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Numerical and analytical investigation of the laser cutting process
Author(s): Margarita G. Baeva
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Paper Abstract

A process of laser cutting has been investigated by means of a 3D numerical modelling and a theoretical analysis in terms of Mathieu functions. The mean object of the work is to show and compare the temperature field distributions around the groove obtained by the methods mentioned. The results for the heat flux and the temperature field concern laser cutting if Plexiglass but the methods can be applied also to other materials of interest. It is shown that assuming a moving circular cylinder the analytical solution underestimates the temperature field distribution. It is necessary to take into account an elliptical cylindriform heat source having a proper aspect ratio.

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Date Published: 27 December 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3052, Ninth International School on Quantum Electronics: Lasers--Physics and Applications, (27 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262957
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Margarita G. Baeva, Technical Univ./Varna (Bulgaria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3052:
Ninth International School on Quantum Electronics: Lasers--Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov, Editor(s)

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