During the last years, several studies proved the high potential of metallic glasses to be used as reinforcements in lightweight alloys. Thereby, focus was mostly on particle reinforced composites or three-dimensional and omnidirectional glass arrays within the composite. Using a specific layered structure of the entire ribbons as reinforcement to design direction-dependent tailored properties is a novel approach.
The composites in this study were produced by gas pressure infiltration of a layered stack of metallic glass ribbons. Ribbons of the metallic glass Ni60Nb20Ta20 were used as reinforcements and aluminum alloy AlSi12 as matrix. Mechanical tests like four point bending and tensile tests as well as elastic analysis using ultrasound phase spectroscopy were performed to classify composite’s properties.
This publication is based on research work within the project WE4273/6-1 which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).