Femtosecond laser shock peening on the surface of NiTi shape memory alloy

Wang, H. and Gurevich, E.L. and Ostendorf, A.

Volume: 94 Pages: 910-913
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2020.09.071
Published: 2020

Laser shock peening with a femtosecond laser system was presented in this research work. The NiTi shape memory alloy was processed by the femtosecond laser shock peening (FsLSP) treatment without a protective layer in the air. Femtosecond laser shock peening is a new surface technology, which can induce an intense shock wave with low single laser pulse energy under atmospheric conditions. The surface topography, roughness, microhardness, and wear resistance were measured on the surface of NiTi alloy before and after femtosecond laser peening treatment. The results showed that the surface roughness and microhardness could be increased after femtosecond laser shock peening, which may be due to the laser ablation and micro-plastic deformation induced by the shock wave. The wear property of NiTi alloy was improved, which may be attributed to the FsLSPed surface texturing and enhancement of surface microhardness. © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

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