Fabrication and tribological functions of micro dent arrays on Ti-6Al-4V surface by laser shock peening

R. Caslaru, Y. B. Guo, X. T. Wei

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Abstract

Surface patterning has become a valuable technique for fabricating micro dents which may act as lubricant reservoirs to reduce friction and wear in sliding and rolling contact applications. In this paper, the use of laser shock peening (LSP) along with an automatic X-Y table proves to be an attractive and reliable method for producing micro dent arrays with enhanced surface integrity. Surface topography and profiles of the fabricated micro dent arrays on polished Ti-6Al-4V have been characterized. The effect of dent arrays with different density on friction reduction at low and high viscosity lubrication was investigated. An acoustic emission (AE) sensor was used to on-line monitor friction and wear processes. It was found that a surface with 10% dent density provides better effect in reducing coefficient of friction (CoF) than those of smooth surface and a surface with 20% dent density. It was shown that there is a strong correlation between acoustic emissions (AE) signals, especial AE cumulative counts and wear rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference
PublisherWeb Portal ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791845806
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference - Detroit, United States
Duration: Jun 9 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

NameASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2014 Collocated with the JSME 2014 International Conference on Materials and Processing and the 42nd North American Manufacturing Research Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit
Period6/9/146/13/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Keywords

  • Acoustic emission
  • Laser shock peening
  • Micro dent
  • Surface patterning
  • Tribology

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