Special Issue "Laser Shock Processing and Related Phenomena"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. José L. Ocaña

Dept. of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering, E.T.S. Ingenieros Industriales, Polytechnical University of Madrid (UPM), C/ José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2 28006 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: laser-matter interaction; high-intensity lasers; laser shock processing; mechanical properties; material behavior models; fatigue; laser processes simulation
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Janez Grum

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Askerceva 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Interests: material characterization; microstructure; mechanical properties; mechanical behavior of materials; materials processing; advanced materials; surface engineering; heat treatment; coatings; corrosion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Laser Shock Processing (LSP) has been developed as an effective technology for improving the surface and mechanical properties of metallic alloys. In addition, it is an emerging technology that is being manufactured with direct competitive advantages in comparison with other established technologies, such as shot peening, whether in manufacturing or maintenance/repair operations.

The level of maturity of Laser Shock Processing has been increasing during the last few years, and several thematic international conferences have been organized (the 7th ICLPRP will be held in Singapore, June 17–22, 2018), where different developments on a number of key aspects have been discussed, i.e.:

  • Fundamental Laser Interaction Phenomena
  • Material Behavior at High Deformation Rates/Under Intense Shock Waves
  • Laser Sources and Experimental Processes Implementation
  • Induced Microstructural/Surface/Stress Effects
  • Mechanical and Surface Properties Experimental Characterization and Testing
  • Numerical Process Simulation
  • Development and Validation of Applications
  • Comparison of LSP to Competing Technologies
  • Novel Related Processes

which have been treated by renowned specialists, providing a firm basis for the further development of the technology in its path to industrial penetration.

However, the application of LSP (and related technologies) to different types of materials, envisaging different types of applications (ranging from the always demanding aeronautical/aerospatial field to the energy generation, automotive and biomedical fields), still requires extensive efforts in the elucidation and mastering of different critical aspects, which deserve deep analysis as a necessary step prior to their industrial readiness level.

This Special Issue aims to collect, mainly for the use of LSP application developers in different target sectors, a number of high quality and relevant papers representing the present state-of-the-art of the technology, which can be also useful to newcomers in realizing its wide and relevant prospects as a key manufacturing technology.

Consequently, and in an additional and complementary way to papers presented at the thematic ICLPRP Conferences, a call is made to those authors willing to prepare a high quality and relevance paper for their submission to the journal (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/metals), with the confidence that their work will make part of a fundamental collection providing the present state-of-the-art of the LSP technology.

Prof. Dr. José L. Ocaña
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Laser shock processing
  • fundamental phenomena
  • mechanical properties
  • surface properties
  • residual stresses
  • crack propagation
  • fatigue
  • corrosion
  • materials behaviour
  • numerical simulation

Published Papers

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