Theoretical Study on the Bending Deformation of Metal Plate Induced by Repetitive Laser Shot Peening
The laser peen forming (LPF) uses high-power pulsed laser beam replacing the tiny medium balls to peen the surface of plate and generate compressive stress near the surface, the metals respond to this residual stresses by elongating at the peened surface and effectively bend the overall shape. In this paper, the deforming process of metal plate induced by repetitive pulsed laser was discussed from theory firstly, and the bending mechanism of LPF was investigated. Then a mathematical model of bending curvature concerning the depth of residual stress was presented, the influence of residual stresses on the deformation of plate was analyzed. Lastly, the line-track-peening experiment for SUS 304 plate was carried out to evaluate the reasonability of the theoretical analysis model.
Yingxue Yao, Xipeng Xu and Dunwen Zuo
J. Z. Zhou et al., "Theoretical Study on the Bending Deformation of Metal Plate Induced by Repetitive Laser Shot Peening ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 375-376, pp. 57-61, 2008