Influence of Surface Pretreatment on Residual Stress Field of Heat-Treated Steel Induced by Laser Local Quenching
Y. Sakaida, Y. Sasaki, H. Owashidownload PDF
Abstract. In order to clarify an influence of the surface pretreatment condition on the residual stress field after laser local quenching, three kinds of surface pretreatment were applied to the steel specimens. In this study, the mirror-polished, matte-black-painted and mechanical-polished surfaces were prepared, and were heat-treated by two times laser irradiation. After quenching, the irradiation marks and hardened layers were observed. The irradiation mark on the mirror-polished surface was insufficient. On the other hand, the hardened layers under the matte-black painted and mechanical-polished surfaces were formed enough. The residual stress fields of the latter two specimens were measured. As a result, surface pretreatment condition was found to make a big difference in both the 2θ-sin2ψ diagram and the residual stress field after laser quenching. Therefore, in order to investigate these causes, surface temperature histories during laser irradiation were monitored using a radiation thermometer. From these results, it was clarified that the difference of the first heat-treatment temperature directly affects the presence or absence of residual stress gradient and the depth of hardened layer under the laser-irradiated surface. Finally, adequate surfaces for the steel parts before laser local quenching could be proposed.
Laser Quenching, Carbon Steel, Residual Stress Field, Surface Pretreatment, X-Ray Stress Measurement, Quenching Temperature
Published online 9/11/2018, 6 pages
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Citation: Y. Sakaida, Y. Sasaki, H. Owashi, ‘Influence of Surface Pretreatment on Residual Stress Field of Heat-Treated Steel Induced by Laser Local Quenching’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 6, pp 177-182, 2018
The article was published as article 28 of the book Residual Stresses 2018
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