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Provides practical understanding of laser surface treatment process
Highlights both applications and limitations of laser induced thermal stresses
Provides practical solutions for daily surface treatment problems
This book introduces laser pulse heating and thermal stress analysis in materials surface. Analytical temperature treatments and stress developed in the surface region are also explored. The book will help the reader analyze the laser induced stress in the irradiated region and presents solutions for the stress field. Detailed thermal stress analysis in different laser pulse heating situations and different boundary conditions are also presented.