Memorias de investigación
Physical characterization of laser interaction and shock generation in laser shock processing: Coupled theoretical experimental analysis

Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical

Laser Shock Processing is developing as a key technology for the improvement of surface mechanical and corrosion resistance properties of metals due to its ability to introduce intense compressive residual stresses fields into high elastic limit materials by means of an intense laser driven shock wave generated by laser with intensities exceeding the 109 W/cm2 threshold, pulse energies in the range of 1 Joule and interaction times in the range of several ns. However, because of the relatively difficult-to-describe physics of shock wave formation in plasma following laser-matter interaction in solid state, only limited knowledge is available in the way of full comprehension and predictive assessment of the characteristic physical processes and material transformations with a specific consideration of real material properties. In the present paper, an account of the physical issues dominating the development of LSP processes from a moderately high intensity laser-matter interaction point of view is presented along with the theoretical and computational methods developed by the authors for their predictive assessment and new experimental contrast results obtained at laboratory scale.
Entity Nationality
New Mexico, USA
  • Autor: J L Ocaña Centro Láser UPM, Campus Sur UPM
  • Autor: JA Porro Centro Láser UPM
  • Autor: M Morales Centro Láser UPM
  • Autor: C Correa Centro Láser UPm
  • Autor: Cristobal Colon Hernandez UPM
  • Autor: Aurelia Alonso Medina UPM
  • Autor: M Autric Université de la Méditerranée. Tecnopole Chateau-Gombert 60 rue Joliot-Curie 13453 Marseille, France

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  • Creador: Departamento: Física Aplicada