Author

Yuqin Gui

Publication Date

1998

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Kim, Meung J.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

LCSH

Laser beam cutting--Mathematics||Three-dimensional display systems||Finite element method

Abstract

The formation of a deep groove by evaporation on a solid is considered. Evaporation removal of material is achieved by focusing a high-power, highly concentrated Gaussian laser beam of constant wattage (CW laser) onto the surface of the solid. A numerical solution for the groove shape of the solid with an exponentially decaying source and proper boundary conditions is obtained using a three-dimensional finite-element method. The appropriate dimensionless parameters (N[sub k],B[sub i],N[sub e] and U ) are identified. The results for the groove depth and shape are presented for a variety of laser and solid parameters and compared with the results of the two-dimensional slab.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [68]-69)

Extent

x, 69 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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