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Commercial Laser-Shock Processes
Author(s): William F. Bates
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Paper Abstract

A laser-shock process is described that can greatly improve the fatigue and crack growth resistance of some aluminum aircraft alloys. Additional developments needed for eventual commercial application of the processes are defined. Some of the evolving functional requirements for the laser system are given. It is concluded that a commercial laser system will probably have to be developed specifically for this application.

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Date Published: 24 January 1980
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0198, Laser Applications in Materials Processing, (24 January 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958029
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William F. Bates, Lockheed-Georgia Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0198:
Laser Applications in Materials Processing
John F. Ready, Editor(s)

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