The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser shock processing effects on mechanical properties of C86400 Cu-Zn alloy
Q-switched Nd:YAG laser shock processing effects on mechanical properties of C86400 Cu-Zn alloy
The aim of this paper is to investigate the effects of Nd:YAG laser shock processing (LSP) on micro-hardness and surface roughness of 86400Cu-Zn alloy. X-ray fluorescence technique was used to analyze the chemical composition of this alloy. LSP treatment was performed with a Q-switched Nd: YAG laser with a wavelength of 1064 nm. The results show that laser shock processing can significantly increase. The micro-hardness and surface roughness of the LSP-treated sample. Vickers diamond indenter was used to measure the micro-hardness of all samples with different laser pulse energy and the different number of laser pulses. It is found that the metal hardness can be significantly increased to more than 80% by increasing the laser energy and the number of laser pulse irradiated per unit area. The relationship between laser pulse energy and the value of surface roughness is a proportionality due to the increase in ablation processes which are associated with LSP at sample surface caused by the increasing of laser pulse energy.
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