Experimental and Numerical Analysis of the Distribution of Residual Stresses Induced by Laser Shock Peening in a 2050-T8 Aluminium Alloy
Laser shock peening (LSP) is an innovative surface treatment technique successfully applied to improving fatigue performance of metallic material. The specific characteristic of (LSP) is the generation of a low work-hardening and a deep compressive residual stresses mechanically produced by a laser-induced shock wave propagating in the material. The aim of this study is to analyse the residual stress distribution induced by laser peening in 2050-T8 aluminium alloy experimentally by the X-ray diffraction technique (method sin2Y) and numerically, by a finite element numerical modelling. A specific focus was put on the residual stress distribution along the surface of the impacted material.
Paolo Scardi and Cristy L. Azanza Ricardo
N. Hfaiedh et al., "Experimental and Numerical Analysis of the Distribution of Residual Stresses Induced by Laser Shock Peening in a 2050-T8 Aluminium Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 681, pp. 296-302, 2011