Synchrotron strain mapping of the residual strain distribution around foreign object damage in laser shock peened Ti-6AL-4V alloy

S. Zabeen, M. Preuss, P. J. Withers, S. Spanrad, J. Tong, J. Schofield

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The current study investigates the effect of foreign object damage (FOD) on the preexisting compressive residual stress field associated with laser shock peening (LSP) and its evolution upon combined LCF/HCF cycling. FOD was introduced onto an aerofoil-shaped specimen that had been previously LSP treated through ballistic impacts at angles of 0° and 45° to the leading edge. It is shown that the FOD notch created by 45° impact was asymmetric in shape and smaller in depth compared to that created at 0° impact. Significant through thickness compression was introduced parallel to the leading edge as a result of the LSP process. The residual strain distribution was mapped around the FOD notch by synchrotron X-ray radiation. The results show predominantly compressive stresses ahead of the notch, being greater for the 0° compared to 45° impact. No significant stress relaxation was observed after a combined (1000 HCF cycles superimposed on 1 LCF cycle) cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0878492585, 9780878492589
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation (MECA SENS V) - Mito, Japan
Duration: 10 Nov 200912 Nov 2009
Conference number: 5th

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


ConferenceInternational Conference on Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation (MECA SENS V)
Abbreviated titleMECA SENS V


  • Foreign object damage (FOD)
  • Laser Shock Peening (LSP)
  • Residual stress
  • Ti-6Al-4V

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