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Application of high-energy oscillating electric current pulse to relieve pulsed-laser surface irradiation induced residual stress in AISI 1045 steel

  • Bang-ping Gu (a1), Jin-tao Lai (a2), Xiong Hu (a3), Zi-di Jin (a4), Hui Zhou (a5), Zhen-sheng Yang (a3) and Long Pan (a6)...


The high-energy oscillating electric current pulse (ECP) technology was introduced to relieve the residual stresses in the small AISI 1045 steel specimens treated by the pulsed-laser surface irradiation. The high-energy oscillating ECP stress relief experiments were conducted to study the effectiveness of the high-energy oscillating ECP technology. In addition, the electroplasticity framework was developed based on the thermal activation theory to reveal the mechanism of the high-energy oscillating ECP stress relief. The results show that the high-energy oscillating ECP stress relief has good effects on eliminating the residual stress. Furthermore, the residual stress relieving mechanism of the high-energy oscillating ECP stress relief can be attributed to the electric softening effect and the dynamic stress effect. The findings confirm that the significant effects of high-energy oscillating ECP on metal plasticity and provide a basis to understand the underlying mechanism of the high-energy oscillating ECP stress relief.


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Application of high-energy oscillating electric current pulse to relieve pulsed-laser surface irradiation induced residual stress in AISI 1045 steel

  • Bang-ping Gu (a1), Jin-tao Lai (a2), Xiong Hu (a3), Zi-di Jin (a4), Hui Zhou (a5), Zhen-sheng Yang (a3) and Long Pan (a6)...


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