Effect of Laser Shock Peening Without Coating on Surface Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Nickel-200

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Aniket Kulkarni, Siddarth Chettri, S. Prabhakaran, S. Kalainathan (2017). Effect of Laser Shock Peening Without Coating on Surface Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Nickel-200Mechanics, Materials Science & Engineering, Vol 9. doi:10.2412/mmse.55.5.304

Authors: Aniket Kulkarni, Siddarth Chettri, S. Prabhakaran, S. Kalainathan, S. Kalainathan

ABSTRACT. This paper delineates the after effects of low energy Laser shock peening without coating on Nickel-200 specimen. Comparative study of X-Ray Diffraction analysis of the treated specimen with untreated specimen suggests the presence of compressive residual stress and grain refinement. The residual stress analysis was carried out using the sin2 Ψ method of X-ray Diffraction. The results of which indicate compressive residual stress values have increased. The AFM results tell us that there is a considerable increase in the surface roughness after the laser peening process. There is a grain refinement which is also supported by AFM, XRD data. The hardness profile of the material was increased by a substantial amount. The crystalline size and the micro-strain have been calculated for peened and unpeened samples using the Scherrer’s equation from the X-ray diffraction data.

Keywords: Nickel-200 specimen, X-Ray Diffraction, AFM, peening process.

DOI 10.2412/mmse.55.5.304

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