Approximate Solutions for Heat Conduction: Time Constants
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Lasers, Photonics, and Electro-Optics
book series (LPEO)
Several exact solutions for the heat conduction equation are presented in Chapter 12. As shown in Chapter 12, the solution for an instantaneous point source can be integrated over space and time to obtain the temperature response due to laser radiation. If the geometry and boundary conditions of a problem preclude the use of analytical methods, then a number of numerical methods, such as finite difference or finite element, can be employed.
KeywordsTime Constant Heat Conduction Temperature Rise Temperature Response Fluence Rate
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