Effects of Sheet Thickness on Residual Stress Distribution by Laser Shock Processing of 7050-T7451 Aluminum Alloy
Laser shock processing is a technique similar to shot peening that imparts compressive residual stresses in materials for improved fatigue resistance. Finite element analysis techniques have been applied to predict the residual stresses from Laser shock processing. The purpose of this paper is to investigate of the different sheet thickness interactions on the stress distribution during the laser shock processing of 7050-T7451 aluminum alloy by using the finite element software. The results indicate that the sheet thickness has little effects on the compression stress in the depth of sheet, but great impacts on the reserve side.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
Y. F. Jiang et al., "Effects of Sheet Thickness on Residual Stress Distribution by Laser Shock Processing of 7050-T7451 Aluminum Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 3778-3781, 2011