Mechanism of Fatigue Performance Enhancement in a Laser Sintered Superhard Nanoparticles Reinforced Nanocomposite Followed by Laser Shock Peening
This study investigates the fundamental mechanism of fatigue performance enhancement during a novel hybrid manufacturing process, which combines laser sintering of superhard nanoparticlesintegrated nanocomposites and laser shock peening (LSP). Through laser sintering, TiNnanoparticles are integrated uniformly into iron matrix to form a nanocomposite layer near thesurface of AISI4140 steel. LSP is then performed on the nanocomposite layer to generate interaction between nanoparticles and shock waves. The fundamental mechanism of fatigue performance enhancement is discussed in this paper. During laser shock interaction with thenanocomposites, the existence of nanoparticles increases the dislocation density and also helps to pin the dislocation movement. As a result, both dislocation density and residual stress are stabilized, which is beneficial for fatigue performance.
Journal of Applied Physics
Lin, Dong; Ye, Chang; Liao, Yiliang; Suslov, Sergey; Liu, Richard; and Cheng, Gary J., "Mechanism of Fatigue Performance Enhancement in a Laser Sintered Superhard Nanoparticles Reinforced Nanocomposite Followed by Laser Shock Peening" (2013). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research. 741.