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Mechanical properties of a laser peened Ti-6Al-4V
Umapathi A,
Published in Elsevier BV
Volume: 119
The titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V was subjected to laser peening (without coating) at power densities of 3, 6 and 9 GW cm−2. The cross sectional profiles of microhardness and residual stress indicated softening in the bulk (away from the surface) at power density of 9 GW cm−2. This behavior was analyzed using a combination of Zerilli-Armstrong phenomenological model in conjunction with the concept of adiabatic heating. The implications of this analysis was supported by structural changes in terms of α → β transition (analyzed through synchrotron radiation) and microstructural changes in terms of primary α (equiaxed) to secondary α (lamellar) transformation, which is observed for the first time here. Based on this, optimum levels of peening to improve fatigue lives are suggested through relevant experiments. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd
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