information!

It is realy difficult to find material properties to put into FE simulations.After I find some, I will update this post.

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