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Molecular Dynamics Simulation for Uniaxial Deformations in Zr50Cu40Al10 Bulk Metallic Glass

Xuesong Fan
Department of Material Science & Engineering, University of Tennessee

This page shows visualizations of the uniaxial compression in the Zr50Cu40Al10 Bulk Metallic Glass. This structure was created by Xuesong Fan from the Department of Material Science and Engineering in the University of Tennessee.

Molecular dynamics simulations were utilized to describe the uniaxial deformations in the Zr50Cu40Al10 Bulk Metallic Glass. Compression-tension asymmetric behavior was observed in the simulations. Visualized shear bands gradually increased during the deformation, and the angle between the shear bands and the loading direction also became larger.

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Color Legend:

  • Blue = Zirconium (Zr)
  • Brown = Copper (Cu)
  • Grey = Aluminium (Al)


1. Cheng, Y.Q., Ma, E. and Sheng, H.W., 2009. Atomic level structure in multicomponent bulk metallic glass. Physical review letters, 102(24), p.245501.

posted: April 2018.
updated: April 2018.