Hardening and Alloying of Steel Surfaces by High-Power Laser Beams

  • Gerd Sepold
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 84)


Heat fluxes near the surface of steel are calculated as a function of laser parameters such as power, density distribution and absorbed power. Additionally, experiments are carried out to improve the melting and alloying of defined areas in steel and to conpare the experimental results with the calculated ones. It is shown that hardened zones and fusion lines in laser treated steel can be calculated whereas the geometry of alloyed areas cannot be fully derived from heat equations.


Steel Surface Fusion Zone Fusion Line Critical Cool Rate Laser Head 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Sepold
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  1. 1.Bremer Institut für angewandte StrahltechnikBremen 71Germany

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