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128 Delaying Effect of Fatigue Crack Propagation by Single-pulse Laser Irradiation
* 1 , 2 , 2 , 1 , 3 , 3
1  Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science
2  Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science
3  Thermal Spraying Technology R&D Center, TOCALO Co., Ltd.


In this study, a single-pulse laser technique was examined as an advanced repair process as an alternative to existing processes. This repair process involves using a single-pulse laser to irradiate the area ahead of the crack tip to reduce the fatigue crack propagation rate and/or deflect the crack path. Specifically, fatigue tests were conducted on specimens with a hole at the center and an induced fatigue crack at the edge of the hole. A single-pulse laser irradiation was applied ahead of this natural crack tip, and the delaying effect of laser irradiation was then evaluated by a detailed examination of the fatigue crack propagation behavior. Finally, it was confirmed that a single-pulse laser is a viable technique to repair cracked components.

Keywords: Fatigue Crack Propagation; Delaying Effect; Single-Pulse Laser Treatment