The deposition behavior of cold-sprayed metallic glass particles onto different metallic substrates was studied by numerical analysis and simulation using the ABAQUS/Explicit software. The mechanical response of a Vitreloy-1 particle was modeled accounting for the non-Newtonian and Newtonian regime of metallic glasses in the undercooled liquid state. The spreading, viscous dissipation and stress distribution of the metallic glass particle at impact showed a strong dependence on the substrate properties. By describing the rheological behavior of metallic glass particles according to the dynamics of viscous fluids, defining the impact Reynolds (Re) number, the Weissenberg (Wi) number and the Elasticity (El) number, the simulation results prove that shear thinning is the main deformation mechanism of metallic glass particles during impact, regardless of the substrate used. Specifically, a threshold value of Re exists, above which the MG particles undergo homogeneous flow, regardless of the substrate material. The generality of this finding is confirmed by its independence of the mathematical model used to describe substrate plasticity. However, the mechanical and thermal properties of the substrate have a strong influence on the shear thinning level experienced by particles impinging at Re values above the threshold. In this manner, the present study considers various aspects of relevant importance to build up metallic glass coatings by cold spray onto different metallic substrates.
Deposition behavior of cold-sprayed metallic glass particles onto different substrates / Henao, J.; Bolelli, G.; Concustell, A.; Lusvarghi, L.; Dosta, S.; Cano, I. G.; Guilemany, J. M.. - In: SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0257-8972. - 349:(2018), pp. 13-23. [10.1016/j.surfcoat.2018.05.047]