6th International Conference on Laser Peening and Related Phenomena

Opens: 08 February 2016

Closes: 06 May 2016 (Late online submissions are still being accepted. Please email Prof. Claudia Polese after submitting your abstract to ensure that it is processed)

Notification to Authors Abstract Acceptance: 30 May 2016


We welcome abstracts from the community against the following broad themes. The Conference Committee will consider abstracts that fall outside the areas explicitly mentioned here, but which are aligned with the overall aims of the conference series. In addition to papers that deal with applications from the core business of Laser Peening in the aerospace and power generation industries, we are particularly interested in research into the use of Laser Peening in power generation, automotive, marine, mining, and medical industries.

1. Basic phenomena and fundamental mechanisms
  • Plasma physics
  • Shock physics and related phenomena
  • Material dynamics, high-strain-rate effects
  • Residual stress generation
  • Material property modification

2. Process modelling and simulation
  • Finite element and other computational methods
  • Plasma modelling
  • Laser, shock wave, solid matter interaction modelling
  • Phenomenological and eigenstrain techniques
  • Multi-objective process optimisation

3. Experimental implementation of processes, process monitoring, visualisation and characterization techniques
  • Plasma monitoring techniques
  • Shock wave visualisation methods
  • Laser peening strategies
  • Laser wavelength, repetition rates and laser overlay
  • Innovative residual stress measurement methods
  • Novel material properties characterisation techniques
  • High-strain-rate measurement techniques
  • Microstructural characterisation and modification
  • Residual stress measurement

4. Effects on mechanical properties and behaviour
  • Fatigue
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Repair or mitigation of damage
  • Life extension
  • Tribology, wear and erosion
  • Corrosion and stress corrosion
  • Other surface properties
  • Crack redirection

5. Industrial applications: Aviation, Aerospace, Nuclear, Automotive, Civil Engineering, etc.
  • Cost benefit of implementation of Laser Peening
  • Industrial applications and industrial implementation strategies
  • Industrial proof of concepts

6. New laser systems for peening and novel process techniques and applications
  • High repetition-rate technologies
  • Pico- and femto-second laser systems
  • High power lasers
  • Compact and portable systems
  • Fibre laser delivery systems
  • Micro-scale laser peening systems

7. Alternative and novel technologies or applications
  • Shot peening
  • Multiple and combined surface treatments
  • Burnishing
  • Ultrasonic Nanocrystal Surface Modification (UNSM)
  • Surface Mechanical Attrition Techniques (SMAT)
  • Cavitation shot-less peening/cavitation peening
  • Laser peen forming
  • Additive Manufacturing (AM), Laser-Sintering
  • Laser Shock Adhesion Testing (LASAT)
  • Fine particle bombardment
  • Ultrasonic Peening

  • Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed.
  • Abstracts should be original work.
  • Abstracts should follow the template provided on this page.
  • Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar.
  • Abstracts are to be submitted in PDF format only.
  • Accepted abstracts should be presented at the conference.

Download 6th ICLPRP Abstract Template


Make an *online submission.

Question About Abstract Submissions?
Contact: Ms Sheryl van den Berg
Email: 6thICLPRP@ie.co.za