Authors: Czotscher, T.
Vollertsen, F.
Title: Plasma Induced On Indenter Balls
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: There is an increasing demand to enable high throughput experimentation to characterize and develop new materials in a very short time. The investigated hardness measurement method differs from conventional hardness measurements in how the force is applied. The new method is based on laser-induced shockwaves. A shockwave is created with a nanosecond pulsed TEA CO2 laser on top of an indenter. The pressure of the shockwave is used to push an indenter inside a workpiece. A quadratic laser focus area of 4 mm², having a diagonal larger than the indenter diameter, leads to interactions of the laser beam with the surrounding material, which affects the plasma formation and results in heating of the material underneath. Material heating decreases the yield point and accordingly the hardness. Therefore, influence of pulse energy and plasma formation on heating of material are investigated to understand the interaction between the high intensity laser beam, the indenter and the material underneath. It is shown that a 3 mm indenter diameter reduces the maximum estimated temperature of the workpiece (X5CrNi18-10) underneath down to 64°C. With an additional positioning unit in combination with indenter diameter of 3 mm or larger no significant heat input was obtained anymore in the workpiece underneath.
Subject Headings: hardness
condition monitoring
Issue Date: 2018-05-14
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Is part of: 8th International Conference on High Speed Forming
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