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      OHNS steel; ruby laser; surface hardening; material processing; Pearlite phase; Martensite phase

    • Abstract


      Surface modification of metals and alloys using lasers has acquired considerable importance because the changes achieved are highly localized and superficial. In this process the mechanical and structural properties of the bulk are retained as such because of the high temperature gradient and high rate of change of temperature that are unattainable by conventional methods. The present report is on surface hardening of oil-hardened nonshrinking (OHNS) steel using Ruby laser in normal mode. It is found that surface hardening increases thrice the size of base material and the microstructure of the laser-heated zone changes from pearlite phase to martensite phase.

    • Author Affiliations


      A Ramalingam1 2 B J Kalaiselvi1 3 S Sridharan1 3 P K Palanisamy1 V Masilamani1

      1. Department of Physics, Anna University, Chennai - 600 025, India
      2. Engine Valves Limited, Chennai - 600 016, India
      3. Department of Physics, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry - 605 014, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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