Author

Li Li

Publication Date

1993

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Majumdar, Pradip, 1954-

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

LCSH

Cutting||Lasers in engineering||Finite element method||Gaussian beams

Abstract

The formation of a deep groove by evaporation on a semi-infinite 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 temperature profile in the solid with an exponentially decaying source and convective boundary condition is obtained using a 3-D Finite Element Method. The appropriate dimensionless parameters (B[sub i], N[sub k], N[sub e], U) are identified and the temperature on slab is presented in those parameters. The results for the groove depth and shape are presented for a variety of laser and solid parameters.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [55]-56)

Extent

viii, 56 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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