21 October 2004 Laser shock processing system by underwater irradiation (532 nm) in metal surface
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Proceedings Volume 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.591136
Event: 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, 2004, Porlamar, Venezuela
Abstract
Laser shock processing (LSP) has been proposed as a competitive alternative technology to classical treatments for improving fatigue and wear resistance of metals. We present a configuration and results in the LSP concept for metal surfaces treatments in underwater laser irradiation at 535 nm. A convergent lens is used to deliver 0.9 J/cm2 in an 8 ns laser FWHM pulse produced by 10 Hz Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser with spots of a 1.5 mm in diameter moving forward along the workpiece. A LSP configuration with experimental results using a pulse density of 2 500 pulses/cm2 and 5 000 pulses/cm2 in 6061-T6 aluminum samples are presented by 532 nm. High level of compressive residual stresses are produced (600 MPa-750 MPa) with a depth of 1.2 mm. It has been shown that surface residual stress level is comparable to that achieved by conventional shot peening, but with greater depths. This method can be applied to surface treatment of final metal products.
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G. Gomez-Rosas, Jose Luis Ocana, Carlos Rubio, Carlos Molpeceres, W. Chi-Moreno, Miguel Morales, Z. Castellanos, Juan Antonio Porro, G. Rodriguez-Vilomara, "Laser shock processing system by underwater irradiation (532 nm) in metal surface", Proc. SPIE 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.591136; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.591136
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