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Laser Machining Analysis

  • George Chryssolouris
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Abstract

This chapter surveys many of the most important theoretical works in laser surface heating, drilling, cutting, grooving and three-dimensional machining found in recent literature which are based on an understanding of the physics of laser/material interaction. These process models are needed in order to choose correct operating parameters and to implement closed-loop process control. These works entail both analytical and numerical modelling to find relationships between operating parameters, temperature distribution and erosion front geometry. The phenomena occurring during laser machining processes, such as plasma formation, creation of striations, and changes in surface absorption of laser beam energy are also explained in a theoretical context.

Keywords

Material Removal Groove Depth Laser Machine Kerf Width Laser Drilling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Chryssolouris
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  1. 1.Laboratory for Manufacturing and ProductivityMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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