Temperatures, pressures and stresses during laser shock processing
Abbreviated Journal Title
Opt. Lasers Eng.
shock processing; temperatures; pressures; stresses; non-ablative; ablative; confined ablative; WAVES; Optics
Mathematical models are developed to calculate the temperatures, pressures and stresses during laser shock processing for time-modulated (ramp-up, ramp-down and rectangular) laser pulses. Three different shock processing configurations are also considered: non-ablative exposure, ablative exposure and confined ablation with coating. The results for iron show that the plasma pressure reaches an average value of 9 GPa in direct ablation configuration and plays a dominant role for all three types of laser pulses. In the case of confined geometry, the plasma pressure reaches an average value of 20 GPa. All calculated pressures and stresses exceed the yield strength of the workpiece, indicating plastic deformation. It is also shown that pulses with short rise times yield higher plasma pressures. (C) 2002 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
Optics and Lasers in Engineering
"Temperatures, pressures and stresses during laser shock processing" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4068.