Laser Surface Treatment and Efficiency Analysis

A. Z. Sahin*, B. S. Yilbas, S. S. Akhtar

*Corresponding author for this work

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The first and second law efficiencies of laser treatment of alumina surface are examined in line with the same laser scanning speeds and laser power levels used in the experiments. Temperature and stress fields developed in the laser-treated region are predicted for two laser power levels using the ABAQUS code. The microstructural changes in the laser-treated region are investigated using scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction. It is found that the first and second law efficiencies reduce with increasing laser output power. von Mises stress attains high values at high laser power settings and is more pronounced at high laser scanning speeds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Machining and Surface Treatment
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780080965338
StatePublished - May 2014


  • Efficiency
  • Laser
  • Surface treatment
  • Thermodynamic analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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